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Sankara Nethralaya USA’s Meet ‘n Greet with Indian lyricist Anantha Sriram in Phoenix raises 30K

Phoenix, Arizona, September 25, 2023: To raise awareness for the Sankara Nethralaya organization in Phoenix, Arizona, SN USA organized a Meet and Greet event featuring the renowned Indian film lyricist, Shri. Anantha Sriram Garu, in Chandler, Arizona on September 10th, 2023. The event captivated the audience with Anantha Sriram Garu’s non-movie lyrics and songs, attracting around 250 attendees. Adding to the surprise, Indian singer Raghu Kunche Garu made a memorable appearance and performed several Telugu and Hindi songs.

The event commenced with devotional songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha by Mrs. Rama Nishtala, Smt. Sindhu Thadiparthi, and Mr. Varun. In addition to Anantha Sriram Garu’s program, approximately 25 children from Sri Sankara Bala Vikas recited slokas, and they were honored, along with their guru, Shri. Amaranth Kundanamadugu, by presenting mementos. The bhajan performance by the Art of Living team, led by Mrs. Monasha Joshi, added a pleasant touch to the evening, despite the warm weather in Phoenix.

During this event, the Reddy family, represented by Mrs. Rekha Reddy and Mr. Adishesha Reddy, pledged their support for the MESU (Mobile Eye Surgical Unit) Adopt-A-Village program in 2024, focusing on Keshapuram Village, Sathyasai District, Andhra Pradesh. Furthermore, Mrs. Pallavi Kovuru and Mr. Dheeraj Pola’s family pledged their support for a MESU Adopt-A-Village 11-day eye camp in 2024, targeting Rajampet, Annamayya District in Andhra Pradesh.

Through this event, SN USA successfully raised approximately 30,000 USD in donations, which includes the contributions for the two Adopt-A-Village initiatives mentioned above.

Mr. Vamsi Krishna Eruvaram, a member of the Sankara Nethralaya Board of Trustees, expressed his gratitude towards SN USA President Bala Reddy Indurti for providing the opportunity and guidance to organize the Kickoff event in Phoenix, Arizona. During his speech, Mr. Vamsi explained the significance of Sankara Nethralaya events and the crucial role played by the SN USA team. He also emphasized the importance of MESU camps, particularly in rural areas of India. Numerous donors came forward during the meeting and pledged their support. Mr. Vamsi extended his thanks to SN USA President Emeritus Mr. SV Acharya, Vice President Mr. Moorthy Rekapalli, Secretary Mr. Krishnaraj Bhat, Treasurer Mrs. Banu Ramakrishnan, Joint Secretary Mr. Shyam Appali, Joint Treasurer Soma Jagadeesh, and Board of Trustee Mr. Upendra Rachupally for their unwavering support for this event.

Prominent leaders of Phoenix, including Mr. Srini Gupta, Mr. Roopesh Reddy, Mr. Shyam Byra, Mr. Anjal Reddy, Mr. Raghu Gadi, Mr. Nagesh Puppala, and Mr. Chenna Sanikommu, graced the event and shared their perspectives on Sankara Nethralaya events. They also pledged their support to the organization. The Sankara Nethralaya committee felicitated these distinguished guests as a token of appreciation.

The organization extends its heartfelt thanks to Mr. Adishesha Reddy, Mrs. Rekha, Mrs. Madhavi Reddy Kantala, Mrs. Swathi, and their friends for generously hosting the event at their premises and providing food for all attendees.

The organization is also deeply grateful to the Sankara Nethralaya Chennai team, including Mr. Suresh Kumar, Mr. Theagarajan, and Mr. Deena Dayalan, for their unwavering support.

Special thanks go out to Mr. Dheeraj Pola, Sreenivasulu Mamidi, Amarnath Kundanamadugu, Anudeep Chandra, Shiva Konduru, Paritosh Poli, Dinakar Kypa, Tej Kumar, Raj Pappula, Ravikumar Vaduguru, Chenna Reddy Madduri, and Sunil Ananapu Reddy for volunteering at this event and contributing to its resounding success.

For those interested in supporting this noble cause, please visit the organization’s website at

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