The name and title of this organization shall be the North American Telugu Association, hereinafter "NATA". NATA shall be a not-for-profit organization registered under the laws of the State ofNew Jerseyand shall exist in perpetuity. The functioning of NATA shall be on a calendar year basis and its fiscal year shall end on December 31 of each year.
The National Headquarters of NATA shall be the principal office of NATA, which shall be initially located in the State of New Jersey. The Board of Directors from time to time may elect to change the location of NATA's principal office. Administrative support personnel as approved by the Board of Directors shall staff the National Headquarters.
NATA shall have the following objectives and purposes:
Section 1: To promote exchange programs for students, scientists, and professionals of Telugu origin between the United States of America and India as well as other countries.
Section 2: To perpetuate, preserve, and maintain the heritage of the people of Telugu origin.
Section 3: To assist and promote literary, cultural, educational, religious, social, economic, health and community activities of people of Telugu origin.
Section 4: To invite distinguished Telugu scholars, artists, artisans, and statesmen to America for lectures, seminars, and congregations.
Section 5: To disburse funds in theUnited States of America and other countries for charitable, cultural, religious and educational activities directly or in cooperation with other not-for-profit organizations.
Section 6: To serve Telugu communities across the nation, addressing mainly the issues faced by them in the mainstream society.
Section 7: To organize periodic Telugu literary, educational, youth, and cultural conferences, either independently or in cooperation with the Telugu or other associations.
Section 8: To organize biannual conferences to promote Telugu Culture and empower the members to accomplish the objectives of the organization.
Section 9: Such powers as are now or may hereafter be granted by the General Not-For Profit Corporation Act of the State ofNew Jersey.
Section 1: NATA shall have five (5) categories of members that shall constitute the general body. The designation of such category and the qualification of the members of such category shall be as follows: