• 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.
Praveen Rao Maknoor maknoor@yahoo.com
Narsinga Rao Parvathaneni narsingap@yahoo.com
Venu Gopal Rao Sankineni venuraos@gmail.com
Venkateswar Rao Ramadugu vramadugu@yahoo.com
Laxmi Narasimha Rao Chinthapalli chinthapally@yahoo.com
Venkat Thandra vthandra@yahoo.com
Aditya Polsani adityapolasani@gmail.com
Sridhar Rao Nama sridhar.nama@gmail.com
Venu Kakulamarri kvenurao@yahoo.com
Ravinder Puskur ravinderrao@hotmail.com
Laxmikanth Donthineni dlkrao@hotmail.com
Umapathi Rao Kakkera umapathir2010@gmail.com
Ravi Dharanipathi drkrao@gmail.com

Padmanayaka Velama Web Site
Historical Leaders of Velma Community
Medieval period history from AP Government web site

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velama

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