May 132013

Saturday, May 18, 2013


08:00 am – 09:30 am: REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST


8:00 – 09:30             Breakfast (Foyer) Registration (Lobby)

9:30                             First Bell/Announcement

9-35                             Second Bell/Announcement/Guests are escorted to the stage.


                                    09:40 am – 12:30 pm:  INAUGURAL SESSION


09:40 – 9:50                 Welcome Songs

Group Music by Texas Kannada Kootas

Coordinator:  Neela Chakravarthy


09:50 – 10:00               Welcome and Recognition of Invitees and Special Guests by HKV President Vatsa Kumar and KSR President M.S. Nataraja


10:00 – 10:05               Welcome by KSR Board of Trustees Chair H.Y. Rajagopal and Introduction of The Honorable Consul General of India


10:05 – 10:15               Inauguration of Conference- Lamp Lighting and Message of Good Wishes by The Honorable Parvathaneni Harish, Consul General of India


10:15 – 10:20              Introduction of Chief Guest Prof. K.V. Tirumalesh

H.Y. Rajagopal


10:20 – 10:50              Release of KSR Publication – ‘bEru sUru’

                                    Coordinators: Guru Prasad Kaginele, Triveni Shreenivasa Rao and Jyothi Mahadev (Editors) , Release – Prof. K.V. Tirumalesh


10:50 – 10:55              Introduction of Special Guest Prof. S.N. Sridhar : Jyothi Mahadev


10:55 – 11:10               Release of Raja Rao’s Kannada novel “naareegeeta”

Coordinators: Subby Subramayam, M.S. Nataraja and C.N. Srinath

Book Release: Prof. S.N. Sridhar

Remarks : Susan Raja Rao


11:10 – 11:15              Introduction of Special Guest Prof. Sripati Tantri : Triveni Shreenivasa Rao


11:15 – 11-25               Other Books Received for Release

Coordinators: Jyothi Mahadev  and Triveni Shreenivasa Rao

Book Release: Prof. Tantri

1. ‘Aha’ – (amerikannaDa haasya) –  Bala V. Manyam

2. ‘bhaaSheyiMda bhaaShege’ (Selected English poems in Kannada) – M.S. Nataraja

3. ‘Beyond Words’ (Selected Kannada poems in English) – M.S. Nataraja


11:25 – 11:30               Remembering HKV Bhagavata project and presentation of complimentary copies to the Chief and Special Guests Holalkere Chandrashekhar


11:30 – 12:30 pm        Keynote Address by Prof. K.V. Tirumalesh on ‘Development of Kannada – Challenges and Opportunities’

12:30 pm – 01:30 pm: MYSORE LUNCH

                                    01:30 pm – 04:30 pm: LITERARY SESSION – I

01:30 – 03:00               sAhitya gOShThi (Literary Seminar)

Conducted by Nalini Maiya (KSR) and Nataraja Kallur (HKV)


Participants: Mohan Ram (poem), Jyothi Mahadev (poem), Purnima    Subramanya (poem), P.S. Maiya (essay),  Triveni Shreenivasa Rao (poem),                                        Srivatsa Kundalgarki (poem), Naga Aithal (poem), Vaishali Hegde (essay),    Vallisha Shastry (essay), Nalini Maiya (poem), Vimala Rajagopal (essay),                                        and H.V. Rangachar (poem – Recorded)

03:00 – 03:15                oMdu iMdina dina

(Kannada translation of Richard Blanco’s poem read on Obama’s second inaugural ceremony) M.S. Nataraja


03:15 – 04:00               ‘nirvaaNa’ Drama Reading  (Adaptation  of Vivek Shanabhag’s Story by  Guruprasad Kaginele) Coordinators: Guruprasad Kaginele and Meera, P.R.

Participants: Guruprasad Kaginele, Vallisha Shastri, Ram Mohan, Meera   P.R.


04:00 – 04:20               Slide Show –“A Decade in Pages” – Ten years of KSR

Presented by Vallish Shastry and H.Y. Rajagopal

04:20 – 04:30               Announcements

Book sales – Sweta Jagadeesh

Banquet – Nataraja Rao


04:30 pm – 05:30 pm: BREAK – COFFEE, TEA AND SNACKS (FOYER)


Please encourage our authors by buying their books!


