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Sixth Kannada Sammelana at Tampa.

Srigandha Kannada Koota invites you, your family and friends to its Sixth Kannada Sammelanna.
Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2000.
Venue: Community Hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, Florida

As many of you know the World Millennium Kannada Conference - 2000 will be held in Houston, Texas from September 1-3, 2000.
We are pleased to let you know that some of the Karnataka artists who are participating in the Millennium conference
will be performing at our Sixth Kannada Sammelanna.

Special rates for accommodations are negotiated.
Authentic Karnataka Cuisine Specially prepared by Karnataka Chefs, Items include Kharabath,
Bisibele bath, Puliogare, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Mysore Pak etc etc.
We request your cooperation and support in making this a successful program.
Please confirm your attendance so that caterers can get prepared.

Saturday, September 30th
  Registration 8:00 am to 12 noon
  Breakfast 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  Cultural Program. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  Music and Songs
  by Local Artists
  Lunch and Talk on Health Awareness. 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
  Sponsored Program by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  Kannada Movie
and/or Indoor Games for Children
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  Carem, Table Tennis and Chess (Please, bring your own chess sets.)
  Social Hour 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  Yakshagana - Part I 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  Yakshagana is a traditional Dance Drama of coastal Karnataka performing dances from mythological scenes.
  This program will be a two-part.
  Mr K.Mohan., Mr.K. Krishnamurthy., Mr. Mahabala Murthy., Mr. Sudarshana Urala.
  Kavya Chitra 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  Kavya Chitra – You haven’t seen anything like this before. Poetry and painting right before your eyes..
  Spontaneous creation of poems in Kannada on the spot
  and illustrative painting, a sort of Jugalbandi in arts.
  Dr. Shataavadhani Ganesh (poet) and B.K.S. Varma (Art Painter).
  Yakshagana - Part II 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  Dinner 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  DJ and Dance 10:00 pm onwards

At this time, we encourage and invite local Srigandha members to participate
and perform in the Sammelanna's cultural programs.
Time slots are extremely limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
To register your cultural program and for more information on the event, please call (727) 846-9607
or email:

Contacts for more Information
  Directory Committee Mr Keshav Babu, Ms Sandhya Srinivasan, Dr Renuka Ramappa
  Convention Planning Committee Mr Vankataramu, Ms Jyothi Sreenath, Ms Arathi Ramappa, Mr Shivaprakash
  Catering Committee Ms Nagarathna Kempaih, Ms Indira Sastry, Ms Uma Rathehalli.
  Cultural Committe Mr Keshav Babu, Ms Suma Sundaresh, Ms Swarna Lokesh, Ms Kaushalaya Komarla, Ms Padmaja Govinda, Mr Rahu Despande
  Youth Committe Mr Rahul Kumar, Ms Sneha Lokesh, Ms Ganga Dharmappa
  Registration and Hotel accomodation : Registration and membership fee : 25$, Convention fee: 50$