Gangadhar Gandhi is a poet, writer, dancer, singer, social thinker and group organizer. Altogether he is a great friend of people.
As goat approaches every leaf, Gangadhar Gandhi has also actively participated in almost all fields. He stands up as spontaneous speaker. He started writing and became a noble writer. He started humming and singing, and he turned out to be a melodious singer. When he is on the stage, he is a dancing star. Dr. Veerendra Heggade of Dharmasthala, Kukke Sri Subramanya Mathadheesh Sri Vidyaprasanna Swamiji, Karnataka Sahitya Parishat Former President Harikrishna Punaroor have witnessed the singing of Gangadhar. Their opinion is that Gangadhar Gandhi is multitalented and as a singer, he is gifted with a melodious voice.
We are aware of the famous saying �Under the shadow of one banyan tree another does not grow�. Similarly, one professional artist does not allow another artist to grow. But Gangadhar Gandhi is an exception. He is not only an artist but is big hearted who nurtures various arts. He has given chances to many young upcoming talents, and he has also appreciated them by judging as audience. He has encouraged many other artists, and founded Karnataka Samskritika Pratishthana (regd.). He expanded the field of work of this foundation, and renamed it as National Social Cultural Development Foundation (NSCDF). Through this foundation, he has involved himself in social development.
A retired soldier who became handicapped while fighting for our country was recognized and honoured by Gangadhar Gandhi. As a social worker, Gangadhar spotted a blind singer who belonged to a very far away district. This singer was given an opportunity to come to Mangalore to give a performance, and Gangadhar Gandhi felicitated him. Through Karnataka Samskritika Pratishthana, Gangadhar conducted various cultural programmes at Mangalore Town Hall like Samskriti Utsava, Samskriti Vaibhava, Samskriti Jaathre and Samskriti Sambhrama etc. Through organizing these programmes efficiently, Gangadhar Gandhi proved his organizing skill..
Gangadhar Gandhi is a nature lover, and he has great respect for human values which makes him the rarest human without any doubt. As per the saying �What sun can�t see poet has seen�, Gangadhar Gandhi has seen the invisible as a poet. In the field of literature, he is liked by all from young to aged.
Gangadhar Gandhi is a great humanitarian who thinks of poor people everyday, and has a meal in the afternoon with those who cannot even afford them. Gangadhar Gandhi is a person with creative and noble thoughts. Proper utilization of Gangadhar Gandhi and his creativity can add greatly to the wealth of the society. Selfishness is not present in Gangadhar�s actions. He raises his voice for the underprivileged. As a social worker, Gangadhar Gandhi�s aim is to have noble desires for the welfare of mankind, and he works hard with honesty to fulfil them.
MAMTHA KOTIAN Trustee / Vice President
She is a professional in a Multinational company and is placed in a responsible position. In spite of her commitments and being busy in her profession, she still engages herself in social work. She is life member of Karnataka Samskritika Pratishthana, and since a very young age, she has grown seeing the good and bad of life. Though she is blessed with a good job, the urge in her to do something for the society, in bringing about a change, has made her take up the responsibility of doing something good for the society.
She believes that our country can grow only when there is development in every village and our surrounding. In this regard, she desires to do study and research in every village of the country. She is a professional in Mumbai, a metro city, but her roots are from Mulky in Dakshina Kannada with a burning desire to do social work and something good for the society.
She is National Vice President of NSCDF
DINAKARA D BANGERA Trustee / Treasurer
He is a person who has involved himself in the design and creation of Kannada letter/fonts for the computer. He has worked with the newspaper and other media in the district as page designer. When he accepts a work, he involves in that work on a computer continuously for 12 hours and sometimes even 18 hours a day. He is simple, sincere and a hard worker. He is friendly with the younger generation, and he always helps the needy.
