- Our mission is to inspire Kannadigas, to come together, connect and contribute to promote the cultural, heritage and linguistics facets of Karnataka and, to become involved in giving back to the local community.
- Our vision is to establish San Joaquin Kannada Sangha as one of the top ten Cultural and charitable organizations in San Joaquin county.
Our logo embodies the thoughts of almost 20 people on the team. An early form of the fan wheel inspired by the blue in US flag makes up the center of the logo. It symbolizes early evolution of Karnataka’s language and culture. It also represents the wind energy harvested in our county through high winds.
The map of Karnataka represents the geography of our ancestry and our origins. The Yellow and Red filling are colors taken out of Karnataka’s flag. They also represent colors highly regarded in the traditions of Karnataka.
The Red elements around the wheel represent people, the members of our Sangha – throwing their hands up in joy and, positioned in a pattern. The pattern represents our community that is in complete harmony with its ecosystem.
The tag line is about coming together to celebrate our way of life, to stay connected in an organized group displaying great collective behavior, structure and high-functioning. It means that we will evolve together and develop as a community because of shared biological and sociological links and cultural heritage acquired through our lineage. It is all about the struggle we undergo to connect our “Janmaboomi” (India-the land of our birth) to “Karmabhoomi” (USA-the land of our duties), especially as responsible parents raising our children in America with our ethnic values.
It is about being connected to the awareness about “who we are”, and how we reflect that awareness in all our actions to enrich a myriad of ecosystems we live in, and crisscross in with, but most importantly the community we live in.
Connections are our parents, our families, our teachers, our friends, the land we grew up on, the air we breathed, the water we drank, the food we ate and on an ongoing basis, the job we do and the employer we serve. It is about being grateful to our past, the present and our fellowships and nurturing all of such connections by giving back to the community.