2 from SOS Children's Village selected for AKKA conference

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

Speaking at the felicitation function here, organisation's India Deputy National Director Victor Painadath said the Jet Airways had come forward to sponsor the trip of Ms Archana and Ms Chetana, who would be presented awards for their commendable Bharatanatyam performance, during the conference.

The duo, currently pursuing their seventh semester Engineering Degree Course in the City College here, would leave for Chicago on August 27.

''Selection of these children by the AKKA stands as testimony to our efforts over the past 44 years to provide quality education and better future to children in need,'' he added.

Jet Airways Area General Manager (South Central) Girish Nair said, ''Ms Archana and Ms Chetana have excelled in studies and arts. We are proud to be associated with them and also SOS Children's Villages 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 recognised for their achievements in the fields of music and dance during the conference.


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