Mallige Kannada Balaga: Spreading Fragrance of Karnataka in Mauritius

Mallige Kannada Balaga: Spreading Fragrance of Karnataka in Mauritius

Media Release

Mauritius, Sep 15: The management committee members of Mallige Kannada Balaga, Mauritius, greeted Indian minister for corporate affairs, Dr Veerappa Moily and his wife Malathi Veerappa Moily in Mauritius on Wednesday September 14.

Management committee member Muralidhar Shenoy presented a bouquet to the minister and general secretary of the association Gauribidanur Rajashekara presented the credentials of Kannada Balaga to Moily and a memento to Malathi Moily.

Kannada Balaga in Mauritius was established in the year 2006. Its member meet every second Sunday of the month. There are more than 50 Kannadiga families in Mauritius, with some of the individuals working in the government of Mauritius, banks, IT sector and several hundred in textiles and construction sectors.

The association was formed by like-minded Kannadigas who felt the need for a platform to meet and organise cultural activities and exchange views. Sri Sri Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji, president of JSS Mahavidyapeetha blessed the Balaga.

One of the projects the Balaga plans is to hold awareness campaigns on the rich heritage and culture of Karnataka in Mauritius and thereby to promote Karnataka tourism. This will also enable business houses in Karnataka to explore opportunities in Mauritius. The Balaga also celebrates important festivals like Karnataka Rajyotsava, Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti.

Mallige Kannada Balaga was formally registered on October 18, 2010 under the Republic of Mauritius.

The members appealed to Dr Moily to support their organisation and said that a similar request was also made to the government of Karnataka.

Dr Moily was pleased to learn about the existence of Kannada Balaga in Mauritius and conveyed his best wishes to the association and its members. Dr Moily also assured his help to the Balaga as and when requested.


Comment on this article

  • Dr. T N Shivananda, Bengaluru

    Sat, Oct 7 2017

    I have visited once during 2006 or 2007 in connection with inauguration of a college at Mauritius by Suttur Matha Swamiji of Mysore. Nice place. We plan to visit again. If anyone of our Kannadiga members need any assistance please inform me. To the extent possible I strive to do the needful.
    Dr. T N Shivananda
    Principal Scientist
    Hesaraghatta, Bangalore 560088

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  • K R Srinivasa Murthy, Bangalore, Karnataka

    Sun, Sep 13 2015

    I am a yoga teacher since 1975, I know the yoga,pranayama, acupressure, meditation, seeds therapy and magnet therapy etc. You are interest in this chapter please inform me in above address

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  • shiva, reunion

    Tue, Apr 21 2015

    hi i would like to know if nay contact number because we just reach Mauritius my wife is from bangalore

    thanks a lot

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  • Sucheta, Karwar / Residing in Bangalore

    Sun, Oct 19 2014

    Immensely proud & happy to hear about the Kannada Sangha in Mauritius.Great Work!
    Love to work in such organisation. If any job opportunity there, kindly let me know. Thanks & regards....

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  • Akshara Kumar, Bangalore / Mauritius

    Mon, Oct 31 2011


    Can anyone give me contact details of Mallige Kannada Balaga?

    My number is 230-7637613

    Thank you

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  • B Manjunatha, Sandur

    Thu, Sep 15 2011

    Good work

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  • Peter, Brahmavar/Sharjah

    Wed, Sep 14 2011

    Mallige Kannada balaga send little mallige frgrance to Karnataka also so that all people live in harmony.Nice to see Dr. Verrappa Moily honored.

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