About Us


Equal opportunity is one of the means of achieving the goal of economic and social justice and education is significant instrument of achieving the pre-determined goal. If we give food to a person, we feed him once but if we give education to him, we feed him for a lifetime. Hence ‘Vidya Danam’ is considered superior to ‘Anna Danam’. Education is a powerful weapon to remove inequalities in the society, eradicate fanaticism and obsolete attitudes, empower the needy, uplift the down-trodden and in turn assist in national integration and public – spirited endeavour of building a strong, self –sufficient and knowledge – based nation as envisioned by our ex-president Dr. Abdul Kalam in his India vision 2020.

Having successfully completed four decades of serving the society by organizing literacy, educational, cultural and social activities, the Karnataka Sangha has to its credit the following achievements.

  • It conducts an English and Kannada medium high school – Manjunatha Vidyalaya at Dombivli (E) which has carved a niche for itself in Dombivli, with more than 4000 students performing excellently by not only bring cent percent result but also by figuring in the merit list of S.S.C board examinations. The school has a well – developed infrastructure in the form of a spacious and well equipped laboratory to inculcate a scientific temperament and a computer centre to keep the students up-to-date in technological development. Sports being an integral element in the holistic development of the students, special coaching is arranged in various sport activities resulting in laurels to the school by the various trophies, prizes and awards won at the inter - school, Zonal, District, State and National levels. Our students represented the country in the international hand-ball tournaments held at Denmark and Sweden.

  • It conducts certificate and diploma courses in Kannada language in collaboration with the department of Kannada, University of Mumbai and contributes to the preservation of the rich kannada culture outside Karnataka. It felicitates eminent Horanadu / Mumbai Kannadigas who have made significant contributions in the field of Kannada literature, cultural, fine arts, music and social service, including those who have acquired Doctorate Degree in Kannada in the University of Mumbai. It has donated Rs. 25000/- to the University of Mumbai for instituting “Karnataka Sangha Silver Jubilee Kumaravyasa Endowment Lectureship“. On one hand sangha has been celebrating Nadahabba, Ganesh Utsav, Shivaji Jayanti, Maharashtra Day, Purandara Dasara Aradhana and other festivals enhancing the cultural atmosphere while on he other hand it has been organizing seminars and literary discussions by prominent scholars and established a well equipped library, with over 15000 books, at its administrative premises with a branch in the school building.

  • Keeping in mind the maxim ‘Think global and act local’ three decades later, the sangha undertook the philanthropic task by starting a degree college named after the lord Manjunatha college of Commerce. The Sangha thus became the first proud kannada organization to begin a degree college in Commerce outside Karnataka state, Dharma Ratnakar, Padmabhushan Dr. Veerendra Heggade blessed the college by his kind generous financial support of Rs. 5 lacs.

Membership of the Sangha
Hon. Grand Patrons 31.03.2017 2
Grand Patrons 8
Patrons 17
Life Members 2973
Ordinary Member 21
TOTAL Members 3021


Shri. Devadas L. Kulal
Hon. Secretary, Karnataka Sangha