Wish You A Very Happy New Year 2018

Kannada Rajyotsava November 18 -2017

Kannada Rajyotsava is our annual end of the year event celebrating the formation of Karnataka state as well as providing an opportunity for our Sangha members to come together and showcase their talent and creativity. Our goal is to ensure maximum participation and promote our next generation to learn, communicate and entertain in Kannada.  Please join us for a beautiful evening of cultural programs, food and social time. Snacks and Tea will be served from 4:30 – 5:30 pm only. Sumptuous Dinner will be served at the end of program, 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available online. Purchase your tickets before Nov. 15th and save. Tickets at the gate or after 15th of Nov will be higher.

Cultural Program Entries: Cutoff date for sending registrations is November 8, 2017. Please send your entries to CulturalCommittee@OrlandoKannadaSangha.org

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach us anytime at suddhi@orlandokannadasangha.org.

Here are the fees for members, non-members and students. Please pay before November 15th to be considered for ‘Early Bird’ pricing.

Entry Fees
 Member Adult  $20
 Member Kid  $10
 Non-Member Adult  $25
 Non-Member Kid  $10
 Student  $15

No cost for kids under 10 years.

Click here for Membership details.

Please click here to contribute additional financial help towards Kannada Sangha.

Entry Fees


Youth Conference August 5th -2017

Please join us for our Orlando Kannada Sangha Annual Youth Conference @ Hindu University Of America on August 5, 2017, starting from 9 AM to 4 PM.

We are planning to have different sessions for kids from 3rd grade to 12th grade. Please RSVP and let us know a number of kids attending by Friday, July 21, 2017.

Details of the events will be updated shortly.

Fees: Free for OKS member children. $20 for non-members.


Hindu University of America

5200 Vineland Road, Suite #120, Orlando, FL 32811

Date: August 5, 2017

Morning General Schedule

9.00 – 9.30 am Registration

9.30 – 9.40 am Introduction and Speech by Mr.Suresh Gupta

9.45 – 10.00 am Yoga

10.00 – 12.00 Noon Professional Painting with Twist and CPR Certification (12 + yrs) (Kids choose what they want)

12.00 – 1.00 pm Lunch

1.00 – 1.30 pm Play Time

Afternoon Schedule

Elementary Kids

1.30 – 2.00 pm Reading with paws

2.00 – 2.30 pm Chess / Board Games

2.30 – 3.00 pm OKS Youth Volunteer Activities Presentation

Middle School Kids

1.30 – 2.00 pm Introduction to App Development

2.00 – 2.30 pm Reading with paws

2.30 – 3.00 pm OKS Youth Volunteer Activities Presentation

High School Kids

1.30 – 2.30 pm Youth Panel Discussion

2.30 – 3.00 pm OKS Youth Volunteer Activities Presentation

Please join for Concert By Smt. Manjula Gururaj and Badari Prasad on May 7th, 2017 at Westmont Civic Center, Altamonte Springs.

Location624 Bills Ln, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Date/ Time: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
*** Seating starts at 2:30 PM.
Ticket Prices:
$50/person for VIP seating (front few rows)
$25/person for general seating

Buy Tickets

Children 18 and under are free
Light Refreshments will be served.

Membership: If any of you were not able to attend the Rajyotsava function in December and did not pay the 2017 Annual Membership fees, please visit our website and pay the fees before March 30th. If you have any questions regarding membership fees, please contact the OKS Board at the email address shown above.


Please join us for our Orlando Kannada Sangha Annual Picnic @ 3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835, [Map] in Pavillion 6 on April 1st, 2017 A great time to enjoy the outdoors, meet up and have some fun over food and games!

Menu for the Picnic Potluck lunch includes Pav Bhaji, Vegetable Pulav, Rice/ Rasam & Dessert. Please choose to sign up for an item(s) from the list published in “What to Bring” area. If you would like to bring a food item to the picnic, and if all items are taken, please contact the board, and we will let you know what to bring. We will greatly appreciate if everyone can stick with the items listed.

If you are not able to bring anything, we will gladly accept monetary contribution ($10/pp or $20/family) towards picnic expenses.

The event fee is $25 per family for non-members. New or renewal of Annual Memberships will be accepted at the event ($50 Family, $30 individual) or you can pay it online.


There is a $4 parking fee/car for the park, so carry cash with you for parking fee.

OKS Annual Rajyotsava Celebration – Dec 3rd, 2016

When: Dec 3rd, 2016
Where: Hindu Temple of Central Florida, Casselberry
Time: 4:00 pm.
Tickets: Please purchase your tickets online now from the above menu before Nov. 25th. Event fee after this date or at the gate will be higher.

Rajyotsava Event Fee:

OKS Member Family : $30 per Family Online. $35 At the Gate.
OKS Member Individual: $15 per person Online. $20 at the Gate
Non-Member Family: $45 per Family Online. $50 At the Gate.
Non-Member Individual: $20 Online. $25 At the Gate.
Student Discount Price with ID (Pay at the Gate): $10.

We will also be accepting Memberships for next next year at $50 per Family and $30 per Individual.

Cultural Items Please send entries to rajitha_olety @ yahoo.com or suhas.riggs @ gmail.com by November 15th, 2016.
Rangoli CompetitionAll OKS Members above 18 may participate. 1st and 2nd place winners will be recognized during the function. Please send your entry to Manjula at manjulakh @ yahoo.com by Nov 15th, 2016.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Location: Hindu Temple Hall
Elections for new board membersWe have 3 board member positions open. Please email your nomination to electionofficer @ orlandokannadasangha.org

Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated every year to commemorate formation of Karnataka on November 1st, 1956. It is celebrated by Kannadigas across the world with various cultural programs, entertainment and social gatherings. ಬನ್ನಿ ನಾವೂ ಸಹ ಆಚಿರೋಸೋಣ ಈ ದಿನ. ಕಾಫಿ , ತಿಂಡಿ , ಘಮ ಘಮ ಊಟ ಹಾಗು ನಮ್ಮ ಆರ್ಲ್ಯಾನ್ದೋ , ಮೆಲ್ಬರ್ನ್ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಂದ , ದೊಡ್ಡವರಿಂದ ನ್ರತ್ಯ , ನಾಟಕ , ಗಾಯನ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಿ, ಸೇರಿ ಆನಂದಿಸೋಣ.