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KARNATAKA KAYASTHAS COME TOGETHER

KARNATAKA KAYASTHA SAMAJ (KKS) traces its roots way back to 1980 when the Karanataka Kayastha Sabha was founded, with the initiative taken by a small group of Kayastha community members for the purpose of bringing together the then miniscule community of Kayasthas living in Bangalore. Commendable efforts were put in by the first few presidents and secretaries like Mr. J.B.Mathur, Mr. V.S. Bhatnagar, Mr. R.P.Srivastava, Mr.S.N.Bhatnagar and Mr. V.K. Bhatnagar in addition to the yeomen services put in by the founding members in the list below:


THE FOUNDING TEAM MEMBERS OF KKS 1986
S. No. Position Name
1 President Dr.K.M. Mathur
2 Secretary Mr. S. M. Lal
3 Jt. Secretary Dr.G.P. Mathur
4 Treasurer Dr.A.M. Mathur
5 Member Dr.V.G. Prasad
6 Member Mr.S.S.Prasad
7 Member Mr.Ajit Khare
8 Member Dr.H. C. Srivastava

Small gatherings were held, at least quarterly, and the community was able to interact and preserve their culture. Holi and Diwali Milan were held and most importantly Chitragupta Pooja was performed with great enthusiasm by the then small number of 50 to 60-member Kayastha families in Bangalore.

EARLY DAYS OF KARNATKA KAYASTHAS

During 1986 it was registered as Karnataka Kayastha Sabha and a new energy was infused by successive Presidents namely Mr. K.M.Mathur, Mr.Ajeet Khare, Mr. Prabhat Argal, Dr. P.S. Bhatnagar, Mrs Indu Argal, Mrs.Kiran Rawar, Mr. Shirish Mathur, Mr. A.M. Mathur, Mr. G.P. Mathur, Mr.Rahul Kumar, Mr.Shambhu Verma, Mr. Rajkumar Srivastava and Mr.Animesh Bisaria. This was ably supported by the ebullient team of secretaries and many other committed executive committee members.

The respective teams organized well attended Holi & Diwali functions; Teej and informal get-together & most eagerly awaited PICNIC with lots of cultural programmes, skits, function shows, fancy dress & competition for children in creative writing, painting, public speaking, culminating in selection of the best all-rounder. To encourage the youngsters & to recognize their academic achievements, the KKS instituted “Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad Argal scholarship” and “S.B.Mathur scholarship”. At various functions, members came forward to sponsor prizes to encourage the youth.

Some of the memorable events of KKS were a Fund Raiser, a glittering evening of dances by the famous (late) Pratima Bedi & her dance troupe at the Chowdiah Memorial hall, Gazals by singer Ram Nagraj late into night and “KKS Silver Jubilee Celebrations” – a classical dance program at St. John Auditorium in Koramangala. The KKS hosted, competitions in cultural & sports, involving senior members, workshop & guidance sessions for the youth & bubbly enjoyable programs for the tiny tots.

KARNATAKA KAYASTHA SAMAJ (KKS)

It was renamed as Karnataka Kayastha Samaj (KK Samaj) in 2019 with the following AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

To spread and establish Kayastha Values of knowledge, hard work, acceptance and adaptability for general public at large. Prime objective will be spread of education and knowledge specially for weaker sections of society.

To that end it will strive to establish, run, support and provide financial assistance to students, schools, colleges, libraries, reading rooms, universities, laboratories research and other institutions

The Samaj shall promote, establish, support and /or grant aid for the promotion of literature, music, dance, drama and other fine arts for public in general.

The Executive Committee is a close-knit group of enthusiastic members always eager to expand, invite and enlist community members who have moved down south. The effort is to make them feel at home and to offer them a common platform to inculcate & promote social & cultural links amongst members in order to do their might for the betterment of community members. They meet once a month usually at any one of the member’s home.

KKS Executive Committee 2019-20


1 President
Mr. Animesh Bisaria 9845102777 animesh@integramicro.com
2 Vice President
Mr. Mayank Srivastava 9019433980 mayank1954@yahoo.co.in
3 Secretary
Mrs. Jyoti Khare 9845446054 jyotikhare@ymail.com
4 Treasurer
Mr. Rai Sachindra Bahadur 9448067619 sachindra48@gmail.com
5 Jt. Secretary
Mr. Rajani Kant Srivastav 9008593916 rajanikant.greenberry@gmail.com
Members
6 Mr. N.K. Shrivastava 9343330354 shrivastava.nk@gmail.com
7 Mr. Sharad Mathur 9880489012 msharad2k@gmail.com
8 Mrs. Baljit Saxena 9886794417 baljitsaxena12@gmail.com
9 Mr. Swaraj Kiran Sinha 9844026247 swaraaj70@gmail.com
Co-opted Members
1 Mr. Prabin Kumar Lal 9900145439 sribalajipolypack@gmail.com
2 Mr. Avinash Kumar Srivastava 9901971638 avinash_sri@hotmail.com
Advisory Board
1 Mr. Prabhat Argal 9886448880 prabhatargal@gmail.com
2 Mr. G.P. Mathur 9448192186 mathurassociate@gmail.com
3 Mr. A.M. Mathur 9845222311 ammathur1@yahoo.com

While continuing with tradition of having four major functions for all members every year like Holi meet, Diwali get-together, Picnic etc. KK Samaj has undertaken many social causes outside KK Samaj by providing professional training to girl students under VIDYA. Thanks to our young space scientist Ms Ritu Karidhal who provided funding for this welfare activity.

