Welcome to VANA...
Velama Association of North America(VANA).
PO Box 403
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Velama Association of North America Corp.(VANA), is a vibrant non-profit organization established in the US to serve as a platform for Velamas in North America to promote the cultural heritage as well as to collectively support various community needs. Velamas are an ancient and powerful community in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and in North America they are quite a success story and most of them have excelled in their fields with advanced degrees in engineering, medicine and business.
VANA celebrates various telugu festivals annually and encourages participation by members and well wishers at these events. Dasara’2008 in New Jersey was a huge success with the participation of a large number of families, even with in a short notice. VANA will be organizing more events in future in different regions with continued support and participation from all the members.
VANA is formally registered as a non-profit organization in November 2008 in the State of New Jersey.
Objectives of VANA:
- To provide a common platform for Velama community members in North America to interact with each other.
- To conduct cultural events in different regions as well as summer event to promote cultural awareness and to provide an opportunity for members and their families to meet with each other.
- To collectively support common social causes, including supporting community development activities.
- Co-ordinate the efforts of all like-minded individuals and groups to sustain and perpetuate the cultural heritage of the community throughout the continent and thus create a strong image.
- VANA will aspire to meet the needs and welfare of the community while assisting them in adapting to the mainstream America
- Actively promote and teach Indian values to the children and youth. We strongly encourage them to display their creativity, talent and leadership qualities during the events.
VANA membership is open to all members belonging to Velama community in North America and all members are treated equal. To become a member, please click on ‘Member Registration’ tab.