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Rajani Akurati

Rajani Akurati
Rajani Akurati 
(Candidate for Regional Representative - Midwest)
Tel: (630) 674-4633 - Email: rajaniakurati@yahoo.com

Personal Information: Lives in Lake Zurich, IL with Husband Ramesh  and Children Ramhith, Ronith; Masters in Sociology from Nagarjuna University, IT Professional for 15 years;  Executed various leadership roles, in training, mentoring and help getting jobs to various Indian/Telugu community individuals.

Dear Friends: I am a Life member of TANA and I have been serving the local Telugu community and TANA for several years in various roles. I have coordinated several TANA activities and fundraising campaigns in our region. As a dedicated TANA Volunteer and team player, I feel that I can serve well our beloved organization and the Midwest region Telugu community and request your support in electing me as the Midwest Regional Representative.

My Service to TANA and Telugu Community:

  • Chairperson, TANA Women’s Forum - since 2011.  Guided women involved in domestic violence in getting emergency shelter, counseling and legal support
  • Co-Chairperson,  Exhibits Committee, 17th TANA Convention, Chicago, 2009
  • Coordinator, Midwest Region, TANA “Maa Voori Vanta” TV Program, 2011 and 2012. Recruited participants across the region, scheduled and organized the shootings, hosted the program crew and helped them complete shooting all programs.
  • Cordinator, Midwest region, TANA Dhimtana Dance and Singing competitions, 2011. Encouraged and recruited talented singers and dancers to participate in the competitions, hosted the program crew and helped them complete shooting all programs.
  • Volunteer, TANA TEAM Square:
      • Immediately responded to help a Telugu student who was criminally attacked. Collected donations and made sure funds reached the victim as quickly as possible for his treatment
      • Raised funds to help pay the expenses in the aftermath of students who died in accidents.
      • Raised funds for TANA TEAM Square
  • Raised funds for NRI Seva Foundation, one of the TANA Foundation Projects
  • Raised funds for  Sankara Eye Foundation
  • Raised funds for TANA Patrika
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Tri State Telugu Association (TTA), Chicago
      • Actively participated in all TTA events by encouraging talent and other individuals to continue to participate in Telugu cultural events
      • Helped enroll new members.

Objectives and Goals

  • Support TANA TEAM Square activities, recruit volunteers and resources to help Telugu community members in need
  • Support and guide Telugu women in need of help
  • Encourage Midwest Region Telugu community participation in TANA activities and provide TANA organizational support to Telugu community activities in the region.
  • Enhance TANA membership in the region.