Telugu Community pays glowing tributes YSR

Community figures at YSR Memorial seated [L to R] Surender Charles, Rev. Peter Pereira, Rev. John Devarapalli & Keerthi Ravoori.  Standing [L to R] Ravi Pulikuri, Samuel, Merari Bushpaka, Vijender Doma, Dr. Paul Devarapalli, Vasanth Charles, Raju Pasumarthi, Ed Jenner, Johnson Sukka & Emmanuel Neela.

Community figures at YSR Memorial seated [L to R] Surender Charles, Rev. Peter Pereira, Rev. John Devarapalli & Keerthi Ravoori. Standing [L to R] Ravi Pulikuri, Samuel, Merari Bushpaka, Vijender Doma, Dr. Paul Devarapalli, Vasanth Charles, Raju Pasumarthi, Ed Jenner, Johnson Sukka & Emmanuel Neela.

CHICAGO: Telugu Christian community convened a special memorial meeting to celebrate and honor the life and the golden legacy of late former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy in commemoration of his fourth death anniversary on September 14 in Riverwoods, Illinois.

The event was highlighted with glowing tributes, reflections, homilies, prayer and solemn music that attracted a host of prominent Telugu Christian community. Each one of them stepped up to Dr YSR’s picture and lit a candle in veneration of YSR.

Dr Heyer Paul Devarapalli – who hosted the event – welcomed the guests and described YSR as a great statesman, extraordinary people’s leader and an outstanding friend of the Telugu Christian communities all across the continents.

Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, YSR Event Co-Chair in his tribute said Dr YSR will remain indelibly enshrined in the hearts and minds of the people of Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier, Rev Dr John Devarapalli, an evangelist from Andhra Pradesh, presented a historical overview on the life and the distinguished career of Dr Y.S.Rajashekara Reddy and chronicled his lineage describing how Dr YSR emerged as the greatest Chief Minister of AP.

Rev. Peter Pereira, CEO of Hope for Today, India eulogized Dr. YSR as a god-anointed leader who served all sections of people with indefatigable devotion.

Other speakers who spoke and lit the candle include Vasanth Charles, Johnson Sukka, Vijender Doma, Merari Bushpaka, Raju Pasumarathi, Emmanuel Neela, Ravi Pulikuri, Edward Jenner, Surender Charles and Samuel.

Surendra Ullal

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