Going back to roots

The dynamic Kannada Sangha of RVCE conducts many programmes throughout the year with much pomp and glory

Going back to roots

soothing C Ashwath entertaining the gathering. The association celebrates Kannada Day under the title Samskrithi Sudina with great pomp and glory. "That day is like a festival for us. We conduct various types of contests for the students as well as teachers. We also conduct competitions traditional games like lagori, channe mane, pagade etc, which become the centre of attraction," says Shreyas, a fourth year student in Electronics and the student representative for the team.

The association conducts an annual cultural festival under the title Suggi. The cultural carnival is purely dedicated to Kannada events. Competitions are held in essay writing, quiz, poetry writing and some other events. Well-known personalities like B Jayashree, G K Govind Rao, B K S Verma, Vishweshwar Bhat, Jayanth Kaykini, Nagathihalli Chandrashekar, and T S Nagabharana had witnessed the function as chief guests.

Earlier the association used to teach Kannada language to non-Kannadiga students in the campus.

 Now, the college management itself has taken over took over the campaign and is teaching the language successfully.

This year’s Suggi  was held in the month of October, and more than 1,500 participants made it a huge success. “It was like a function at home. Hundreds of volunteers came forward and did all the arrangements and decorations. A musical night by C Ashwath and the team entertained the mass gathering. The Geethachitra event by B K S Verma also gained much applause," remembers Hemanth, one of the members.

He adds, "We are getting tremendous support by the sponsors in conducting this mega event and more than two lakh rupees had been amassed from the sponsors."
In association with Kannada and Cultural Department of Karnataka Government, Kannada Sangha organised a cultural programme Haadire raagagala thoogire deepagala in January 2009.

They are also associated with a social service programme called Kaliyona ba through which they provide books for the poor children and teach drop-out kids.

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