Submitted by Newseditor on Mon, 2016-01-04 18:25 Bengaluru, USA: The North America Vishwa Kannada Association (NAVIKA) will hold NAVIKOTSAVA under the tag line Namma Vishwa Kannada Utsava (World Kannada Convention) in July in Bengaluru. An announcement was made in this regard at the felicitation programme of the newly elected president of NAVIKA Dr Renuka Ramappa here on Saturday. Dr Renuka Ramappa is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Hudson, US. "Date of this mega event and venue will be finalised after discussion with state government, various government agencies and other Kannada organisations, stake holders and writers," she informed."NAVIKA has organised several Kannada related conventions/ events in American cities in the past. But for the first time, NAVIKA is organising a global meet of Kannadigas in Bengaluru city," she explained.Kannada Development Authority (KDA) chairman Dr L Hanumanthaiah felicited Dr Renuka Ramappa on the occasion. Hanumanthaiah informed that KDA will extend all the support to the proposed global Kannada event. KDA former chairman, actor Mukhyamantri Chandru, theater person B V Rajaram, actor, director Yashavant Sirdeshpande and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.Renuka Ramappa announced a coordination committee for the proposed global Kannada meet. Yashavant Sirdeshpande will head this coordination committee while Sanjay Joshi and Ravishankar will assist him in the related activities.