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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.