Re: In memorium: naajar

V. Chowdary Jampala (
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 07:18:36 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 20 Mar 1997 wrote:

>     In this context, I want to make one comment. It is our responsibility to
> continue our support for the ancient arts. Only, big conventions like TANA
> can afford to support such kind of arts. Unfortunately, the TANA leadership
> instead of encouraging our ancient arts, leaning towards spending
> money for inviting and bringing the most corrupted politicians, 
> and cine artists. All of you know how much warm welcome was given to
> the corrupted politicians on the stage in 1993 New York convention,ignoring

	Sambasivarao gaaru has forgotten the 1995 TANA Conference, and still 
harping on about the 1993 conference. TANA brought a team of burrakatha 
artists, the bhadrakaaLi troupe, and a pouraaNika naaTakam troupe for the 
95 conference, and underwrote the expenses for their tour of several US 
cities. It is completely another matter that these troupes played to very 
small audiences in most of those cities (TANA can't be blamed for that, 
can it be?). Even the infamous 1993 Conference featured people and programs 
like sObhaaraaju, sampat kumaar, chaayaadEvi, ABK mOhan raaju, kaaLeepaTnam 
raaamaaraavu, bhuvanavijayamu, saraswati vijayamu, lambaaDi_nRUtyamu etc. 
Sorry that he has missed /forgotten those programs.

	Regards.		--- V. Chowdary Jampala