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EKAVI is an International Kannada Vedike dedicated to:

Kannadigas and Kannada organizations from different parts of the world took a major step forward in forming an International Kannada Vedike called as Ella Kannada AbhimaanigaLa Vedike International “E- KAVI”, the gateway to international Kannada and its Culture. “E- KAVI” is an international organization to provide forum for Kannada literature and culture that organizes events in all parts of the world few times periodically every year.

V. M. Kumaraswamy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer said during the inauguration event, “My vision for E- KAVI is for everyone to contribute towards the goals of the organization and make Karnataka, its culture and literature familiar to everyone in the world”.

E -KAVI is an International Kannada Vedike dedicated to:

  • holistic suite of activities of Kannada people
  • people of Kannada origin
  • people interested in culture of Karnataka and Kannada literature
  • preserve and promote Kannada heritage and culture
  • network all kannada kootas / associations / sanghas / vedikes all around the world
  • to develop methods and to teach kannadiga youths to become responsible leaders, professionals in all fields and to become part of powerful democracy in the world.
  • the rich diversity of languages with roots and expanse in Karnataka to include tuLu, konkaNi, koorgi, havyaka, sanketi, bRuhaccaraNa , Etc.
  • to provide more prestige for the Kannada language and its culture.
  • to see that Kannadigas would continue to enrich our language and contribute to our motherland,
  • to help educational institutions in different countries to programs and courses in Kannada and it’s culture.
  • to strenghten the activities of Kannadigas here in North America and all over the world and to create a unified voice.
  • to respect the thoughts of the others. When Kannadigas recognize the opinion of the others, automatically it shows the respect we each other give.

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, USA – Kannadigas are extremely happy and proud that celebrated famous author and dramatist, Former Vice Chancellor of Hampi University, winner of Kabir Award, Padmashree Dr. Chandrasekhara

Kambar has inaugurated E-KAVI on October 4th 2003. 

Kannadigas have expressed interest in the following type of activities in “E-KAVI”,

* Holistic suite of activities of Karnataka culture and literature.
* Network of all Kannada associations in all parts of the world.
* To strengthen the activities of Kannadigas all over the world and to create a unified voice.

 

Kannadigas and Kannada organizations from different parts of the world took a major step forward in forming an International Kannada Vedike called as Ella Kannada AbhimaanigaLa Vedike International “E-KAVI”, the gateway to international Kannada and its Culture. “E-KAVI” is an international organization to provide forum for Kannada literature and culture that organizes events in all parts of the world few times periodically every year.

 

Dr. Chandrasekhara Kambar, addressing the gathering during the inauguration of E-KAVI said, “Few million people from Karnataka have already settled in various parts of the world and formed cultural organizations in their adopted countries. They have been celebrating events in the organizations for few decades. They are at a critical cusp in their life and the life of the second generation. It is prudent that a continuous link is established between them and Karnataka, to enable a continuous support channel for ongoing endeavors to fuel the infrastructure. E-KAVI is ideally poised to be that infrastructure and conduit for mutual cooperation between the different organizations, as well as facilitate for a bilateral channel between Karnataka and the organizations of Kannadigas around the world.” He continued by saying, “Globalization has triggered a chain of events that have affected the lives of commoners in Karnataka. In this context, it is prudent that we do not limit and isolate Karnataka from the rest of the world. E-KAVI, its members and members organizations should work cooperatively to ensure that all Kannadigas thrive together, not leaving behind even a single soul in this march towards prosperity”.

 

V. M. Kumaraswamy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer said during the inauguration event, “My vision for E- KAVI is for everyone to contribute towards the goals of the organization and make Karnataka, its culture and literature familiar to everyone in the world”.

 

Vaidehi, reiterated the concerns expressed by Dr. Kambar by adding, “The absence of the second generation of Kannadigas in today’s meeting is disheartening to me, especially because second generation is nothing but future torch bearers of Kannada culture in America. If we do not pay attention to them and include them in every activity of Kannada programs the purpose of the Kannada organizations is unserved”. She continued by saying, “E-KAVI has started with this important purpose to serve the needs of booth the first and second generation Kannadigas”.

 

Dr. Subbanna Jayaprakash, Founder and Secretary of the organization welcomed the gathering.

Contact: V. M. Kumaraswamy, novamed@aol.com, 949-857-8578

March 25, 2007 - Posted by | EKAVI, EKAVI BIJAPUR

1 Comment »

  1. It is quite heartening to know that a forum like e-kavi that passionately involves itself in promoting kannada language and culture is in existence. e-kavi sounds more than a group that merely uses language and culture as a prop for nostalgia, expatriate anxieties, and the emotional lacuna that is a consequence of having to live in two worlds.

    Much glad to be a part of it. Thanks!

    Comment by sukanya kanarally | April 12, 2007 | Reply


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