KEC 2008

2008 Events Album

President : Shivu Bhat

Hails from Sirsi, Uttara Kannada. He lives in Sterling, VA, with wife Vinuta & son Akash. He has been actively involved in Kaveri cultural activities (drama, Yakshagana..) for the past 7 years.
He has served as the Vice President of Kaveri-2007. Shivu served as a coordinator for the WKC-06, and managed online registration etc.

Email: or kaveri_

Vice President : Mrityunjay Mahashetty

Hails from Dharwad and is currently residing in Boyds, MD, with wife Shivani & daughters Saanika & Samiksha.
An engineer by profession, Mrityunjay has served Kaveri as Secretary, Jt. Secretary, Jt. Treasurer in the past 11 years. He has also been actively involved in various Kaveri cultural activities like Drama, Dance, light music etc. His wife Shivani and daughter Saanika have also been actively involved in cultural activities.


Secretary : Meena Rao

Meena Rao is from Mysore. She live in Herndon VA, with husband Sanjay Rao, daughters Mihika and Sanjana.
She is actively involved in Kaveri and served as the Jt. Secretary of KEC-07 and was involved in WKC-06 activities (Women's forum and Drama committee). She is also actively involved in various cultural activities like Dance, Drama, Singing etc.


Joint Secretary : Pradeep Ramakrishnaiah

Pradeep is from Mysore. He lives in Ashburn, with his wife Veena and daughter Megana.
Active member of Kaveri for more than 10 years, through volunteering and cultural activities. He served as an EC Member for KEC-94. He has passion for Kannada stage activities and is currently involved with AmeriKannada TV show.


Treasurer : Maya Harapanhalli

Maya Harapanhalli is from Gadag . She lives in SilverSpring MD, with Husband Dr Ravi Harapanhalli and Son Rohit.
He has been actively involved in cultural programs since 2000. She has served Kaveri as a EC Member and VP, Registration Committee, Women's Forum, Meravanige Committee, Rangoli Competition coordinator in WKC-06. Maya is currently Production Manager in Amerikannada TV Show.

Email: maya_

Joint Treasurer : Rama Murthy

Hails from Mysore and has been a member of Kaveri for about 15 years. He has also served as a joint secretary(1995) and coordinated Tennis tournament coordination this past summer. Actively participated in WKC-06.
His wife Sharmila and son Vishnu have also participated in numerous Kaveri dances and other activities.


Youth Coordinator : Harsha Gopal

Harsha Gopal is from Bangalore, now settled in Ashburn, VA with wife Ramya and working as an IT consultant. He has served as an EC member of Kaveri 2007. Has been actively involved in Kaveri events from one and half years. He was a volunteer for WKC 2006.
Back in India, he has served as an Editor and International Service Director with Downtown Rotaract Club Bangalore.


EC Member : Jayashree Jagadeesh

Jayashree Jagadeesh is from Belgaum in North Karnataka, Jayashree and her husband Jagadeesh has been active Kaveri members for the past 20 years. She has helped and supported many Kaveri events and was also a coordinator for the registration committee for the WKC-06.
Her children Shilpa (who hosts a Kannada T.V. show AmeriKannada) and Neetal have served as youth members and participated in Kaveri events.


EC Member : Srinivas Gowda

Hails from Bangalore, lives in Fredric MD with wife Sujatha & kids. He is a scientist by profession and a great supporter of Kaveri for many years.
* EC Member KEC-06
* Volunteer WKC-06
* Volunteer - other non-profit Org


EC Member : Prakash Bhat

Prakash Bhat is from coastal area (Kumta/Honavar) of Uttara Kannada district, Prakash has been a regular supporter of Kaveri. His interests include sports, reading, music, and political news.
He lives in Herndon VA, with his wife Rekha & son Sagar.


EC Member : Basavaraj Mudigoudar

Basavaraj, is from Dharwad, who now lives in Columbia MD is an IT professional.
He was involved in WKC-06 activities, arranged and handled movie events. He was also an EC member and youth coordinator in the 2007.


EC Member : Guru Nagaraj

Guru Nagaraj is from Mysore, now living in Herndon, has been involved Kaveri and WKC-06 activities. He is also involved in several Fairfax County volunteer services for Homeless, special Olympics and International Children Festival.
He and his wife Nikhila have two kids, Naman and Nahar. He has a great interest in Humor, Mimicry, Dance and singing especially Dr. Raj Kumar's songs.


EC Member : Shailan Mandayam

Shailan has been actively involved in coordinating and conducting the various activities of Divine Spark, NJ. He has been one of the driving forces behind Shishu Sandeepa - the spiritual classes for children conducted in Columbia, Maryland. He has been actively helping the weekly Kannada classes and Shloka classes being conducted in Columbia for the past year.
He lives with his wife Shree, daughter Smitha and son Rohan in Columbia,MD.


Auditor : Ananth Swamy

Sri Ananth has been an active member/participant of Kaveri since 1990. He has been Committee Member, Treasurer and Joint Treasurer for Kaveri. He was part of the Budget Committee, Food Committee & Hospitality committee at the WKC-06/Convention.
He, his daughter Apoorva and his wife, Kalpana Ananth who was the Women's Forum Coordinator for the Conference, lives in Montgomery County , MD.



Event Name Date & Location Album Link
Sankranti Saturday, Jan 19th 2008, 4PM - 10PM @ SSVT Temple, MD Details
Ugadi Festival Saturday, Apr 12th 2008, 4PM - 10PM @ Northwest High School, Germantown, MD Details
Milana Kannada Movie Sunday, April 20th 2008, 1PM @ Loehmann Twin Cinemas Details
Kaveri Youth Volunteering Saturday, April 26th 2008 @ DC Library Details
Vasantothsava Saturday, May 31st 2008, 4PM - 10PM @ NVCC Annandale VA Details
Hindustani Classical Music Concert Saturday, June 14th 2008 5PM @ Chinmaya Mission Details
Kaveri Picnic & Beladingaloota Saturday, Aug 16th 2008, Noon to dusk @ Lake Fairfax Park, Reston Details
Ganesha Festival Saturday, Sept 13th 2008, 4PM - 10PM @ Seneca Valley High School Details
Kannada Kaliyona Gradution Saturday, Sept 27th 2008, @ Herndon VA Details
Kaveri GOLF Outing Saturday, Oct 11th 2008, 1:30 PM - 8PM @ Reston National Details
Deepavali & Rajyothsava Saturday, Nov 1st 2008, 4:30 PM - 10PM @ NVCC Annandale VA Details
Sarva Sadasya Sabhe Saturday, Dec 6th 2008 6PM - 9PM@ USM Shady Grove Center Details