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Kaveri
Events 2019

  • General Body
    December 8th 2019, Saturday
    Location: Quince Orchard Valley Community Center, 12015 Suffolk Terrace,Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Deepavali/Rajyothsava
    November 2nd 2019, Saturday
    Location: Langley High School, McLean VA 22101
  • Kaveri Kids competition Day
    October 19th, 2019
    Location: Patrick Henry Library Vienna, VA
  • Kaveri Fall Hiking
    September 22nd 2019
    Location: Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St Great Falls, VA
  • Ganesha Festival
    September 7th 2019, Saturday
    Location: Marshall High School Falls Church, VA
  • Kaveri Picnic
    27th July 2019
    Location: Fairfax Park, VA
  • Youth Services Day
    19th May 2019
    Location:JSS Spiritual Mission Gaithersburg, MD
  • Mother's Day
    17th May 2019
    Location:Athithi Restaurant Chantilly, VA
  • Yugadi
    28th April 2019
    Location:Northwestern High School Hyattsville, MD
  • Youth Chess Tournament
    16th March 2019
    Location:Patrick Henry Library Vienna, VA
  • SANKRANTI
    9th Feb 2019, Saturday
    Location:Luther Jackson Middle School, FallsChurch, VA
Shailaja Arkacharya

President
Shailaja Arkacharya

  • Message From The President
  • Dear Friends, we are pleased to announce that the Annual General body meeting is scheduled for December 8th 2019. Swipe to next slide for details.
  •   kaveripresident@gmail.com
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  • Kaveri Annual General Body Meeting 2019
  • Venue: Quince Orchard Valley Community Center
    12015 Suffolk Terrace,Gaithersburg
    MD 20878

Hello! Namaskara! Welcome to KAVERI!

Kaveri is a cultural organization representing the Kannada speaking people from Karnataka State India, who have settled in Maryland-Washington D.C-Virginia area. The Purpose of the organization is to propagate Kannada language, culture, music, dance, and drama among the Kannada speaking people.

Kaveri is one of the oldest Kannada organizations in the U.S.A, and has been active in the promotion of Kannada culture in the Nation's capital since 1972. Kaveri organizes social and cultural activities to facilitate Kannada speaking people to socially interact with their friends, and nurture interest in Kannada and culture among adults, as well as youth born and growing in U.S.

Kaveri is also active in promoting Kannada language in the Karnataka State, India. Kaveri has established one of the largest trusts with the Kannada Sahithya Parishat for publishing Kannada books annually.

Kaveri was one of the organizations outside of Karnataka to submit nomination for "Year 2002 Kannada Rajyotsava" award instituted by Government of Karnataka.

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Advertise and publicize Kannada culture and heritage when ever you can, where ever your are!

Kaveri membership options

 

Individual Membership

  • Open to all Kannadigas.
  • Anyone interested in Karnataka state.
  • Age 18 and above.
  • Valid for current calendar year.

Only

$20

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Family Membership

  • Open to all Kannadigas.
  • Anyone interested in Karnataka state.
  • Age 18 and above.
  • Valid for current calendar year.

Only

$35

* single household by location.

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Lifetime Membership

  • Open to all Kannadigas.
  • Anyone interested in Karnataka state.
  • Age 18 and above.
  • Addmision to all Kaveri events.

Only

$350

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Kaveri Executive Committee


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MithriManjunath

Secretary
Mithri Manjunath

  • Native of Davangere, Karnataka
  • Member since 2008, 2010 - Executive member, 2011- joint treasurer, 2012- executive comittiee member, 2014- joint secretary and participated in various cultural events like dances, dramas etc.. 2018 - Secretary
  •   mythu0906@gmail.com
MaheshMahadeva

Vice President
Mahesh Mahadeva

  • Yelandur, Karnataka
  • Member since 2006, Joint treasurer (2010), Secretary (2014), Youth Coordinator 2018). Served as the Chair for Awards and Recognition committee at Navika convention 2015.
  •   yelekeri@gmail.com
Shailaja Arkacharya

