ಯಾರು ಯಾರ ಕಡೆ ?ದಟ್ಸ್ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಮೀಕ್ಷೆ
Rift in AKKA: www.thatskannada.com has undertaken a survey to trace who, is on which side! Initially we wrote to Presidents of both sides of AKKA, requesting inputs for the survey. Here you read some inputs from Amarnath Gowda camp as on 14 May, 03. The support letters from Charters Members, which is a must requirement, is provided here as a testimonial to claim support.
14 May, 2003
1 ) We want to thank Amarnath Gowda for clarifying the issues (in his recent email) especially the fact that "The bylaw committee has voted to include all the Kannada Kutas in the Board of AKKA and the amendment will be sent to the general membership for their ratification shortly".
We are fully in support of the original AKKA and do not support any break up of it.
Thanks for all the hard work people have put in.
- Pandurang Kulkarni
Mallige Kannada Sangha Indianapolis
2 ) We support the present AKKA under the presidency of Mr.Amarnath Gowda.Michigan Pampa Kannada Koota being the first kannada koota,we do not accept the unautherized elections that has taken place by some AKKA members.
Seeds For Thought- ( The new AKKA - Please Think)
1.How many AKKA are you plannig for future?
2.Are you promising the members of new AKKA that you are not committing any errors.What if you commit an error there will be third AKKA?
3) WE THE RICHMOND KANNADA SANGHA OF VIRGINIA, RESPECTS THOSE PEOPLE WHO STARTED THE AKKA IN ARIZONA AND DID A GREAT SERVICE IN PROMOTING OUR CULTURE, BRINGING ALL OF US UNDER ONE ROOF THROUGH THE WORLD CONVENTIONS, FROM ARIZONA TO MICHIGAN. WE DONOT WANT TO SEE A DIVISION AMONG US, NOT NOW BUT IN FUTURE ALSO. IT IS TIME FOR ALL OF US TO SET AN EXAMPLE TO OUR CHILDREN, BY SHOWING UNITY AMONG ALL KANNADIGAS. ONCE WE ARE DIVIDED, WE FALL AND WE ALL KNOW THAT.
THE PRESENT BY-LAW COMMITEE UNDER THE CHAIRMASHIP OF DR. KESHAVA BABU,IS WORKING HARD TO AMMEND THE EXISTING CONSTITUTION OF AKKA TO BRING ALL OF US MORE CLOSER THAN BEFORE.
WE RESPECT AND STAY WITH THE ONLY AKKA, UNDER THE CURRENT PRESIDENT MR. AMARNATH GOWDA.
AS ANNOUNCED IN DETROIT CONVENTION 2002, WE SUPPORT AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORK FOR WORLD KANNADA SAMMELANA IN 2004, IN FLORIDA, UNDER THE ABLE PRESIDENTSHIP OF DR. RENUKA RAMAPPA.
GOPALAKRISHNA V. NANJUNDARAM
PRESIDENT CHARTER MEMBER
RICHMOND KANNADA SANGHA AKKA
4 ) The Kannada Sangha of Arizona,s Board of directors have voted to stay with the original AKKA organisation which was formed in AZ.We do not support the new group who are trying to branch off claiming to be the current AKKA office bearers as we did not support this move even from day 1.
We hope this whole thing could be resolved with the original group willing to incorporate all the Presidents and or it,s designate as they can follw it through due process.
With only 9 members approving the election out of all the states in the US is questionable in it,s authencity
- Ram Krishna
7 ) Dear Presidents of Kannada Kutas and Directors of AKKA,
I discussed with the members of our Executive Committee regarding the unauthorized elections that has taken place by some AKKA members. Kannada Kuta, Vidyaranya Chapter, Illinois being one of the oldest and largest Kannada Kutas in the U.S.A. would like to say that we do not support the new "elections" that has taken place. We will stay with the originally formed AKKA during Arizona Sammelana, which is currently under the presidency of Mr. Amarnath Gowda.
- Vasanthi Gowda
President, Kannada Kuta, Vidyaranya Chapter, Illinois
8 ) DEAR KANNADA PRESIDENTS
FOLLOWING DISCUSSION WITH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SRIGANDHA KANNADA KOOTA OF FLORIDA. WE HAVE COME TO CONCLUSION THAT WE WILL STAY WITH ORIGINALLY FORMED AKKA DURING ARIZONA SAMMELANA WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNDER THE PRESIDENCY OF MR. AMARNATH GOWDA.
WE SINCERELY REQUEST TO BE UNITED KANNADIGAS. WE DO NOT SUPPORT ANY KIND OF DIVISION AMONG THE KANNADIGAS.
WE REQUEST ALL THE KANNADA KOOTAS ALONG WITH THE MERIKANNADIGAS TO SHOW UNDIVIDED SUPPORT AND ATTEND WKC 2004 SAMMELANA ON SEPTEMBER 3,4, &5TH.
WE HAVE ALREADY SIGNED THE CONTRACT WITH WORLD FAMOUS GAYLORD PALMS RESORT AT ORLANDO. FOOD, CULTURAL AND OTHER PREPARATIONS ARE IN PROGRESS. WE THE COMMITTEE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO HOST THE CONVENTION ARE WORKING VERY HARD.
WE HOPE THAT YOUR SUPPORT WILL MAKE THE SAMMELANA SUCCESSFUL IN PROMOTING OUR KANNADA HERITAGE & CULTURE AND A PRODUCTIVE GATHERING.
- RAGINI DHARMAPPA
SRIGANDHA KANNADA KOOTA. TAMPE, FLORIDA
10) Dear AKKA Friends:
as for as I am concerned there is only one AKKA. I have stated many a times that changes cannot come externally. It is good to be inclusive of other peoples views even if they are in the minority. Since you strongly feel you need the endorsment, I am with the AKKA with whom I worked for two years as vice-president and initiated the changes that are vital to the growth of AKKA.
I appreciate the confidence and support that many of you have shown throughout my service in AKKA.
I will be leaving for Karnataka, India in a couple of hours and returning in first week of July.
If I can be of any help in unifying Kannadigas under one organization please let me know.
We are in complete agreement with the majority of kannada associations about AKKA continuing under Mr.Amarnath gowda. This is the time to be more united and cohesive and not the time to be splitting in to several factions.We do not support the new group . The Ramappas have taken a task to make Florida Conference an unprecedented one and their enthusiasm is unmeasurable. This is the right time to focus and work togther to make that a huge success as opposed to confuse and split the kannadigas. We hope to be a major part living in the south to make the 2004 conf a great sucess.
Nashville Kannada koota
*This File will be updated as and when the groups submit support letters from Charter Members.