KEC 2011

2011 Events Album

President : Jayashree Jagadeesh

Hailing 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.


Vice President : Puttaraju

Hails from the foot-hills of beautiful Mahadeshwara Hills, Kollegal. Lives in Germantown, Maryland with wife Niranjanakumari, daughter Amulya and son Amith.
Actively involved in various Kaveri activities and served as Youth Coordinator of KEC-09 committee. My daughter Amulya, has participated in various cultural activities like, dance, drama and singing completion etc. This is my second chance to serve the Kaveri community and I take this opportunity with great pride.


Secretary : Sharmila Murthy

I am originally from Bangalore, Karnataka, but resided in northern parts of Karnataka including Gadag, Gokak and Hospet.
Software developer by profession, I have been actively involved in various Kaveri cultural activities including Dance and Music. I like to work with the kids and I have choreographed many dances for Kaveri children. My husband Rama Murthy has also served in Kaveri committee twice. I have a 8yr old son named Vishnu and 2yr old daughter Veda.


Joint Secretary : Shailaja Arkacharya

Shailaja lives in Centerville, VA.
She has been volunteering for Kannada Kaliyona Program to impart Kannada language to kids. She has volunteering at heart and looking forward to serve in 2010 Committee.


Treasurer : Girish Vasudeva

Girish was Born and bought up in Mysore, now living in Herndon, VA with wife Smita and two kids (Ishika and Ishaan).
We are actively involved in Kaveri's various cultural programs, sports and other events. I also served as Executive Committee member in 2008 and 2009. I will continue to actively participate in promoting kannada language and culture.

Joint Treasurer : Mythri Jayadev

Mythri Manjunath Born and bought up in Davangere, now living in Fairfax, VA with Husband Manjunath & two beautiful kids (Milan & Manya).Software engineer by profession work with Department of Veteran Affaris.
Though starting as fresh Kaveri member, involved actively in various cultural programs/dances of kaveri events. I continue to participate actively in promoting kannada language and culture in US

EC Member : Shailan Mandayam

Shailan is actively involved in Kaveri Kannada Sangha activities. He was a EC member during 2008 and 2009. He was involved in introducing Kannada Kaliyona program for Kaveri in 2008.
He lives with his wife Shree, daughter Smitha and son Rohan in Columbia,MD.

EC Member : Gayathri Shankar

Gayathri Shankar is from Bangalore and is an Engineer. She actively participated in various Kaveri cultural programs and activities.
She lives in Boyds, Maryland with husband Shankar who is also an Engineer, daughter Apeksha and son Abhilash. Her daughter Apeksha actively involved in kaveri youth commitee activities for 7 years.

EC Member : Nijaguna Prasad

Hailing from Mudigundam (Chamarajanagar District), one of the famous places for silk production in old Mysore district. Pursuing his career in biomedical research. Living in Columbia, Maryland with wife Uma Basavanna, son Chinthan and daughter Varsha.
Volunteer in community organizations including Divine Spark (Maryland) and Kaveri Kannada Association (Baltimore-DC area).

EC Member : Soumya Nagshankar

She is from Tumkur and studied Dental Science in Bangalore. Her husband, Nagashankar, was the President of Kaveri during 2001. NagaShankar was the Coordinator of Facility & was involved in Program committee during the 4th AKKA World Kannada conference.
They are settled in Germantown, MD. They have a daughter Nidhi [ sonu ].

EC Member : Ambika Shashidhar

I come from Tarikere taluk in Chickamagalore Dist. My family has been part of Kaveri family.
My kids are actively involved in the Kaveri programs I decided to join the committee when the opportunity came to serve the organization.

Publicity : Haridas T. Lahari

Highly inspired by Indian arts and culture. Always interested & committed to work for Kannada, Kannada literature, Karnataka arts, culture and Kannada related activities. Actively involed in successful AKKA WKC 2006 conference which resulted surplus amount around $180,000. In AKKA WKC 2006 worked as Web commitee and Decoation committee chair. Served as KEC committee member during the year 2006 and 2007. All activities are well supported by wife Nanditha and daughter Nanma Haridas. He livies in Vienna, Virginia.

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EC Member : Pradeep Kulkarni

Auditor : Shashi Vasu Murthy

Youth Coordinator : Prakash Keranalli