Subbarao Vudathu, Founder Member being recognized at '100% CiNaRe' Event in Aug 2017

Suhasini Maniratnam and her team at 'ANTARAM' Event during October 2017

Maitri Members enjoying the morning on a trip to Nashiville, TN during 2013

Audience enjoying a Concert '100% Cinare'

Singers at '100% CiNaRe' event organized in Aug 2017

'Geet Gaata Hoon Main' - Hindi Songs - Sunday January 7

'Dr. P. Venugopala Rao - Maitri Award for Excellence Arts and Literature Award 2015'

She went, she sang and she conquered!
Maitri recognizes Meghana, winner of Paadutha Theeyaga 2014 contest
On Sunday 10 August 2014​​​, Maitri has organized an exclusive event to recognize the finalist of Paadutha Theeya​ at Sri Krishna Vilas, Cumming.

Attended by about 80 people including Maitri Members, friends of Pothukuchi Family and several others this event was a 'gift' to Meghana for Telugu Community in Atlanta.

More than 20 people have congratulated Meghana and wished her on winning this title. Narender Reddy, President of HTA, Phani Dokka, singer, writer and a mentor of Meghana, Ravi and Sasikala Penumarti, Sandhya Yellapragada, President of TAMA, Mahesh Pawar, former President of TAMA, Ravi Ponanagi, Jouranilist, Madhav Durbha, Writer, Udaynada Padi, YuppTV and were among those who praised Meghana for her passion for Music. Several young singers presented kirtanas, classical music and film songs.

Narender Reddy presented a HTA Shawl to Meghana, while Viju Chiluveru, Coordinator of Matri presented a Plaque. Aparna Pothukuchi, who is an equally talented singer was also recognized on this occasion.

Parents of Meghana, Hari and Uma Pothukuchi shared their experiences about the entire contest and how Meghana made it to the Finals. Click here to view photographs. See flyer below that was published to promote this event.

Maitri acknowledges Venkat Chennubhotla for providing audio equipment, Sunil Kuturu for taking photographs and Srinivas Durgam for operating the Sound system.

Meet and Greet Dr. Acharya Phaneendra, Poet, writer and Co-Editor of Telugu Magazines - Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dr. Phaneendra shared his poetry and writing with Maitri team on Saturday, July 12. Dr. Phaneendra's writing style demonstrates a uniqueness. He has a wonder voice and is gifted. He has the talent to write about varying subjects - ranging from 'Challenges of Apartment Life' to 'Greatness of Telugu Language'.

Maitri facilitated Dr. Phaneendra and offered help in publishing his upcoming book. Maitri thanks Raghu Govardhana for facilitating this session. Maitri also thanks all attendees for their generous monetary contribution in raising fund for publishing a book mentioned above. Maitri sincerely thanks Dr. Phaneendra for this wonderful session. We look forward to his next visit to US.

Few Words about Dr. Phaneendra:

Dr. Acharya Phaneendra has made indelible mark as a progressive poet and proved his talent in all versions of Telugu Poetry, namely Padyam, Geyam and Vachana kavithvam.

He is Co-Editor of “SAHITI KOUMUDI”, a Quarterly Literary Magazine. Some of his popular poetic works published are :- “Mukunda Satakam”, “Kavita Rasa Gulikalu”, “Padya Prasunalu”, “Vijaya Vikranti”, “Muddu Gumma”, “Vakyam Rasatmakam”, “Moscow Smritulu”, “Varaha Satakam”… etc.

He was awarded Ph.D. (doctorate degree) in Telugu by Osmania University for his research work in ’19th Century Telugu poetry’.

He received several awards and felicitations from both Govt. and other cultural associations. Some of them are .. “Vanamamalai Varadacharya Smaraka Puraskaram”, “Acharya Tirumala Smaraka Puraskaram”, “Siliconandhra Geya kavita Puraskaram” etc.

He also received a title ‘PADYA KALA PRAVINA’ from VLS Literary and Scientific Foundation, Hyderabad and ‘KAVI DIGGAJA’ from Navya Sahitya Mandali, Eluru, West Godavari Dist.

His poems are regularly published in many Literary magazines.