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San Joaquin Kannada Sangha (SJKS) is a 501(C)(3) corporation established to invite and bring together, Kannadigas living in San Joaquin county of California.
It uses activities that preserve and curate karnataka’s Cultural, heritage and language facets to keep it active and dynamic, for fund raising and charitable giving in United States and India. Kannadigas by definition are persons connected to Karnataka, (a state in southern part of India) by virtue of speaking Kannada as a native language, ancestry, birth/marriage of either children, their own, parent’s or their grandparent’s ex-residency, or a keen desire to connect with the state of Karnataka.
San Joaquin Kannada Sangha’s charitable giving activities will include activities such as:
A. Community volunteering, and service projects
B. Lending volunteers to other organizations
C. Fundraising and Donating for a cause in India and the United.
Cultural activities typically will involve curation, preservation, exhibition, presentation showcasing to entertain and educate the community on many facets of Karnataka that may include its people, language, cuisine, social habits, music, arts, aesthetics, artists, craftsmanship culture, rituals, history, dances, festivals, geography, flora and fauna, tourism, religions, economy, industry, education, agriculture, sports, media through:
⁃ Social and networking events;
⁃ Dance, music, cultural festivals, and variety shows;
⁃ Language classes, theatre, folk arts, debating and educational training;I
⁃ History and heritage classes and shows;
⁃ Sports and game events;
⁃ Social media campaigns.
To do all of the above accountably, trustfully, honestly, and openly with no affiliation to religious, political or faith based institutions.