Gowda to attend AKKA World Kannada conference in Atlanta

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Sadananda Gowda attending AKKA conference

Bangalore, Jun 22: Association of Kannada Kootas of America (AKKA) is all set to kick start the mega event - the 7th AKKA World Kannada Conference which has scheduled to be held from Aug 31 to Sep 2.

The magnificent event has already attracted attention of the rest of the world and this time too it is going to be a star-studded mega event.

Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda along with several other well-known politicians such as - Kannada & Culture Minister Govind M Karjol, Home and Transportation Minister R Ashok and Karnataka Public Works Minister CM Udasi have already accepted the invitation from AKKA.

Apart from these politicians, celebrities from different arena also gave a positive response to the call by AKKA. Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and member of public healthcare initiative of the Gates Foundation - Smt Sudha Murthy is one among those who will add more colours to the event.

Popular southern entertainers and Sandalwood stars - Puneeth Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Digant, Yogi, Yash, Radhika Pandit, Aindrita Roy, Nidhi Subbaiah, Priyamani, Comedians Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila, Musicians Gurukiran, Harikrishna and Choreographer Imran are expected to entertain and enthrall the audience to a spellbinding performance.

AKKA conferences have scattered to various field over the years. 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.

Describing the goals of the conference, Mr Amarnath Gowda claimed, "Fostering and mobilizing entrepreneurship within the community and youth in particular are important. The youth can promote their business here in the US and back home. They can bridge the gap."

After his recent visit to Atlanta, the President of AKKA Mr Dayashankar Adappa stated, "AKKA is excited to hold the 7th AKKA World Conference in Atlanta with participation of all the Kannadigas from North America. AKKA continues to promote Kannada art and culture among all ages and we are thrilled that NKK has taken responsibility to lead the event. All preparations indicate that this will be a very successful and grand event."

Welcoming all Kannadigas and non-Kannadigas from different parts of the world, the Conference Governing Committee Convenor and NKK BOD Chairman Dr Ramaswamy stated, "Nrupathunga Kannada Koota is excited about hosting the 7th AKKA WORLD KANNADA CONFERENCE. It opens a new chapter in NKK's 39 year history and provides a great opportunity to all the members to add new colorful pages in the years to come."

"The volunteer's enthusiasm, the sub-committees zeal is humming and spreading a festive atmosphere already. The Indian ambassador to USA Her Excellency Nirupama Rao and many dignitaries are invited. Cultural and business delegates comprising Karnataka Chamber of commerce are coming from Karnataka. It would be added pleasure if all of you join the 4000+ estimated registrants for the programme," he added.

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