KARNATAKA ASSOCIATION OF CANBERRA COMMITTEE MEMBERS (2019-2020)

President

DEEPASHRI BARGUR

I moved to Canberra in 2008. Since then, have been an active member of the KAC. Over the years I’ve met many people who, now are like my extended family. I’m excited to be part of this year’s EC and look forward to a fun filled year! 

Vice President

VASUNDHARA NAIK

I joined Karnataka association in Canberra when I moved here from Bengaluru in 2006.  

 

Having attended KAC programs over the years and meeting fellow Kannadigas encouraged me to join committee this year. Looking forward to a fun filled year ahead at KAC

Secretary

DIVYA RAVIKUMAR

Born and raised in the multicultural and diverse city of Bengaluru, I was actively engaged with Rotaract International and served in various committees for community service and youth development. After completing Masters in UK, I moved to Canberra, Australia in 2009, which we now call as home. A busy mum of two boys and since moving to Canberra, I have been an active member of KAC participating in various activities / events organised by KAC. My passion for cooking, organising events and interests in serving the community was my driving force to be part of FY 21-22 KAC committee. I welcome opportunities to contribute to community work, help individuals in my capacity while celebrate their achievements and build long lasting friendships.

Treasurer

SARITHA MALYADRI

I migrated to Australia in the year 2010 and I am a Dentist by profession. I am an ardent crafter. I like to crochet, knit and paint in my spare time. I never shy away from lending a hand to help others in need. I will work in the best interest of the community to fulfill my role as a treasurer.

Cultural Officer

ROOPA RAO

Australia has been home for 17 yrs, first Perth and now Canberra. Native of Bangalore and studied in Udupi, culture and arts have been an integral part of me. I was a very active committee member of Western Australia Kannada Sangha, served in cultural committee of Indian Society of Western Australia and now KAC. I look forward to another year of fun filled activities with KAC

Media officer & Public Relations Officer

ARPITHA GOWDA

I’m a proud mum of 2 girls, a proactive, innovative and charismatic person. Hailing from the beautiful city of Bengaluru, I have lived in Australia for over 14 years and about 9 years in Canberra. I enjoy participating in community events and have been part of our vibrant Indian and Kannada Community. I’m a former Mrs India Canberra 2013 winner, compered and organised several cultural events.

I’m a keen traveller and nature lover. My hobbies include trekking, walking, cycling, gardening and spending time with kids. I’m honoured to be part of KAC committee as a Media Officer and to contribute towards our culturally diverse community. BANNI ONDHU SELFIE THOGOLONA.

Associate Member

KUMAR THRISHOOL

I am a Kannadiga born and brought up in Bangalore. I am passionate about my culture and origin. Having arrived in Australia 9 years ago, I am now an Australian citizen. I have been working as an IT consultant across many cities in Australia. I am settled in Canberra with my wife, son and daughter. I really look forward to making new friends and exploring new opportunities in this wonderful place. Among my passions and hobbies, I enjoyed participating in quizzes, debates, stage plays, singing, biking, hiking, camping etc. I am also involved in the charitable work promoted by SEWA Australia. As the secretary for SEWA Australia - Canberra, I organize charity and community events including Cleanup Australia Day, Blood Donation, Tree Plantation Day, etc.