Dear Richmond Kannadigas,

RKS executive committee would like to invite you and your family to Deepavali & Kannada Rajyostava 2023 celebrations to be held on Saturday, 2nd December 2023.

Based on your response to our Ugadi program, we are excited to bring new artists to entertain our Richmond Kannadigas. This time we are bringing in famous Kannada artists  Namitha Rao & Vikram Suri, who have performed dance & dramas around the world, played key roles in well known Kannada TV serials [Silli Lalli, Paapa Pandu, Mayamruga] and also produced/directed Kannada movie "Chowka Bara" which was released earlier this year and has IMDb rating of 8.4/10. Namitha and Suri will be performing comedy drama called "Lockout Alla Nockout" and dance drama called "Punyakoti" with some of the artists from Richmond Kananda Sangha. We have also lined up other interesting programs for your full entertainment. We look forward to yet another memorable celebration.

Please RSVP to event at the earliest and sign up for food and other volunteer work so that it would help our committee to plan better,

RSVP link:

Food Volunteer :

Volunteer :

Time and Venue:

December 2nd 2023 at 5pm. 

Old Temple hall: 6051 Springfield Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060.


Best Regards
RKS Executive Committee - 2023

ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ರಿಚ್ಮಂಡ್ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರೇ,

ನಮ್ಮ ರಿಚ್ಮಂಡ್ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕಾರಿ ಸಮಿತಿ 2023 ಈ ವರ್ಷದ ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಹಾಗು ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಪ್ರಯುಕ್ತ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಚಿತ್ರಕಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಭಂದ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಿದೆ.

ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವಂತೆ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸಿ!

Dear RKS Kannadigas,

The executive committee of our Richmond Kannada Sangha 2023 has organized a drawing and essay competition for children on the occasion of this year's Deepavali and Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations.

Kindly encourage your children to participate. Winners will be announced at the RKS Deepavali and Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations day for our young winners. 

Please use below link to register: 

Date: Saturday, Nov 25, 2023

Time: Check-in time: 1:30 PM

Competition: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Venue: Twin Hickory Area Library

             5001 Twin Hickory Rd,

             Glen Allen, VA 23059

Rules and Guidelines:

Theme for drawing: Deepavali or Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration. 

Age: 4-5 Years Topic - Draw and color Karnataka map with flag(you can draw map and flag separately or draw flag within Karnataka map.

Age: 6-8 Years Topic - Draw a colorful picture of family celebrating Deepavali and make Diya with paper (craft).

Age: 9-13 Years. Topic - for Essay Writing: Deepavali or Kannada Rajyotsava (History / How we celebrate etc minimum 10 lines)

Note : Essay in Kannada language will get 2 extra points.

Note: Copying/ referring the materials like phone, books, picture copy etc. are not allowed. 

Materials Provided : Paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, glue, thread(Clipboard isn't provided)

Time Limit: 1 hour 

Winners will be announced at the RKS Deepavali and Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations day for our young winners. 

Please Contact RKS Cultural Team for any questions or concerns.

Best Regards
RKS Executive Committee - 2023