Namasthe: A few months ago, I had the opportunity to inform you of the formation of the NATA, and its objectives and goals. I would like to give you a brief progress report of what we have done in the last 8 months and our plans for the near future. NATA Membership Status. We would like to thank the organizers for their help in soliciting about 4000 members so far in a very short period. Everywhere we have visited, our message has been very simple – NATA is a service oriented, non-regional, non-political, non-caste based, fair and transparent organization. NATA’s main objective is to serve fellow Telugus here and back home inIndia. NATA Activities in the last 8 months. • Participated and co-sponsored local association functions inHouston, Los Angles,Detroit,New York,New Jersey,Atlanta,DallasandChicago. • Helped theTri-ValleyUniversitystudents by providing legal assistance and advice. A special committee was formed to take care of the needs of the students. Contacted foreign minister ofIndiaduring his visit toUSAand requested the delegation to contact theUSstate department for fair treatment of these students. Delegation met Secretary of State. • Our Community Services committee has been very active in helping families cope with tragic situations. It is very unfortunate to see quite a few of our members becoming victims of violent crimes and losing precious lives in traffic accidents. We are planning to set up a toll-free help line, where people can call for legal and medical advice. We are also planning to advise students coming fromIndiato take term life insurance to help in tragic situations. • Conducted East Region Cricket Tournament in NJ and West Region Cricket Tournament in L.A. 16 teams participated in each tournament, and hundreds of youths enjoyed watching them playIndia’s most popular sport.