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How we started?

   Kannada Balaga (UK) was established in 1983 with the aim of bringing Kannadigas domiciled in the UK together. We are a secular organisation with membership open to people from all faiths and religions. We are bound by the rules and articles of a written constitution. Our motto is "Working to bring together two generations and two cultures". Kannada Balaga (UK) has grown from strength to strength since its inception due to the dedication and contributions of our members.

   We are still a growing organisation consisting of approximate 500 life members (Families). Over the years Kannada Balaga has hosted many a social, cultural, literary, educational and charitable activities.

    These have contributed to increased awareness of its culture not only to our younger generation but also the host community. The Kannada Balaga Youth continue to take great interest in our history and rich heritage and bring forth views and ideas which in itself is an achievement for bringing two generations together. Meetings are held twice a year. These provide an opportunity to meet each other with family and friends.

    The first event is to mark Ugadi and the second to celebrate Deepavali to cherish and celebrate Karnataka's profound rich culture, traditions and language. Each of these events not only brings us together but also raises funds for charitable causes in Karnataka and the United Kingdom. Kannada Balaga invites you, your family and friends to participate in its cultural and charitable activities.

Our Vision

Our team's vision is to raise Kannada Balaga's profile nationally and internationally and to ensure that our organisation honours and rejoices the rich culture, heritage and language of Karnataka. We value the input of every member the same as that of the office bearers so please do not hesitate to bring any of your views at any time to discuss. We want as many of you as possible to become members to exchange and promote constructive views and ideas.

Our Mission

They may have left their homeland in quest of greener pasteurs, but that hasn't stopped them from loving their language. At a seminar on Sunday, the non-resident Kannadigas from across the globe had one mission: to promote the great works of Kannada writers in other Indian and foreign languages.