About Kannadigaru UK
In the year 2004, few families in
decided to celebrate Rajyotsava. The single motive then was to get
all the Kannadigas we knew under one roof and enjoy the occasion. We
have been celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava and Yugadi festivals since
then. It started growing bigger, better and stronger.
In the year 2006, we started
the group in Yahoo Groups Kannadigaru UK.
Many people signed up for this and it still continues to grow. From
2006 this group has been the official communication channel to
update about events to most of the Kannadigas in
Our recent Yugadi celebrations in
held on 21st
April 2007, witnessed more than 270 participants. By no
means this is lesser compared to any gathering that happens outside India.
We would like to be a complimentary organisation to other Kannada
Groups in UK like Kannada Balaga UK (KB UK) who are here as a
registered charity. We will also work with other Indian Cultural
organizations like Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kalapremi, and Arts
Council UK etc who encourage our noble cause. With this strong
partnership, we will forge ahead to achieve our vision.
The Organization will not be motivated by profit or commercial gain.
The main objective is to promote Kannadatana in UK kannadigas.
And we welcome everyone
humbly with open arms, who wish to contribute to this cause in any
In short and long term, Kannadigaru UK
will closely work with the cultural organizations in
enabling us in bringing talents to the
to entertain our people. In the mean time we will groom our children
and adults to learn and appreciate our culture and heritage. We feel
that in spite of our contribution to local governance and local
businesses Kannada Community in the UK has
not earned the distinctive recognition like
other Indian communities. We would like to reach that stage where
local people & establishments recognise us as a force. We plan to
achieve this by working with local establishments and serving local
communities by organising Social Exchange Programmes, Blood Donation
Camps, Volunteering and Charity Activities. This will bring goodwill
and pride to our community.
We will encourage all Indian and non Indians alike to appreciate our
culture by educating them about us through variety of programmes.