Maryland | Washington DC | Virginia

KAVERI Kannada Association

Join Us Today! our sponsors
Healthy Bitz
SP-IkonReality
SP-IkonReality
Become a SPONSOR→ KAVERI SPONSORSHIP REQUEST→
←  SWIPE  →
eventposter
  • Kaveri Deepavali & Rajyothsava Celeberation!
  • DATE: Saturday, Nov 12th, 2022
    TIME: 4:30PM
    LOCATION: Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
Click here to watch promo video:→
RSVP Here→
Kaveri Logo

Kaveri
Events 2022

  • Kaveri Deepavali & Rajyothsava Celeberation
    Date : Nov 12th 2022
    Location : Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
  • Kaveri General Body Meeting
    Date : TBD
    Location : TBD
Read More→
Kaveri Logo

Kaveri
Sponsership

Kaveri Logo

Kaveri
Join US

  • Join the Community
  • To get the latest Kaveri event information please join us on anyone of the groups

Kaveri Logo

Kaveri
Donations

  • Kaveri has been involved in significant amount of donations towards Covid in association with other partners. Find more information below :

Donations→
Donors→

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.

Learn more →

Kaveri Events - 2022

Join us at Kaveri events, activities and celeberate rich Kannada traditions and holiday fesitivities.
Upcoming Events→

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.
Enroll Here →

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

Join now!
 

Family Membership

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

Only

$40

* single household by location.

Join now!
 

Lifetime Membership

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

Only

$350

Check Only!

Kaveri events make people genuinely happy

Kaveri Executive Committee


←  SWIPE  →

Secretary
Sudarshana 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, served as KEC member for 2019 and as Joint Treasurer for 2021
  •   sudhi77b@gmail.com

Vice President
Rohini Kumar

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 2015 - Dance program for Deepawali. 2016, 2017 - Executive Member. 2018 - Retro dance program for Deepawali. 2019 - “Fashion show” for ex-presidents. 2020 - Joint Secretary. 2021- Treasurer
  •   Rohini.ramanna@gmail.com

President
Satish Belagutti

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Served as Vice President in 2021, Secretary in 2020, Executive member in 2019 and Joint Secretary in 2018. Extended Committee member: 2015, 2106 and 2017. Kaveri Kannada Kaliyona Teacher since 2017 at Herndon Center
  • President's Message
  •   presidentkaveri@gmail.com

Treasurer
Mohan Venkobdas

  • Manvi, Raichur dist. Karnataka
  • Attending Kaveri functions regularly from the year 2004. I served as a Kannada Kaliyona teacher at Herndon location for six years. Also served as a member in the Kaveri Executive Committee 2021
  •   mohandasv@yahoo.com

Joint Secretary
Rohini Banavar

  • Mysuru
  • Directed kids nataka for Deepavali 2019. Committee member in 2020 and 2021. Program coordinator for Sankranti 2020
  •   rbanavar@gmail.com

Joint Treasurer
Manjunath Hegde

  • Kumta, Karnataka
  • Member since 2007
  •   

Youth Coordinator
Naga Chaitanya Nandivelugu

  • Bellary, Karnataka
  • Member of KEC committee 2021
  •   nnandivelugu@gmail.com

Youth Coordinator
Prathima Murthy

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Participated actively in Kaveri events since 2017, volunteer in Aralumallige magazine, Kannada teacher for 2021 - 22 batch
  •   prathi.vm@gmail.com

Executive Committee
Vinayaka 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

Executive Committee
Srikanta Rao

  • Mysuru, Karnataka
  • Member and volunteer since 2008; KEC 2021
  •   emailtosri@yahoo.com

Executive Committee
Vinay Kalachar

  • Chitradurga, Karnataka
  • Member since 2017
  •   vinay.kalachar@gmail.com

Executive Committee
Bindu Gururaj

  • Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Helped in KYC, volunteered, anchored an event. Youth Coordinator 2020.
  •   bindu.gururaj@gmail.com

Executive Committee
Jyothi Mandya

  • Mandya, Karnataka
  • Kaveri involvement: Member for a few years and KEC 2019 executive member
  •   mandyajoji@gmail.com

Executive Committee
V James Donte

  • Udupi, Karnataka
  • Have been supporting Kaveri since arrival in 2004. Have been a volunteer to the 2008 Committee and organized Kaveri Carrom Tournament for the first time in Kaveri
  •   vjdante05@yahoo.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.

Rajashekhara Doddanna

Member/Chair
2020 - Present


Meena Rao

Member
2021 - Present


Girish Vasudeva

Member
2021 - Present


Shailaja Arkacharya

Member
2021 - Present


Mahesh Mahadeva

Member
2022 - Present


Suma Muralidhar

Member
2022 - Present


Sudhakara Saraswatipura

Member/Chair
2018 - 2021


Naga Shankar

Member
2019 - 2021

Puttaraju

Member
2017 - 2020


Sharmila Murthy

Member/Chair
2016 - 2020


Krishna Murthy

Member
2016 - 2020


Haridas .T. Lahari

Member/Chair
2014 - 2019


Jayashree Jagadeesh

Member/Chair
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