KCTCA New President Saritha Madduru Welcome Note

KCdesi Congratulates Mrs Saritha Madduru – the new President of the Kansas City Telangana Cultural Association!

Accepting this role, Saritha garu said “I am lucky to have had the opportunity to provide support and cooperation along with friends in these cultural and volunteer programs held in the past few years. Likewise, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the members who have elected me as the president for the year 2023-24.”

Please see below for her full message on the occasion of Ugadi 2023.

Happy Shree Shobhakrutha Nama Samvathsara Shubhakankshalu to all my friends and families!


Earthquake Victims Need Your Help. Now.

Three big earthquakes, 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 in magnitude, hit Turkey on February 6th, killing close to 20,000 people and injuring tens of thousands more. The deaths and destruction are in Turkey and neighboring Syria. The last two earthquakes hit hours after the first and bad weather conditions have worsened the situation for survivors.

We are putting together some options for you to be able to donate to legitimate organizations who are on the ground, helping the affected.

PLEASE DONATE NOW. TWENTY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE have died. Three times more have been injured. Everyone Needs Help. Now.

Click below for links for Rescue.org, IAHV, and Doctors Without Borders sites that KCdesi has personally verified to be legitimate links. If you know of more such sites, please email venkat@kcdesi.com and we will add it to this page.


United Bathukamma Festival in Kansas City – TAGKC and KCTCA – Oct 1

For the first time ever,

Telugu Association of Greater Kansas City


Kansas City Telangana Cultural Association

present a united Bathukamma Festival in Kansas City

Featuring Folk Singer Niharika

On Oct 1, 2022 3PM-9PM
@ The Hindu Temple

Free Entry * Free Food

Bathukamma Celebrations on a Grand Scale

  • Live DJ & Music
  • Special Prizes
  • Automatic Raffle Entry

For details and how you can contribute, please contact any of the following:

  • Vamsi Suvvari – 913-200-1431
  • Narendra Duddela – 503-515-5505
  • Sridevi Gobburu – 918-810-1886
  • Kiran Kanakadandila – 913-568-5683


Desi Physician makes news @ OP Regional Medical Center

We’re excited to share that the cardiology team at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, led by cardiac electrophysiologist DJ Lakkireddy, MD, is first in the Midwest and fourth in the nation to offer an innovative treatment option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

The minimally invasive treatment uses Steerable Delivery Sheath technology to seal the left atrial appendage on a patient diagnosed with AFib and is a breakthrough for AFib patients at risk of ischemic stroke.

Learn more about this cutting-edge technology here, bit.ly/3KStCKXbit.ly/3KStCKX.