HISTORY AND START OF KANNADA BALAGA

ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಗ

In 1965, the KLE society’s Kannada Balaga was established in the view of promoting the local Kannada culture and to carry on the legacy of Kannada in North Karnataka. The MBBS students of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College were backed by their seniors and other men in authority to herald the beginning of this committee. However, after the establishment of KLE Academy Higher Education & Research (Deemed-to-Be-University) in 2006, Kannada Balaga became the unit of university.
Dr. B.M. Desai, the then principal of JNMC, was first president of Kannada Balaga and Dr.H.B.Rajshekar was the first chairperson, under their leadership Kannada Balaga has flourished and has expanded its horizons. The association is progressing as the pride of Kannadigas in this part of Karnataka since 50 years. Under the umbrella of from J N Medical College’s Kannada Balaga several cultural events and state festival celebrations were carried out. Many famous comedians, singers, film stars of kannada film industry and poets of Kannada literature have used this platform to positively influence the young minds of the college and to entertain the people of Belagavi. The festivals & important days such as Ugadi, Basava Jayanti, Teacher’s day, Kannada rajyotsava and Annual function, were celebrated by the Kannada Balaga Association annually. The chairperson of Balaga is usually headed by a senior faculty from J N Medical College.
Formerly Dr.H.B.Rajshekar, Dr.F.V.Manvi, Dr.Hemashettar, Dr.C.S.Patil, Dr.P.A.Patil, Dr.Kodliwadmath, Dr.S. V.Hiremath, Dr.Sadanand V.Patil, Dr.Ganga Pilli, and Dr.M.G.Dorigol, have been the chairpersons. Dr.Dnyanesh.D.K is the current chairperson. Some of well-known events conducted under the aegis of Kannada Balaga were Karnataka legislative Assembly session, World Kannada meet, and Kannada literature meet. Kannada Balaga has held high glory of Kannada and Kannadigas always whenever the need has arisen.

Recent Activities of Kannada Balaga

KANNADA BALAGA – 2018-19

PRESIDENT - Dr. N S Mahanthashetti
CHAIRMAN - Dr. M G Dhorigol
GENERAL SECRETARY - Mr. Mrutyunjaya.Hiremath
CO -GENERAL SECRETARIE’S - Mr. Praneeth M , Mr. Mutturaj M, Mr. Gajanan K ,Ms. Meghana Patel, Ms. Deepthi P, Ms. Anusha k
“ SINCHANA-2018 ” (Kannada Balaga Annual Day Celebration) On 22nd March 2018 inter-college sports events and some literary events were organised. The traditional games like KABBADI, LAGORI and TUG OF WAR were played. Previously inter-college badminton and table tennis matches were also arranged. Literary events like PICK AND SPEAK , QUIZ, STOREY RELLY , PENCIL SKETCH where arranged.
Day 2 On 23rd March various inter college cultural events were organized.
Competitions like:
  • Solo singing
  • Solo dance
  • Group dance
  • Dubmash were arranged.
Day 3 The annual day formal function was on 24th March 2018 which held in two sessions.
MORNING SESSION: The stage was honoured by guests SUDHA MURTHI, chairperson INFOSYS company and Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Chancellor KAHER. Dr N S Mahantashetti presided over the function. EVENING FUNCTION: The stage was honoured by guests PROF RANGARAJ VANAGURG, registrar Rani Channamma university, Belagavi. Dr N S Mahantashetti presided over the function. The prize distribution to winners in different activities was held. This was followed by cultural event. During these three days of the Kannada balaga annual day, the exhibition was organised, which depicted the different districts of Karnataka. Which was inaugurated by Dr V D Patil, registrar KAHAR and Dr N S Mahantashetti
“Ugadi” was celebrated on the 38th anniversary of Shiva temple. Shri Chandrashekar Swamiji of Hukkeri matha blessed the function. Professors and students were felicitated. “Basava Jayanthi” Basava jayanthi was celebrated on 18th April 2018. Large number of students and teachers participated in the function and procession was done with the tableaux depicting AIKYA MANTAPA OF BASAVANNA The tableaux was appreciated by the Belagavi citizens. “Teachers day” On the eve of teacher’s day 5th September 2018, a pooja for the saptharishi’s was arranged. Prof Dr. Vivek Saoji, Vice Chancellor conducted the Pooja on 6th September 2018 the formal function of the teacher’s day was organized. The stage was honoured by guests Prof Dr. S K Joshi, Principal SDM medical college Dharwad. the chief guest was felicitated by the KAHER kannada balaga also there was felicitation to the best teachers. This was followed by the book release by the chief guest. On the same day there was the exchange of the Chairperson post of KAHER’S Kannada balaga was held.

KANNADA BALAGA 2019-20

PRESIDENT - DR. N.S. MAHANTASHETTI, PRINCIPAL
CHAIRPERSON - DR. DNYANESH.D.K, PROF.DEPT.OF PEDIATRICS
GENERAL SECRETARY - PRASANNA.S. CHIKKAMATH
CO-GENERAL SECRETARY - MANGALA.C. PATIL, AKSHAY.S. CHIKKENAKOPPA
“KALARAVA-19” (Kannada Balaga Annual Day Celebration) LITERARY, SPORTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS held FROM 22ND FEBRUARY TO 3RD MARCH. DJ NIGHT 11TH MARCH, 2019 BY DJ SOHAN C. GUEST LECTURE ON 12TH MARCH 2019 by PADMASHREE SHRI IBRAHIM SUTAR EXHIBITION INAUGRATION BY SHRI IBRAHIM SUTAR.
The exhibition was of all the famous production,agriculture,dynasties,brave hearts,handicrafts,vachanakararu of Karnataka set up by the students in the form of models and banners.
ANNUAL DAY 23RD MARCH 2019 CHIEF GUEST – P.RAVISHANKAR (ACTOR) HONORABLE CHIEF GUEST-DR.PRABHAKAR.KORE (CHANCELLOR) “Ugadi” “Basava Jayanthi” “Teachers day” “KARNATAKA RAJYOTSAVA” “ SAMBHRAMA-20” (Kannada Balaga Annual Day Celebration) LITERARY, SPORTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS DJ NIGHT 13 TH MARCH BY DJ SOHAN GUEST LECTURE ON 6 MARCH 2020 CHIEF GUEST SHRI SHAMBHU BALIGAR EXHIBITION INAUGRATION BY SHRI SHAMBHU BALIGAR ANNUAL DAY 3 MARCH 2020 CHIEF GUEST – Vijay Raghavendra (ACTOR) HONORABLE CHIEF GUEST-DR.PRABHAKAR.KORE (CHANCELLOR) “KARNATAKA RAJYOTSAVA” “ LINGARAJ JAYANTI ” were celebrated.
Past activities Of Kannada Balaga