President
Shailaja Arkacharya

  • Mysore, Karnataka
  • Volunteering in Kaveri since 2010 Life member 2010, KEC Member(2010), Joint Secreatary(2011) , Treasurer(2012,2013 ), Vice President (2014, 2018) Kannada Kaliyona Teacher( 2010 - Present), Kannada Kaliyona director(2018)
  •   sarkacharya@gmail.com
      571-212-6100
AnithaRao

Joint Secretary
Anitha Rao

  • Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Kaveri member since 1996 or so. Volunteered in KEC in 2004-2005. Then through pioneering Kannda Kaliyonna program for youth in 2008. My family has benefited from a lot of kaveri activities and continues to do so.
  •   annasaru@gmail.com
PurushottamPuranik

Treasurer
Purushottam Puranik

  • Raichur, Karnataka
  • Member since 2007-2014, Life member - 2015, 2016 - Joint Treasurer, 2017 - Executive member, 2018 - Volunteer
  •   purupuranik@gmail.com
Ashwini Shetty

Joint Treasurer
Ashwini Shetty

  • Mysore, Karnataka
  • 2016 committee member, Front Desk activities
  •   ashwinishetty@gmail.com
SatishBelagutti

Executive Committee
Satish Belagutti

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Volunteering in Kaveri since 2014. Served as Extended Committee member in 2015, 2106 and 2017, Served as Joint Secretary in Kaveri Executive Committee in 2018, Serving as Kaveri Kannada Kaliyona Teacher since 2017 at Herndon Center
  •   belaguttis@gmail.com
Aruna Sharma

Executive Committee
Aruna Sharma

  • Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Member since 2011, volunteer service in Kaveri and Kannada Kaliyona. Kaveri Treasurer 2018; Assisting event planning and execution for 2019
  •    asbilagi@gmail.com
Chandrika Puranik

Executive Committee
Chandrika Puranik

  • Raichur, Karnataka
  • Member since 2007, 2014 - Executive member, 2015 - Joint treasurer, 2016 - KYC
  •    chandpuru@gmail.com
Veena Suresh Hosamane

Executive Committee
Veena Suresh Hosamane

  • Kasaragod, Kerala
  • Member since 2000;Front desk
  •    ...@gmail.com
Rajeeva Chikkaputtaiah

Executive Committee
Rajeeva Chikkaputtaiah

  • Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka
  • Executive Committe Member in 2018, Food committee volunteer and Program Coordinator.
  •    rajeeva.mc@gmail.com
Jyothi Mandya

Executive Committee
Jyothi Mandya

  • Mandya, Karnataka
  • Helping KEC activities
  •    Mandyajoji@gmail.com
Girijaa Sudarshana

Executive Committee
Girijaa Sudarshana

  • Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Member since 2008, involved in Kaveri stage setup, Photobooth Decorations, MC'ing, Choreographing kids dance performances
  •    girija.sudarshan@gmail.com
Chetana Metagudmath

Executive Committee
Chetana Metagudmath

  • Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Member since 2008, involved in Kaveri stage setup, Photobooth Decorations, MC'ing, Choreographing kids dance performances
  •    Imchetana@gmail.com

Kaveri Board of Trustees

* Kaveri Presidents are BOT members by default in their respective years.
Please note that the BOT members are generally inducted during Deepavali event and their period starts from Sankranthi event of the following year.

Haridas .T. Lahari

Member/Chair
2014-Present


Krishna Murthy

Member
2016 - Present


Naga Shankar

Member
2019 - Present


Puttaraju

Member
2016 - Present


Sharmila Murthy

Member
2016-Present


Sudhakar Saraswathipura

Member
2018-Present

Jayashree Jagadeesh

Member
2013 - 2019


Simha Dodbele

Member
2013 - 2017


Shailaja Rau

Member
2011 - 2014


Ravi Harapanhalli

Member
2011 - 2016


Ram Rao

Member/Chair
2012 - 2014


Shivu Bhat

Member/Chair
2012 - Present

Sanjay Rao

Member
2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2012


Suresh Ramachandran

Member/Chair
2006 - 2012


Mysore Nataraj

Member/Chair
2006 - 2014


Seetharam Gowda

Member
2006 - 2014


Barthy Setty

Member
2006 - 2008


Shashikala Chandrashekhar

Member
2006 - 2009