                                    05:30 pm – 08:00 pm: CULTURAL PROGRAM BY TEXAS KANNADIGAS  Presented by Mangala Prasad

                                    Invocatory Dance by Indrani Parthasarathy and Troupe

‘Hamsa’ – Based on the Ballet ‘SwanLake’ with Narration in Kannada

Produced by:  Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy, San Antonio

Kannada Yakshagana – “Shamantakopaakhyaana’         Presented by “Yakshagana Kalavrinda – USA”

“Swaatantrya Purvottara” – Choreographed and Directed by Rashmi   Shashi, with participants from Houston, Dallas and Austin    Kannada Kootas


08:00 pm – 10:00 pm Banquet at the Grand Hall in the Student Center

 Sunday, May 19, 2013 

08:00 am – 09:00 am Karnataka Breakfast (Lobby) and Group Photo of HKV and KSR Committee Members

09:00 – 09:10               Kannada GeetegaLu

Rajeshwari Bhat and Students

09:10 – 09:15               Announcements 

                                         09:15 am – 11:15 am: LITERARY SESSION II

09:15 – 10:30               namma hemmeya barahagAraru (‘Writers  We are Proud of’)

Presented by: Meera P.R. and Guruprasad Kaginele

Naga Aithal – ‘talemaarina sele’ (novel) – Guruprasaad Kaginele

H.Y. Rajagopal – ‘gaaMdhiyugakke kannadi’ – Meera R. R.

M.S. Nataraja –  ‘bhaasheyiMda bhaaShege’ (Selected English poems in   Kannada) and ‘Beyond Words’ ( Selected Kannada poems in English) –                                        Triveni shreenivasa Rao

Bala V. Manyam ‘Aha’ (collection of humorous writings) – Meera P.R.

Krisnaraju Tonse – Stories and Novel – Guruprasad Kaginele

Jyothi Mahadev – “bhaava lOka’ (collection of stories and essays) and      ‘bhaava yaana’ (collection of poems) – Meera P.R.

Triveni Shreenivasa Rao – ‘tiLi neeli pennu’ (collection of poems) –    Guruprasad Kaginele

Vaishali Hegde – ‘odde hima, uppu gaaLi’ (collection of columns) – Meera     P.R.

10:30 – 11:15               Tribute to Raja Rao

                                    Presented by Subby Subramanyam and Samhita Prasannamurthy 

Raja Rao’s Contribution to World Literature

Samhita Prasannamurthy, RiceUniversity ‘naareegeeta’ Re-creation Overview M.S. Nataraja, ‘naareegeeta’ Translation from ‘Song of Woman’ Manuscript, Challenges Faced C.N. Srinath,  ‘naareegeeta,’ the novel Prof. S.N. Sridhar, Common Themes of ‘nareegeeta,’ ‘Kanthapura’ and ‘Serpent and the Rope’ Sim Murthy

Closing (Samhita/Subby)


11:15 am – 11:30 am:             COFFEE BREAK


                                    11:30 am – 12:30 pm:             LITERARY SESSION III


saMvAda – Q &A Session with Prof. Tirumalesh, Prof. S.N. Sridhar, and Prof. Tantri , Moderator: Vallish Shastry


12:30 pm – 01:30 pm: Lunch Break (Tex-Mex Lunch)


                                    1:30 pm – 02:45 pm: LITERARY SESSION IV


01:30 – 02:15              paScima karAvaLiya BAshegaLu mattu saMskRuti (Languages and    Culture of West Coast of Karnataka)

Lecture by Special Guest, Prof. Tantri

Presented by:  H.Y. Rajagopal

02:15 – 3:00                “kannaDa kali” – Discussion and performance by: Texas Kannada    students and organizers

Presentation of gifts (books) to Kannada students

Conducted by: Nataraja Kallur


                                    3:00 pm – 03:45 pm: CLOSING SESSION

                                    Coordinator: Vatsa Kumar


Recognition of Artists (Paintings) Rashmi Murthy

Closing Remarks by Chairs of Texas Kannada Kootas

Recognition of Volunteers and Closing Remarks : Vatsa Kumar


Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks : M.S. Nataraja

‘naaDageete’ Songs Rendered by: Participants from Texas Kannada Kootas

Coordinator: Neela Chakravarthy)



(Note: Program may be subject to minor modifications.)

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