The Eighteenth Anniversary of Karnataka Saurshtra United Organisation (KUSO) was celebrated on 9th January 2011 at Natakachiromani A.V. Varadhacar Memorial Hall, Sheshadripuram, and Bangalore.
Chief Guest :

Sri S.V.S. Sivanath, Secretary, K.L.N. College of Engineering, K.L.N. I.T College & Sourashtra College, Vice President, K.L.N. Polytechnic, Madurai

Special Invitees :

Sri P.K. Mothilal, Treasurer, K.L.N. Group of Institutions, Sourashtra College & Sourashtra Club, Madurai
Sri K.B. Radhakrishnan, Secretary, K.L.N. Polytechnic, G.C. Member, K.L.N. College of Engineering, President, Sourashtra Club, Madurai

Sri C.K. Narasimmachary, President, Sourashtra Samuga Nala Peravai, State President, Hindu Temple Protection Committee, Secretary, Siddashramam, Madurai
Sri PL Rajendra, BDA, Bangalore
Smt. Priya Vishwanath, MBBS, MD, Vitacare, Bangalore
Sri N.S.R. Santharam , Managing Trustee, NSR Charitable Education Trust
Sri M.P. Balan, President, All India TMS Fans Association
Sri Solai S.S. Mohan, Secretary, Aryankavu devasthana Saurshtra Mahajana Sangham
Sri M.V. Mohanram, Executive Committee, All India Sarashtra Madhya Sabha
Sri V.N. Baskaran, All India Saurshtra Madhya Sabha
Sri T.G. Kuppuswamy, Dubai Saurshtra Association, Dubai

Sponsors and Donors for the function :

Sri K.R. Sathish Babu – Lunch & Sri Sudarshan – Breakfast

Highlights & Excerpts from speeches :

Sri SVS Sivanath (Chief Guest of KUSO), mentioned that about 300 graduates from KLN Institutions are working in Bangalore. He said that the Institution had helped NMR Subburaman Memorial women’s college at time of its launch with a initial donation of Rs.10 Lakhs and had also advanced Rs 5 Lakhs to Delhi Saurashtra Association for purchase of land. Like wise the Institution will arrange and extend financial help with a sizeable amount.

Special invitee Sri KB Radhakrishnan appreciated the efforts taken by KUSO for 18 years in serving the community. He said that the he was sure that KUSO can fulfill any task it undertakes. He called upon the members present (and those who were not present) to assist KUSO in its endeavors. On behalf of KLN group of Institutions he promised all financial assistance in construction of building for KUSO once the site is acquired. The Institution will render all help as it has always been doing for Saurashtra community students.

Sri PK Mothilal wished KUSO the very best in its venture to acquire site of its own. He suggested that KUSO must give priority to all Saurashtra students who flock to Bangalore seeking jobs and help them with accommodation during their initial days. He assured that KLN group of Institution will render all assistance in all possible forms (financial and otherwise) in this service.

Special invitee, Sri Narasimhachary offered to help the poor and needy Saurahstra students in their education.

Special invitee, Sri PL Rajendra offered to help KUSO in purchasing a site for itself.

Sri SS. Mohan described the Ariyankavu annual function in commemoration of the wedding of Swami Ayyappan with Saurashtra matha Smt. Pushkaladevi. He invited all members for the golden jubilee celebrations to be held in Aryankavu in December. He also requested all community members to support the Saurashtra Tele-film ‘Ghettivedo’ produced by Sri MP Balan under the guidance of Kalaimamani Sri TM Soundararajan (the trailer of the movie was screened post lunch).

Sri TR Govindan explained how he has committed himself to helping Saurashtra people in getting government loans and that so far 50 Saurashtrans have been benefited by this.

Sri KV Pathy (Advisor to KUSO) requested all members in Karantaka to participate in census and called upon them to register as Saurashtra (Jamkanadhavaru).

Sri VG Giridharan (anchor KUSO Jobs) adviced all members to avail the facility of KUSO jobs yahoo group launched by him.
The following were the sequence of events: Invocation:
Song by, Sri C.R. Sathyakumar and Bharathanatyam Dance recital by Selvi R.B. Sangeetha

Welcome address:
Prof. N. Vasu, Vice President KUSO

Annual Report:
Sri V.G. Gopalakrishnan, President KUSO

Lighting the Lamp:
Sri S.V.S. Sivanath (Secretary, KLN Engineering College) and all other invitees
(and Felicitation of KUSO Committee, Donors, Advertisers and Sponsors) Prof. N. Vasu

6. Release of KUSO Annual Calendar: Chief Guest, Sri S.V.S. Sivanath

by Various Invitees:

Cultural Events:
Anchored by Sri P.M. Balaji and Sri C.R. Sathyakumar

Special Events:

Saurashtra Song presentation by Sri C.R. Sathyakumar Saurashtra Poems by Selvi Soni and Sri Naganathan

Magic Show:
By Sri G.H. Le (group of Sri A.R. Sridharan)


Felicitation & Prize Distribution:
Sri V.G. Gopala- krishnan (all win-ners list will be published in sub-sequent issue of Voice of KUSO)

Vote of Thanks:
Sri P.M. Balaji

The Eighteenth Anniversary of Karnataka Saurshtra United Organisation (KUSO) was celebrated on 9th January 2011 at Natakachiromani AV Varadhacary Memorial Hall, Sheshadripuram, and Bangalore.

The following competitions were held as a part of the cultural programme: Musical Chair for Women Musical Chair for Children Dance competition for Children Special Dress (disguise) competition One minute competition for men

KUSO President gave away special prizes for the first five members who arrived for the function. They were, Smt. Vijayalakshmai Ramamoorthy, Smt. Rajeshwari Santharam, Smt. Anuradha Rajendran, Smt. Kousalya Maheshkumar and Smt. Nirmala Govindan.

The following were the other Prize winners of the day:
Special Dress (disguise):
Ms. Soni (First)
Master. Akshay (Second)
Ms. Anusya (Third)

Musical Chair (Children):
Ms. Soni (First)
Master. Arshad (Second)
Master. Rishi (Third)

Ms. Sangeetha (First)
Ms. Shalini (Second)
Ms. Supraja (Third)

Musical Chair (Women):
Mrs. Nirmala Govindan (First)
Mrs. Amudha Rajesh (Second)
Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Ramamoorthy (Third)

One Minute (Men):
Mr. Vijayakumar & Honda Group (First)
Mr.Rajesh & Group (Second)

Questions & Answers
Mrs. Vanisree Santhosh

Sri T.V. Sudarsan sponsored Breakfast for all members and Sri K.R. Sathish Babu sponsored the Lunch. Members of KUSO and office bearers extend their heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated and graced the occasion. Any omission in names is only incidental and unintended. Voice of KUSO assures its readers to bring out the details of the events, prize winners in the subsequent issues..

A report on "18th Annual Day Report" from 'Kalaikadir' on 13th January 2011.

A report on "18th Annual Day Report" from 'Dinakaran' on 13th January 2011.