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Folk Art Festival - Guntur

About TANA Folk Art Festival

With a primary purpose of uplifting the traditional Folk Art, TANA is conducting Folk Art Festival since 2000. Since starting, this festival is conducted during December of even numbered year in Andhra Pradesh. The TANA Folk Art venue selection committee decides the venue in advance. The first Folk Art Festival (2000) was conducted in Sidhartha Auditorium, Vijayawada. The second (2002) was conducted in Hyderabad. The third festival (2004) was conducted in Tirupathi.

During these festivals, TANA invites artists representing various folk arts from all over the Andhra Pradesh. The Folk Department of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University coordinates the identification of folk arts and artists. All the artists are provided with transportaion, accommodation expenses. TANA also recognizes them with awards and appropriate remuneration.

This year, 2006, TANA is conducting the Fourth Folk Art Festival in Sri Venkateswara Vignaana Mandiram, Guntur. This three-day festival will be conducted from December 22 thru 24. Approximately 450 artists are expected to participate in this event, representing 34 various folk art forms.

This event will begin at 4:00 PM with a rally on 22nd evening , in which all the folk artists will participate and display their talent. This rally will be followed by inaugural ceremony and few folk art performances.

During this ceremony TANA recognizes two distinguished individuals, who has contributed the most to the Folk Art. In addition, to bring folk art awareness among kids, TANA is conducting Elocution, Drawing and Essay Writing competitions to school children.

Planning and Organizing Committee

Festival Venues

Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram

0863-2222741

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T.T.D. Kalyana Mandapam

0863-2224340

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TANA Folk Art Festivals Office

93978-85955

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Dr. Bandla Hanumaiah

TANA President

 001 248 470 1630

hbandla@aol.com

Sri. Udaya Kumar Chapalamadugu

TANA India Activities Coordinator

 001 248 760 0290

uchapal@gmail.com

Sri. Chittineni Siva Koteswara Rao

Chairman, Planning and Organizing Committee

98486 67888

avani88@yahoo.com

Sri. Adusumilli Rateesh

Honorable Member

93948 87717

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Sri. Bandla Punna Rao

Honorable Member

94408 76699

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Sri. Dr. I.V.L. Narasimha Rao

Honorable Member

98490 16620

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Sri. Dr. Kandimalla Sambasiva Rao

Honorable Member

98483 51517

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Sri. Dr. N. Bhaktavasala Reddy

Honorable Member

94401 70703

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Sri. Jeldi Rajendra Kumar

Honorable Member

98491 85092

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Sri. Katragadda. L. Narasimha Rao

Honorable Member

98485 06393

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Sri. Movva Chandramouli

Honorable Member

98490 99200

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Sri. Naidu Gopi

Honorable Member

94402 64975

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Sri. Ponakala Veera Sankara Rao

Honorable Member

98481 35223

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Sub Committees.

Janapadham (Rally)

Sri P.V. Sankara Rao

98481-35223

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Sri S Balachander

98489-68889

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Sri R. Ramu

94402-57209

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Sri A. Rama Krishna

98492-62788

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Reception

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Guests and VIPS

Sri K L Narasimha Rao

98485-06393

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Sri B Punna Rao

94408-76699

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Dr. G.V. Rayudu

94407-87164

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NRI's

Sri M Chandramouli

98490-99200

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Dr. I.V.L. Narasimha Rao

98490-16620

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Sri A. Ratheesh

93948-87717

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Artistes

Sri Ghanta Nageswara Rao

98484-96318

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Sri Gummadi Nageswara Rao

98480-27197

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Sri V.Ch.K. Prasad

94408-55139

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Accommodation

Sri K.V. Krishna Rao

94412-15399

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Sri M. Brahmeswara Rao

94402-60100

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Sri P. Nagabhushanam

98481-07403

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Food and Catering

Sri P. Bala Subrahmanyam

93941-55535

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Sri E. Brahma Reddy

94404-37733

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Sri S.S.R. Anjaneyulu

93941-54476

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Sri B. Babu Rao

93463-23026

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Stage Programmes

Sri Naidu Gopi

94402-64975

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Sri N. Kalidas

98493-69769

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Sri N.V.Durga Prasad

98494-63030

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Sri P. Bhujanga Rao

98491-58979

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Publicity

Sri J.K. Sarma

98663-84336

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Sri P Srinivasa Rao

98660-16641

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Sri Sukumar

98662-36373

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Decoration

Sri Hari Babu

98486-78239

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Sri Rama Krishna

94408-53245

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Sri Sk Hussain

98498-47882

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Sri Karanam Suresh

98852-79328

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Press & Electronic Media

Dr. Kandimalla Sambasiva Rao

98483-51517

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Dr. Y. Mallikarjuna Rao

98485-43520

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Sri Gadde Srinivas (Abhinaya)

