Telangana float wins first prize in Independence day grand parade that was held on 16th Aug’2015 in Fremont. FOGsv (Festival of Globe, Silicon Valley) organizers announced today and mentioned its not only the float design, the participation strength and the enthusiasm they bring to the parade have made Telangana Float team to stand unique among other teams. Second Prize was given to Naatak Group and Maharashtra Mandal MMBA, third prize to Odissa, Kannada Koota KKNC for best theme and best Appearance for Rajasthan RANA.
This year’s Telangana tableau showcased “Mana Ooru Mana Cheruvu”, depicting Mission Kakatiya (flagship program in Telangana) by having Kakatiya Kala thoranam as background, a massive model of dindi dam structure, also showing water flow from the dam into lakes/tanks thereby irrigating large area of agricultural fields and forests. Front part of Tableau was highlighted with famous Yadadri temple and its deity Lord Narasimha swamy. Float also included major development activities happening in Telangana with focus on Haritha Haram, T-Hub, Make in India, Hyd Wifi, Water Grid.
Bay Area Telanganites Float team jumped in joy after the announcement, this is the third year Telanganites are participating in the parade and second consecutive time to win the prize. Team attributed success to their hard work, strong commitment towards Telangana and perfect execution of Special thanks to FOGsv organizers, Satya Bathula (Nitya Software), Murthy Vuppala (Usmile Dental) and Sheetal Gampanwar for their generous sponsorship, Venkatesh Bukka for Media coverage, friends & supporters who walked along the float and every individual who contributed to this success.
Bay Area Telanganites core team included Srinivas Manikonda, Srinivas Ponnala, Uday Kiran Jonnala, Santosh Addagulla, Rajnikanth Kosanam, Srikanth Surakanti, Hari Gakkani, Revanth Raj, Naveen Jalagam, Shireesh Rao, Venu Kommera, Goutham Pailla, Yugender Reddy, Jagan Baerelly, Srinivas Perumandla, Abhishek Dodda, Mahendra Gudur, Surender, Pradeep, Sridhar Borra, Rajesh Vattipelli, Swathi Yerram, Deepthi Kommareddy, Srinath Muskula and many more.