Past Events

Sangeeta Sanje 2015

‘Sangeetha Sanje’ program held on 11th July Saturday at New Life City Church Hall, Kewdale and we are very pleased to inform the program was a grand success. 

For those of you who missed it please find the report on this program. It was a fabulous evening with melodious singing by filmfare award winner Anuradha Bhat, who won the hearts of the audience with her golden voice. She brought variety in her singing by rendering nostalgic tunes, fast numbers, tulu song, bhaavageethe, her latest hits and also very kindly obliged to all the requests from the audience. She also teamed up with our local artistes Nivedan, Sameer Murthy, Shekhar Gowda, Vidya Vijay, Prema Jagdeesh and Priya Prasanna and encouraged them by singing several duets with them all.  

Prasanna Kumar offered tribute to our beloved friend and WAKS supporter Late. Sri Shrikanth Aradhya and a minute’s silence was held in respect to the departed soul.  

WAKS would like to take this opportunity to thank our proud sponsors for this event – Spicy Touch, Quality Indian Groceries and Mr. Dayanand Hattarki, Tax accountant.

WAKS would also like to thank Mr. Hari for catering for this event.

It was yet another memorable program from WAKS for the Kannada community in Perth. We thank all those who attended the program for supporting us and also our special thanks for the time & efforts of all Executive Committee members & their families and volunteers who have worked behind the scene for making this program a grand success.

Please give us your feedback on this program so we can strive towards bringing many more quality programmes for kannadigas in Perth.

Kannada Rajyotsava 2014

Western Australia Kannada Sangha Inc. (WAKS) celebrated Kannada Rajyothsava with a cultural program on 22nd November 2014 at Melville Hall, Booragoon, WA. The Chief guests were Mr. M. Subbarayudu, Consul General, Consulate General of India, Perth, Mr. Onkara Swamy (who is a well wisher of WAKS and has supported WAKS right from the beginning) and Mr. Srikanta Aradhya (who supports WAKS in all its activities with Karnataka Government and a well wisher of WAKS). Read detailed REPORT .


On behalf of Forum of South Indian Associations (FSIA), Western Australia Kannada Sangha is organised the Deepavali Mela-2014 (Indian Food & Multicultural Fair) at Bush Court, Murdoch University on                        Sunday, 19-October-2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Almost 3500 people to attended this function.
In addition to a variety of  delicious food stalls and non-food stalls, activities for children such as Bouncy Castle, Face painting & Balloon modelling and multi-cultural programs such as cultural dances, folk dances, filmy dances, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood and Lion dance, etc kept the visitors entertained. Dr Mike Nahan, minister for multicultural affairs was the chief guest.


Western Australia Kannada Sangha organised ‘Kannadada Vaibhava’ on 11th October, 2014 at Mandala hall.            A deep insight into the history and glory of Karnataka was narrated by Dr. Aralumallige Parthasarathy in his inimitable style.


On the occasion of our organisations 5th Anniversary WAKS organised HAASYA SANGEETA SANJE (An evening of humour and Music) on 19th July 2014 at Bentley Community Centre. Renowned humourist Shri Ravi Bhajantri from Karnataka, entertained the audience with his humorous talk and renowned playback singer Smt. Archna Ravi also from Karnataka, enthralled the audience with her melodious music.