List of President, Secretary and Treasurer (1980-2019)


List of President, Secretary and Treasurer (1980 - 2019)
Year President Secretary Treasurer
1980-81 Mr. J. B. Mathur Mr. S. N. Bhatnagar Mr. P. M. Srivastava
1981-82 Mr. V.S. Bhatnagar Mr. S. N. Bhatnagar Mr. H. K. Srivastava
1982-83 Mr. R.P. Srivastava Mr. S. N. Bhatnagar Mr. H. K. Srivastava
1983-84 Dr. V. G. Prasad Mr. S. N. Bhatnagar Mr. H. K. Srivastava
1984-85 Dr. V. G. Prasad Mr. V.K. Bhatnagar Mr. H. K. Srivastava
1985-86 Dr. V. G. Prasad Mr. S. N. Bhatnagar Mr. H. K. Srivastava
1986-87 Dr. K. M. Mathur Dr. S. M. Lal Mr. A. M. Mathur
1987-88 Dr. K. M. Mathur Dr. S. M. Lal Mr. A. M. Mathur
1988-89 Dr. K M Mathur Mr. Mahendra Prasad Dr. Narendra Nath
1989-90 Mr. Ajeet  Khare Dr. S. M. Lal Mr. A. M. Mathur
1990-91 Mr. Ajeet  Khare Dr. S. M. Lal Dr. Narendra Nath
1991-92 Mr. Ajeet Khare Mr. A. M. Mathur Mr. S. K. Srivastava
1992-93 Mr. Prabhat Argal Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mr. S. K. Srivastava
1993-94 Mr. Prabhat Argal Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mr. S. K. Srivastava
1994-95 Mr. Prabhat Argal Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mr. Harish Chandra
1995-96 Dr. P. S. Bhatnagar Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mrs Deepa Saxena
1996-97 Dr. P. S. Bhatnagar Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mr. Pankaj Srivastava
1997-98 Mrs Kiran Rawar Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mr. N. K. Shrivastava
1998-99 Mrs. Indu Argal Mr. Mayank Srivastava Mrs Vibha Mathur
1999-00 Mr. Shiris mathur Lt. Col ( Retd) Rahul Kumar Mr. Dinesh Khare
2000-01 Mr. A. M. Mathur Lt. Col ( Retd) Rahul Kumar Mr. Gopal Srivastava
2001-02 Dr. P. S. Bhatnagar Lt. Col ( Retd) Rahul Kumar Mr. Gopal Srivastava
2002-03 Dr. P. S. Bhatnagar Lt. Col ( Retd) Rahul Kumar Mr. Gopal Srivastava
2003-04 Dr. P. S. Bhatnagar Mr. Utkarsh Rai Mr. Rajendra Bhatnagar
2004-05 Mr. G. P.Mathur Mr. N. K. Shrivastava Mr. Sumeet Aragal
2005-06 Mr. G. P.Mathur Mr. N. K. Shrivastava Mr. Sumeet Argal
2006-07 Mr. G. P.Mathur Mr. Tathagat Verma Mr. Animesh Bisaria
2007-08 Mr. G. P.Mathur Mr. Tathagat Verma Mr. Animesh Bisaria
2008-09 Lt. Col ( Retd) Rahul Kumar Mr. Animesh Bisaria Mr. Avinash Srivastava
2009-10 Mr. Sambhu Nath Varma Mr. Srikant Sinha Mr. Saurabh Srivastava
2010-11 Mr. Rajkumar Srivastava Mr. Amar K Jamadhiar Mr. Saurabh Srivastava
2011-12 Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava Mr. Amar K Jamadhiar Mr. Saurabh Srivastava
2012-13 Mr. Rajkumar Srivastava Mr. Amar K Jamadhiar Mr. Saurabh Srivastav
2013-14 Mr. Rajkumar Srivastava Mr. Sharad Mathur Mr. Saurabh Srivastav
2014-15 Mr. Animesh Bisaria Mr. Sharad Mathur Mr. Saurabh Srivastava
2015-16 Mr. Animesh Bisaria Mr. Sharad Mathur Mr. Saurabh Srivastava
2016-17 Mr. Animesh Bisaria Mr. Sharad Mathur Mr. Avinash Srivastav
2017-18 Mr. Animesh Bisaria Mrs. Jyoti Khare Mr. Rai Sachindra Bahadur
2018-19 Mr. Animesh Bisaria Mrs. Jyoti Khare Mr. Rai Sachindra Bahadur