VT Seva Nashville youth team organized a school supply drive , August 20th , 2017
As the school year starts, VT Seva Nashville - youth committee organized a school supply drive. Thanks to our generous donors, we have collected supplies to help a few underserved- children in Nashville. This is an initiative that we would like to continue by giving back to our community. The following were collected and donated to Salama, Edgehill community.
15 packs of pens
9 packs of erasers
9 packs of pencils
7 packs of markers/crayons
3 packs of pencil grips
11 bottles of glue
6 packs of glue sticks
10 packs of index cards
6 packs of paper
3 locker shelves
VT Seva Nashville Conducted Free Health Camp, August 19th, 2017
VT Seva Nashville conducted a Free health fair event to support our local community in Nashville. We partnered with the American Telugu Association-ATA and the Hindu Cultural Center of Middle Tennessee (HCCT). Seminars that focussed on common health related conditions were provided along with a free health check up that included Blood pressure, BMI, Glucose and cholesterol check up. The Tennessee Kidney Foundation (TKF) was instrumental in providing us with the necessary resources and state approval. VT Seva would like to thank our physicians and volunteers who support our community with their selfless contributions. A special Vote of thanks to Dr. Saritha Voncha Reddy, Dr. Jyotheen karam, Dr. Pankaj Srivastav, Dr. Venkat Reddy, Dr. Jithendar Katkuri, Dr. Julie Rezk, Dr. Arundathi Gowda, Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy, Mrs. Radhika Ala, Mrs. Lavanya Nookala, Dr. Ujjwal Gandhi, Dr. Shreedhar Samudrala, Dr. Raghu Upendar, Dr. Anuradha Mann, Dr. Channbasappa, Dr. Ram Dasari, Mr. Narendar Nookala, Mr. Kishore Reddy, Mrs. Rawali Reddy, Dr. Laxmi Dasari, Dr. Sridharan Moturi, Dr. Tejaswini Rao, Mr. Susheel Chanda, Mrs. Bindu Chanda, Dr. Neha Jain, Mrs. Sujatha Yarlagadda, Dr. Nicholas Conley, Dr. Victor Ukwu, Dr. Shilpa Carlson. Time and again, we continue to demonstrate that as a united front, we can commit and deliver wonderful things to our community.
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VT Seva Nashville adopted Nashville Temple Premises,July 2017
VT Seva Nashville has adopted the Nashville Temple premises. VT seva will provide services to clean up the premise and provide a clean environment. 8 volunteers spent about 24 hrs today to provide these services today.
VT Seva Nashville volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank, June 10th, 2017
VT Seva Nashville volunteered at the second harvest food bank . Seven volunteers were involved (28 service hrs).
VT Seva Nashville celebrated Earth Day -Community Service Program, April 15th, 2017
VT Seva Nashville in association with the Indian association of Nashville, organized Earth day event. Education, a key to change was undertaken by our youth volunteers on this global issue. The event was introduced by our dignitaries: Ms. Kathy Glapa, Program manager in the (TDEC) Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Ms. Mary Beth Ikard, Transportation and Sustainability Manager, Mayor’s office of Infrastructure, Transportation, and Sustainability. Metro Nashville Hands on work on activities with recycling and upcycling, were provided. A couple of youth volunteers discussed the “Why” and “how” one should reuse and limit food and other waste. A major area to accelerate green technology is Eco-friendly Living. Discussions on Lifestyle changes and home improvements was also presented by our enthusiastic youth team A special mention and kudos!!! to our youth for holding a successful event: Amirtha, Arnav, Dhruv, Esha, Nath, Sanjana, Simran, Srinidhi, Shriya, Zainab. When youth takes on these important issues, change for the better is bound to happen.
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VT Seva Nasville Youth donated food to Second Harvest food bank, April 11th, 2017
The VT seva youth committee in Nashville hosted a food drive aimed to help feed the underprivileged. More than 278 lbs of food was donated at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee We would like to thank our generous supporters and volunteers who helped achieve our goal: Vanaja Manda, Mangala Venkat, Krishna Ramayya, Chunduru Rao, Padmavathi Marpaka, Nandini Reddy, Uma Nagappa and many many others! Thank you Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for giving us the opportunity.
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VT Seva Nashville Conducted Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Seminar, Feb 26th, 2017
VT Seva Nashville Chapter instituted in January 2017.
We started small by collecting some winter clothing for the underserved in Nashville and collected about 150 items ( coats/sweaters)
As a podium to introduce VT Seva to the Nashville community, we conducted a Breast and Cervical Cancer awareness program.
Following a brief introduction of VT Seva activities by Nishitha Reddy.
Youth committee members, Ms. Amritha ans Ms. Shriya Karam presented the outline of the education program and a personal experience of her recent visit to the School for the Blind at Hyderabad.
Dr. Saritha Voncha Reddy ( Family Practice physician) presented the current guidelines on breast and cervical cancer. She encouraged and educated all the attendees on the need for screening. Dr. Nishitha Reddy (Hematologist/Oncologist) discussed the importance of early detection and the high cure rates with latest treatment modalities.
This was followed by an excellent presentation of Yoga and wellness by our Nashville Yoga Mastero Mrs. Sujatha Yarlagadda. That yoga is not to be considered as a physical activity alone but to train oneself as a whole by combining the mind and body to recognize your inner self. The personal journey of her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment was shared with those attended that was indeed personable to many.
The discussion ended with an engaging audience seeking answers. The program was attended by well over 60 members.
A special thanks to our volunteers: Dr. Saritha Voncha Reddy, Kondal Voncha Reddy, Janak Ashok, Teja Sashank, Venkatesh Paidakula, Ashok Bhaskarudu, Dr. Jyotheen Karam and our youth Volunteers: Ms. Amirtha, Ms. Shriya Karam, Arnav Reddy, Dhruv Reddy and Ms. Esha Karam Photogrpahy: Anitha Gautham
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