Two SOS Children's Village nominated for AKKA

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Bangalore, Aug 22 (UNI) SOS Children's Villages of India, a non-government voluntary childcare organisation, today felicitate its two children selected for the prestigious Associations of Kannada Kootas of America (AKKA) Conference to be held at Chicago from August 29.

Jet Airways has come forward to sponsor the trip of Ms Archana and Ms Chetana, who would be presented the Awards during the Conference for their commendable performance in Bharatanatyam.

The twins are now pursuing their Seventh Semester of Engineering degree course in a City college here.

Facilitating the duo before their departure on August 27, SOS Children's Villages of India Deputy National Director Victor Painadath said, "Selection of Archana and Chetana by AKKA was a testimony of our continuing efforts over the past 44 years to provide quality education and better future to 'children in need'.

Jet Airways Area General Manager (South Central) Girish Nair said that Ms Archana and Ms Chetana have excelled both in studies and also in performing arts and it was always been our endeavour to support social causes specially in the area of children. We are proud to be associated with them and also SOS Children's Village of India.

AKKA Conference was held every year to promote Kannada culture and Karnataka's tourism and industrial development programmes.

About 15 students across India would be selected and felicitated during the Conference for their achievements in the field of Music and Dance.

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