Subject: Back yard “Park-Parties” on Saturday June 6th & Sunday June 7th 2015.
It has been perhaps next best park party we had since 2008 when over 135 persons, and even Clarion Ledger reporter interviewed the attendees. We called it a “musical extravaganza!” That was a bit too much to handle and we decided that this year we will have in two separate groups.
Theme of this social get-together in either case was, in addition to “pot-luck-lunch” to have a 2-hour local talent musical program.
The musical renderings on June 6th were of Dr. Girish and Rani Pannicker(s). Mr. Ravi Nimma, and Mrs. Kala Sarada. On June 7th it is gratifying to note that Ramesh Madalli made it a lively and smooth flowing afternoon permitting all of the attendees an interacting role. Our appreciation is for Sreedevi Maddali recognizing several new comers for this annual get-together. Individual entertainments of Satyam Vasireddy, Sandeep Mamidenna, Prasad Karavadi, Vijay Kumar Katakam, Hanumantha Rao, Sobha Kondabathini, Ramana Yarlgadda, Venkat Pendurthi, Anupama Seetharam, Vijay Sankaran, Apoorva Mamidenna and Shreya Maddali made our post lunch stay captivating. Group enactment of youngsters under the stewardship of Sobha Kondabathini was fascinating.
We appreciate every one attending the two-day-back-to-back get-together for pot-luck lunch with entertainments ranging from musical renderings, mono-actions, anecdotal narratives and thought provoking group discussions. It would have been much nicer if we had several more participant songs reflecting the languages of the attendees such as Maharashtra and Gujarati, although we did have Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil songs.
As we mentioned we hope to repeat this “annual feature” and God willing with favorable weather we will have them during the last week-end of May or first week-end of June 2016.
We are particularly elated that all of the following who attended the pot-luck lunch, success was mainly due to their culinary contributions: -- Sarada Ganti, Ravi Nimma, Lokanath Polepalli, Leela and Veera Vasamsetti, Bharati and Alfred Sagar, Deepak & Maya Rao, Nayan & Vidyut Deshpande, Rani & Girish Panicker, Uma Giri, Amruth & Hansa Patel, Ramesh Patel, YRK & Leela with Chandu & Sreya, Shankaran, Sreelaxmi with her father Ramakrishna and Krishna Prasad, Sarada Kala with Monica, Sushil and Satyavathi Remata, Umesh Remata with his daughter and son, Anitha and Saroj Desai, Jayanth & Gowri Mahajan with their children Vaibhavi and Vihan. Sireesha & Satyam Vasireddy with their parents and children, Kavitha& Prasad Karavadi, Sridhar Gollapudi, Ramana & Ratna Yarlagadda, Sravanthi& Rajsekhar Cheruku with their children, Kiranmayee & Srinivas with their daughter, Sobha & Vidyasagar Kondabathini with their children and mother, Lavanya & Sandeep Mamidenna with their daughters, Vijay & Soujanaya Katakam with their children and parents, Loknath Polepalli, Venkata Krishna Pendurthi, Rajani & Siva Uppu with their children, Syamala & Hanumantha Rao, Sreedevi and Ramesh Maddali with their daughters, Som & Anupma Seethram with their sons, Nishuta & Pramod Anugu and Vijaya & Shankaran which made our efforts worthwhile .
Thanks once again for your participation – KR and Indira Rao (June 7, 2015)
Noted below with appreciation are excerpts from the attendees who took pains to providecomments:
“Dear Aunty and Unclegaru,
Thank you very very much for having us for the pot-luck lunch at your residence and your hospitality. We were very happy and lucky to be present there. Kudos to all your zeal and efforts in making the train and explaining it wholeheartedly to us. The event will make everlasting memories in each one of us. Thanks to everyone for being part of this successful event.
Thanks & Regards,
Shoba and Vidya Kondabathini”
“Dear Dr & Mrs. Rao,
Appreciate your exceptional hospitality & high spirits! The get-together was vibrant, the dishes were delicious, the weather was favorable and primarily, your sensibly maintained home park added scenic beauty, to everything it touched!
Thank you very much for inviting us and looking forward to celebrating with you, next year!
Girish & Rani Panicker”
“To K R Rao
Thank you Dr Rao Garu and Dr. Indira Garu. It was an honor to be with you. I was amazed by the enthusiasm and curiosity for learning that you both had. I Learned a lot from you both. Thank you.
Sent from Venkat's iPhone”
“Thank you for inviting us. We all had fun
Thank you for inviting us. We all had fun.
“Vihaan and Vaibhavi really enjoyed the Train exhibit and Garden.
We will take Vihaan to Rail Road Museum at AG Museum. Thank you for letting us know.
You both are amazing. You had another party next day so we hope you get some rest now.
Thanks again for having us.
Jayant and Gouri Mahajan”
“Good Morning Mrs & Mr Rao garu.
It was in deed a great pleasure to be part of your guest list and enjoyed every bit of it.
Though I have been to several potluck parties, yours is a very special one with ever lasting pleasurable memory, thanks to your meticulous arrangements, the green environment coated with your pure warmth and love and a great personnel touch !!
Thank you again and looking forward to the next program.
“Dear Uncle and Aunty!
Thank you for the invitation.we had a lot of fun, but had to leave early.
Thanks for showing us the train station environment that you worked on so hard. It was mind blowing. Kids are still talking about it – Rematar Reddy”
“Thank you for inviting us. We had a great time and look forward to this occasion every year. Hope you get some rest soon. – Anita”
“We thank you for a great party at the INDIRA PARK and RAO river. Had a good time, both of us. The food was excellent. You have done a great job with the train set. Meticulous work and huge number of hours of detailed work has gone into it, and the results show for themselves.
Nayan and Vidyut”
“Indira garu, Rao garu,
In fact, we should THANK YOU for such a lovely event, so graciously shared, with plenty of planning , execution, & creating fun for all.
Well organized, & very well attended.
Enjoyed, Thanks again .
“KR & Indira –
We enjoyed the pot luck a lot too! Your train set was VERY impressive as usual! Your Indira Park as usual is a very comfy and relaxing place! Thanks very much for taking the effort to hold this. Talk to you soon
Deepak and Maya”