pittsburgh Area Telugu Association (PATA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the awareness and promotion of Telugu culture in the Pittsburgh Area. PATA was formally registered in 1999 as a Non-profit organization with Tax Id # 25-1837002
PATA celebrates various Telugu festivals annually and encourages participation by members and well wishers at these events. PATA organizes celebrations for three festivals every year: Sankranti, Ugadi and Deepavali and hosts a picnic in summer. PATA Membership is open to any one interested in Telugu culture or literature. PATA also organizes special cultural events from time to time, performed by artists visiting from India.
PATA Executive Committee members are elected every year during the Ugadi time, which is usually held in the month of March/April.PATA executive committee members conduct day-to-day operation of the organization.
Objectives of PATA
To preserve, maintain, and perpetuate the cultural heritage of the people of Telugu origin in Pittsburgh Area.
To assist and propagate cultural, literary, educational, social, and community affairs of the people of Telugu origin in Pittsburgh Area.
To serve as a central resource for all Telugu related issues to the Pittsburgh community.
To organize and promote Telugu cultural, literary and educational events in Pittsburgh area.