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Kaveri
Events 2020

  • Kaveri Sankranti
    February 8th, Saturday
    Location: Langley High School, McLean VA
  • Kaveri Youth Service Day
    March 29th, Sunday
    Location: TBD
  • Kaveri Yugadi
    April 25th, Saturday
    Location: TBD
  • Kaveri Picnic
    June 6th, Saturday
    Location: TBD
  • Kaveri Ganesha Festival
    September 12th, Saturday
    Location: TBD
  • Kaveri Deepavali/Rajyothsava
    November 21st, Saturday
    Location: TBD
  • Kaveri General Body Meeting
    December 6th, Sunday
    Location: TBD
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  • Message From The President
  • ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ಕಾವೇರಿ ಬಂಧುಗಳೇ,
    ೨೦೨೦ರ ಕಾವೇರಿ ಸಂಘದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕಾರಿ ಸಮಿತಿಯ ಪರವಾಗಿ ನಿಮಗೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಹಾರ್ಧಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು.
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  •   kaveripresident@gmail.com

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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Kaveri Events - 2020

Join us at Kaveri events, activities and celeberate rich Kannada traditions and holiday fesitivities.
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Educate

Learn, teach about Kannada culture to your friends, colleagues and acquaintances. Encourage youth to learn Kannada language. Enroll your sons and daughters into KANNADA KALIYONA classes.
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Promote

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 events make people genuinely happy

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Kaveri Executive Committee


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SatishBelagutti

Secretary
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
MithriManjunath

Vice President
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

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
      703-589-3303
AnithaRao

Treasurer
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
Rohini Kumar

Joint Secretary
Rohini Kumar

  • Bangalore
  • Served Kaveri as Executive Committee Member in 2016 and 2017.
  • Rohini.ramanna@gmail.com
Vinayak Shivashankar

Joint Treasurer
Vinayak Shivashankar

  • Hassan, Karnataka
  • Website maintenance, backstage support for serving food and event management for years. Assisting the 2020 committee as joint treasurer and part of the website committee
  •    hsvinu@gmail.com
Chiranjeevi Puttaswamy

Executive Committee
Chiranjeevi Puttaswamy

  • Mysuru, Karnataka
  • Kaveri involement since 2010.
  •    cj1377@gmail.com
Devaraj Narayanappa

Executive Committee
Devaraj Narayanappa

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Kaveri member since 2006. Served as an extended committee member in 2017 and volunteered in most of the Kaveri events since 2006. Serving as Kannada Kaliyona Teacher since 2015 at Herndon Center
  • devarajn@hotmail.com
Ram Rao

Executive Committee
Ram Rao

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Helping in some KEC activities
  •    brramrao@gmail.com
Rohini Banavar

Executive Committee
Rohini Banavar

  • Mysore, Karnataka
  • Attending Kaveri events since 2009. MC at Ganesha festival celebrations 2019. Directed Kannada skit by kids for Deepavali 2019
  • rbanavar@gmail.com
Sudarshan Bhaktavatsala

Executive Committee
Sudarshan Bhaktavatsala

  • Mysore, Karnataka
  • Contribution towards multiple activities like Stage setup, photo booth, kids workshop, kitchen, coordinate activities in Kaveri picnic, Emceeing in Kaveri events, Participate in onstage shows/skits etc..
  •    sudhi77b@gmail.com
Sudhish Parthasarathy

Executive Committee
Sudhish Parthasarathy

  • Banglore, Karnataka
  • Volunteering in Kaveri since 1999. Member since 1998. Joint Treasurer (2002). Served as film festival coordinator at 4th AKKA world Kannada
  • sudhiaki@gmail.com
Bindu Gururaj

KYC Coordinator
Bindu Gururaj

  • Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Helped in KYC,volunteered,anchored an event.
  •   bindu.gururaj@gmail.com
RajeevaChikkaputtaiah

KYC Coordinator
Rajeeva Chikkaputtaiah

  • Maddur, Mandya
  • Executive Committe Member in 2018 and 2019, Food committee volunteer and Program Coordinator.
  •   rajeeva.mc@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 - 2019


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 - 2018

Sanjay Rao

Member
2008 - 2012


Suresh Ramachandran

Member/Chair
2008 - 2012


Mysore Nataraj

Member/Chair
2008 - 2014


Seetharam Gowda

Member
2008 - 2014


Barthy Setty

Member
2008 - 2010


Shashikala Chandrashekhar

Member
2008 - 2010