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Karnataka CM, Sudha Murthy and Host Of Celebrities To Attend World Kannada Conference


Association of Kannada Kootas of America (AKKA) and its charter member Nrupathunga Kannada Koota of Atlanta have joined hands to present the “7th AKKA World Kannada Conference”, the biennial grand three day cultural extravaganza at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) from August 31 – September 2, 2012.

The much awaited AKKA conference of 2012 is pleased to inform everyone that the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri. Sadananda Gowda, has accepted invitation to inaugurate the event. Govind M.Karjol, Kannada & Culture Minister, R. Ashok, Home and Transportation Minister and C.M.Udasi, Karnataka Public Works Minister have also accepted invitation from AKKA to be part of WKC 2012. Jnanpith award winner Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambara will be one of the distinguished guests at WKC 2012. Smt. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and member of public healthcare initiative of the Gates Foundation will also grace the event.

Sri Vidyabhushana’s devotional renditions also await the audience. Swami Nirbhayananda Saraswathi, President of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Ashrama, Gadag & Bijapur, Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji, Founder President of STJ education society and current seer of Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath have accepted invitation to participate in AKKA 2012 festivities. 

The star studded event also features popular southern entertainers Puneeth Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Digant, Yogi, Yash, Radhika Pandit, Aindrita Roy, Nidhi Subbiah, Priyamani, Comedians Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila, Musicians GuruKiran, HariKrishna, and Choreographer Imran, who have tentatively accepted invitation from AKKA to enthrall the audience to a spellbinding performance.Raghu Dixit Project will be one of highlights of this event. 

Drawing huge crowds in thousands AKKA Conferences offer a wide range of programs, catering to various interests. Forums such as Continuing Medical Education, Business, Women, Youth, Literature and Spiritual featuring accomplished professionals in each field, are always part of the grand fare. Invitees include top tier government leaders, administrators, artists and businessmen/women, CEOs, both local and international. 

Huge arena is reserved for Exhibitors and Vendor Booths. Booths and sponsorships are available. Various competitions, such as singing competition AKKA IDOL, Cricket, Chess and Carrom Chamionships, Quiz competition for entire family by Quizworks, Literary Competition and much more are open for participation. Kannada Kootas across the world are cordially invited to be part of Mervanige and Kaavya Baagina programs. Singles are invited to find prospective partners in style through the Singles Mingle Forum. ““We also want to encourage Youth participation, familiarize them and keep them rooted to our culture and heritage” Mr. Amarnath Gowda stated.

“All preparations indicate that this will be a very successful and grand event" says President of AKKA Mr. Dayashankar Adappa. “It would be added pleasure if all of you join the 4000+ estimated registrants for the program.” the Conference Governing Committee Convener and NKK BOD Chairman Dr. Ramaswamy stated.

AKKA and NKK extend a warm welcome to 7th AKKA World Kannada Conference in Atlanta. Our goal is make this a memorable holiday for you, your family and friends. Food, Fun, Festivities, all under one roof, all meant to entertain, engage, educate and energize your spirits! Join us. Celebrate your roots!

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