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DTA 2014 Rangoli (Muggulu) Competition & Sankranthi Celebrations

We are happy to announce that online registrations for both 2014 Muggulu (Rangoli) competition and Sankranthi Celebrations will be open starting from 7:00PM on December 27th, 2013. Please register your entries as early as possible so that we can better organize them.

As always, we request your participation and support in spreading these events to make them successful. Also, do not forget to renew your membership online for the year 2014. See below for more details on how to become a member.

Membership Renewals 

Pay online instead of standing in the line at the event for your DTA membership. You can use all major credit cards as well as PayPal to pay and receive the confirmation immediately. Also, please make sure that your personal information is up-to-date in our database and correct as necessary. You can also contact the DTA executive committee ( if you need any assistance.

Rangoli Competition

Detroit Telugu Association is very excited to host Rangoli Competition for our members on Jan 19th, 2014 @ 10 AM. Online registration to participate in the Rangoli Competition will be open on Dec 27th at 7PMand you will be notified via another email when ready. Winners will be determined on the same day and prizes will be distributed during 2014 Sankranthi Celebrations. For more information, please visit our website

Thanks to Mr. Murali Kodali and his family for sponsoring this event. 

Sankranthi Celebrations

DTA Executive Committee is very excited to invite you all for the 2014 Sankranthi Celebrations on January 25th, 2014. Online registration to participate in the Sankranthi Celebrations will be open on Dec 27th at 7PM and you will be notified via another email when ready. For more information, please visit our

Here are some guidelines to register.


  • Registration will be opened on the 27th of December, 2013 at 7 PM.
  • Registration will remain open until all the time slots are filled. DTA Executive Committee reserves the right to close the registrations as soon as the slots get filled.
  • Program Name, Type, Duration, Choreographer's Information, Contact Information, Participant Information must be provided at the time of registration.
  • All participants must be registered DTA Members for 2014.
  • Only Telugu songs allowed.
  • A participant can only take part in one performance maximum.
  • No solos allowed. A minimum of 4 participants per entry required.
  • At no time during the performance is it allowed to have less than 4 participants on stage.
  • There should not be less than 4 participants on stage at any time. In special circumstances, approval must be acquired from the Cultural Secretary.


  • Song(s) selection must be indicated at the time of registration.
  • Any changes in song selection must be brought to the attention of the Cultural Secretary immediately.
  • In the case of song repetitions, a lucky draw will be used to decide who can use that song. This is to avoid a repetition of song choices.


The DTA Executive Committee is aiming to put special focus on Classical and Folk oriented performances for 2014. Therefore, prime time preference will be given to such performances at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

The selected theme for the Sankranthi Function is: "INTINTA PANGADA...SANKRANTHI PANDAGA". A special recognition prize will be awarded to the most innovative stage performances that are designed to fit that theme. For more information, please contact the DTA Cultural Secretary.


Venugopal Suraparaju (2014 DTA President) & 2014 DTA EC Team


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