He is the Secretary of Yuvavahini (R) Central Council, Mangalore. He is Editor of Yuva Sinchana magazine. During Mangaluru Dasara, he involves in social work at the Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara temple. In spite of being busy by accepting responsibilities, he does social work everyday. He has been involved in activities of many associations and given his life to it. He is an award winner for Talent, and he has been felicitated by various associations and forums on innumerable occasions.
He is the Treasurer of NSCDF.
ASHOK SHETTY Trustee
He is a confident, trustworthy and young social worker. The work entrusted to him will be executed with fear of god and with great passion. As committee member in different associations, he has involved himself with total dedication, and he has given the right help for underprivileged in times of sorrow and hardship.
As a Secretary of Kidney Association in the district, he has organized various programmes, and he is able to help those who suffer from kidney ailments.
All religions are good, but the human religion is the most revered and followed religion. He has always worked for his livelihood and he has also organized many social programmes to cleanse the ills in the society.
At present, he is serving as a Secretary of NSCDF.
Having her goal to be a social worker, she serves in various associations. She has obtained diploma in Electronic and Communications, and she has the experience of serving for Womens' Self-Employment and Guidance Center. She pursues social work with great passion.
She has acquainted herself by working under Department of Woman and Child Development, and has participated in the training camp organized by the department.
At present, she is serving as an active member in NSCDF.
RAJESH AMIN Trustee
As an organization man from Tulunadu, he has involved himself in social work. His act of kindness is that he donates free books to poor children every year. He is also a dancer, and he has participated in many competitions and earned many awards. He has shown his talent by attending various district programmes. He has given life to literature world by his contribution to newspapers in Tulunadu, and he emerged as a notable social worker.
At present, he is serving as an active member in NSCDF.
Mrs.RAANI PUSHPALATHA DEVI President (KSSAP)
Poet and singer in her own stride Mrs.Raani Pushpalatha Devi has been great admirer of Kannada culture and literature. She was recognized by many people for organizing several cultural programs under the banner of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).
She had organized poetry recitation progrmas like ‘Kannadave Sourvabhama’, ‘Kannada Kampu Sompu’, ‘Sundara Manasugala Milana Mahostva’ and organized an unique program called “Maneyangaladalli Kannada Kalarava” in several villages. These some the Kannada activities taken up by her to popularize the rich kannada literature and culture.
As a founder president of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP) Mrs. Raani Pushpalatha Devi has continued her service to the Kannada world in her own way.
Smt.GULABI VICE-PRESIDENT (KSSAP)
Well known social and cultural activist. She has been actively involved pro-Kannada activities in our region and taking lead in organizing cultural activities on behalf of the Foundation.
She has been serving as vice president of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).
Smt. KALAVATHI Secretary (KSSAP)
Vehicle driving instructor by profession, Kalavathi known for her work for the empowerment of women and she trained many lady drivers free cost to take up their own job.
Kalavathi has been driving force of the Foundation from its inception and working as a secretary of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).
She has also been actively involved in kannada and cultural activities for more than a decade.
VARSHA Treasurer (KSSAP)
BBM student of Mangalore’s Basent Women College, Miss Varsha is always in the forefront in organizing cultural activities in her college. Apart from being a dancer and performing artist, she has taken up responsibility of treasurer of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).
Smt. MAMATHA G. Trustee (KSSAP)
An active social worker and great admirer of human values, Mamatha has been involved in the activities of several women groups called Mahila Mandala. Her simple way of life and social concern earned her a respect in the society.
She is one the proud member of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).
Smt. TULASI Trustee (KSSAP)
Work is worship for Mrs.Tulasi. That’s her way of life. An active participant of Kannada Cultural and literary activities, Mrs.Tulasi now quit job in a private company and involved kannada activities as a full time volunteer.
She is one the proud member of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).
Smt. YOGESHWARI Trustee (KSSAP)
An employee of private concern Mrs.Yogeshwari is always enthusiastic to participate in organisisng cultural activities. She is member of Karnataka Samajika Samskrutika Abhivruddi Prathistana (KSSAP).