93911-11622

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Sri R. Appa Rao

94404-62693

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Felicitations

Sri M Papi Reddy

98482-35435

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Sri G. Rambabu

94412-15388

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Sri P. Srinivasa Rao

93968-59369

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Smt. T. Lakshmi

98492-93358

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Transportation

Sri J. Srinivasa Rao

98663-23123

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Sri P Srinivasa Rao

98485-89228

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Sri K. Rama Krishna Prasad

98481-46461

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Printing & Correspondance

Sri P Mrutyunjaya Rao

98854-86489

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Sri Prasada Murthy

98483-53138

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Sri G.V. Ranga Rao

94900-09636

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Seminars

Dr. V. Singa Rao

0863-2352538

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Dr. N.V. Krishna Rao

0863-2235924

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Information Centre

Sri G Sita Rama Rao

98669-04847

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Sri N. Koti Siva

98484-65301

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Sri M. Balachandra Rao

98487-62603

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Awards

Each year, TANA felicitates competent individuals in various categories of Folk Art. These categories may change every year. This year’s categories and award descriptions are given below.

Award for the scholar who contributed the most to the Folk Art

Selection Committee: Prof. S. Gangappa, Prof. N. Bhakta Vatsala Reddy, Prof. Kandimalla Sambasiva Rao

This award, along with a cash prize of 10,000 INR, is given to the scholar who contributed the most to the Folk Art. If you want to suggest an individual for this award, please contact one of the selection committee members. For contact details, please visit Committee Page.

Award for the artist who contributed the most to the Folk Art
Selection Committee: Prof. S. Gangappa, Prof. N. Bhakta Vatsala Reddy, Prof. Kandimalla Sambasiva Rao
This award, along with a cash prize of 10,000 INR, is given to the artist who contributed the most to the Folk Art. If you want to suggest an individual for this award, please contact one of the selection committee members. For contact details, please visit Committee Page.

Elocution Competition for School Children
On December 17th, the planning and organizing committee is conducting Elocution Competition for School Children in Guntur. Winners will be awarded medals and cash prizes (First Prize 1,116 INR, Second Prize 558 INR, Third Prize 274 INR) during the Folk Art Festival. For further details, please contact Mr. Chittineni Siva Koteswara Rao.

Drawing Competition for School Children
On December 17th, the planning and organizing committee is conducting Elocution Competition for School Children in Guntur. Winners will be awarded medals and cash prizes (First Prize 1,116 INR, Second Prize 558 INR, Third Prize 274 INR) during the Folk Art Festival. For further details, please contact Mr. Chittineni Siva Koteswara Rao.

Essay Writing Competition for School Children
On December 17th, the planning and organizing committee is conducting Elocution Competition for School Children in Guntur. Winners will be awarded medals and cash prizes (First Prize 1,116 INR, Second Prize 558 INR, Third Prize 274 INR) during the Folk Art Festival. For further details, please contact Mr. Chittineni Siva Koteswara Rao.


Schedule

December 21

7:00 PM onwards

Meet and Greet (TANA, Volunteers, Local Guests) at L.V.R Club

December 22

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Rally from Dr. Ambedkar Statue to Venkateswara Vignaana Mandiram

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Inaugural Ceremony

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Folk Art Performances

December 23

4:00 PM onwards

Folk Art Performances

December 24

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Folk Art Performances

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Conclusion Performances

Minute to minute schedule will be finalized by December 20th. Updated scheduled will be published.

Guests

December 23

Chief Guest

Sri Kanna Lakshminarayana
Minister for Cooperation and Transport

Special Guest

Sri Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao 
Minister for Higher Education and Technical Education & Industrial Training Institute

December 24

Chief Guest

Sri Kodela Siva Prasada Rao
Chairman, NBT Cancer Institue

December 25

Chief Guest

Sri Rayapati Sambasiva Rao
Member of Parliament (Guntur)