WALK-A-THON AND A SPARC USA MEETING
Silicon Valley of California, USA resounded to the thumping footsteps of the PRAVAASA VAARADHI volunteers participating in the 5 Km Walk-a-thon organized in support of Padma Bhushan Dr. Chiranjeevi by Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization on May 17th, 2008. This event, which was officially kicked-off by Mega brother Nagendra Babu through a live video conference, marked the first ever international SPARC meeting organized in the United States . Pravasa Varadhi is a movement started by the NRIs that aims to build a bridge to their homeland for creating social, economic and political awareness for the betterment and development of the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization conducted over 20 events in various cities through out the United States in various Metropolitan areas in support of Padma Bhushan Dr. Chiranjeevi.
Speaking on this occasion, President of the Organization, Mr. Narasaiah Vadranam said that Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization has successfully organized “NRI Maha Yatra”, a march from Tirupathi to Srikakulam, to raise awareness and gather support among the region to welcome Dr. Chiranjeevi as the next leader of Andhra Pradesh. Addressing the gathering at Fremont Park Theatre after the Walk-a-thon, Mr. Nagendra Babu in a live video feed, compared the NRI Maha Yatra to the Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhi and congratulated the Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization on its excellent and relentless efforts.Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization believes that a strong leader and a moral force like Dr. Chiranjeevi is necessary to bring about the draconian changes needed to combat the evils such as corruption, poverty, and illiteracy that are hindering progress to our society today.
Noted NRI educationalists, IT professionals, Doctors, Architects and Planners from different parts of USA took part in the 5 Kilometer Walk-a-thon taking on the streets of Silicon Valley wearing Pravasa Varadhi caps and clad in vibrant T-shirts printed with Chiranjeevi’s image. Later the marchers assembled at Park Theater to participate in the first and official international SPARC Meeting “PRAVASA VAARADHI”.The members then continued the meeting with open speeches and debates on reforms which were intended to collect the ideas of all the attendees. The members showed overwhelming support in choosing Dr. Chiranjeevi as the next apt leader for Andhra Pradesh.
The event also included a screening of a short film “Chiranjeevi: For Change!” which featured the first ever campaign song for Chiranjeevi. The movie was an indigenous NRI production. The gathering was inspired and energized by the “Chiru Song 2008” which was composed, written and sung by prominent NRI Music Director Mr. Sai Manapragada, the son of the famous folk singer JanapadaBrahma Shri. Manapragada Narasimha Murthy. The Up-and-Coming Actor and Director Mr. Seshu Adivi directed this short film.
Mr. Kalyan Palla, Northwest Regional Vice President welcomed the marchers and attendees and said that it gave him immense pleasure to be hosting the first international SPARC meeting. Mr. Srinivas Manapragada introduced the panel and said that “today’s youth is looking towards Dr. Chiranjeevi for a proper moral guidance in shaping a better tomorrow for Andhra Pradesh”. Speaking on the occasion, Special Invitee, Chairman of Telangana Cultural Organization Mr. Vijay Chava said that he is delighted to be part of any movement that talks about bringing change. Mr. Biksham conveyed his best wishes to the Organization. Later, Southwest Regional Vice President Mr. Shekar Seera, Midwest Regional Vice President, Mr. Srinivas Lottala, Public Relations In-charge Mr. Srikanth Palivela addressed the gathering. The founder of ChimataMusic.com Mr. Chimata Srinivas, IT professionals Mr. Venkat, Mr. Bhaskar, and NRI Film Distributor Mr. Murali were among other prominent speakers who addressed the occasion. Mr. Srinivasa Manapragada, in his vote-of-thanks, informed Dallas, TX on May 31st, 2008 as venue for the next event and encouraged everyone to keep up to date with Pravasa Chiranjeevi Organization’s events by visiting www.pravasachiranjeevi.org and www.chiruasCM.com.
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