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Take Pride to be Kannadiga, Says Puttige Seer at AKKA Convention

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New Jersey, Sep 7: Puttige Mutt seer Sugunendrateertha Swamiji called on Kannadigas in US to respect Kannada and also preserve the pride in a very meaningful manner.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Association of Kannada Kootas of America (AKKA), the Kannada convention of the Kannadigas in United States of America at Gubbi Veeranna Mantapa here. Elaborating with an example he said with a tinge of humour that in order to acquire pride the Kannadigas need to consume sugar from Mandya and salt from coastal districts of Karnataka. Along with the pride for the language one has to have equal respect for the other languages which is like earth revolving around sun all along rotating on its axis, he added.

Seer also noted the Karnataka government's encouragement for organization of such programmes abroad. Seer said that it is this pride for nation that has motivated Indians to achieve heights abroad. He called on to organize children's Kannada convention for proper introduction of Kannada into generation next. On the occasion, he also appreciated the efforts of the local Vrindavana Kannada Sangha. 

The inaugural function reminded one of the Dasara splendour with its traditional festivities. While American and Indian Anthems were played, the nadageete Jai Bharata Jananiya...and AKKA geete too reverberated at the venue. Group dance, singing and artistes sonning Yakshagana costumes too added to the vibrant atmosphere.

Edison mayor Antonia Ricigliano, minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP leader Shankar Murthy, actors, Punit Rajkumar, Ramya, Jaggesh and Mukyamantri Chandru, who is also the chairman of Karnataka State Kannada Development Authority graced the occasion.

The persons behind AKKA convention, Amarnath Gowda, Ravi Denkana Kote, Madhurangaiah, Usha Prasanna, Dyanand Adappa and Shankar Shetty were present. Veena Mohan compered the programme.

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  • chandrashekar shettty, udupi

    Sun, Oct 3 2010

    GHood morning. Puttigeaswamigi is one of best swami

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  • Lavin Noronha, Paladka/Bahrain

    Thu, Sep 9 2010

    Mr. Mukul, for your info better you folks read indian constitution first before reading american constitution. Even India is a not a Hindu country.

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  • C K DAYANANDA, MANGALURU

    Thu, Sep 9 2010

    Congratulations to Kannadigas living in USA for hosting this beautiful event. My one suggestion is to kindly remove the shoes and chappals before going to the dais.

    I thank Shri Keshava and Shri Mukul for giving fitting reply to our friends here who always find fault with Hinduism.

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  • Keshava, Puttur

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Very well said Mr. Hegde, Raj & Mukul. Few people are so blind that they find stone everyday in curd.

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  • Mukul, india

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Folks if you consider AKKA as a hindu organization, then you are out of your rocker.
    I do not understand as to why Christianity comes into picture. USA is not a christian country. I think you guys need to read the USA constitution.

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  • SAM, BERMUDA

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    girish kumar & mohan
    -
    beautiful thought , but indian christians are not immigrants ameriacan hindus are emmigrants who reached there quite recently , economic gains forced them to venture out with total FREEDOM !!!

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman/USA

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Mohan, Mangalore,

    Well said, cannot be said any better than this....

    Regards,

    Langoolacharya

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    As Mr. Girish Kumar and Mr. Mohan
    have stated, let the Christians
    of India may have the same freedom
    in their own country.

    As. Mr. Manoj has stated, the
    politicians know like the British
    empire while ruling India how to divide and rule.

    The British divided the kingdoms
    inside India, and the politicians
    create divisions in the name of
    religion.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Girshi / Mohan - The above is AKKA a Karnataka association which is not religiously inclined. A Kannada Christian is also included in AKKA. Please comment appropriately only when there is a Hindu convention in the USA.

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  • Hegde, Mangalore / USA

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Mr Girish kumar and Mohan,

    We Hindus are not involved in converting Christians here unlike what Christian Missionaries do in India in the name of social service. Thats the reason there is no backlash against us here.

    Also, where are those christians and Muslims sitting in Gulf commenting on every small article in Daijiworld and congratulating a small thing? Why arent they appreciating the Akka conference? May be they consider them selves Christians and Muslims before considering themselves Kannadigas and Indians!

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  • kumar, udupi/mangalore

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Nobody is messing up with minorities. However there are people of other communities messing up with Hindu religion which is causing the problem. It is not Hindus who start the quarrel.

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  • Manoj, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    If this is understood by everbody then nobody will look at our politicians twice...if there is peace every where politicians wont survive

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  • Girish Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    I agree with Mohan. Dear Hindu brothers, you are enjoying religious freedom in a country that is over 82 % christian. Please extend the same courtsey to your christian brothers in India. Please stop supporting radical organizations in your home country. Thank you.

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  • Mohan, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 7 2010

    In America our Hindu brothers and sisters enjoying the religious freedom with the full respect and liberty, than why should we mess up with Christians in our land after all they are our citizens.

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