• Dear Friends

    Greetings from Kannada Vaishya Welfare Trust!

    Festival season is round the corner. I take pleasure in wishing you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturti. May you all be blessed with joy, prosperity, peace and good health! As you are aware, Kannada Welfare Trust is established with a motto of bringing unity and harmony amongst our community people residing at different places. There are many issues which need to be addressed in our community like unemployment, marriage counseling, higher education, career guidance, etc. Keeping all this in mind, this Trust has been formed with sound aims and objectives. Trustees are from different places of Karnataka who have volunteered themselves to serve the community. Since its inception, many community useful projects have been carried out with huge success. To name a few -career guidance programmes, education scholarships, etc. Trust needs to grow to meet the demands of our community.

    I request all the community members to wholeheartedly support and participate actively. Those individuals who have interest to work in the Trust will be given Executive Membership. Let’s work together to build a modern Kannada Vaishya Samaj.

    With warm personal regards,

    Dr. Shridhar N Shetti

    Chairman, Kannada Vaishya Welfare Trust

  • Dr. Shridhar N Shetti, Chairman
    Belagavi, Cell: 9448131002
    Dr. Shridhar N Shetti is a surgeon residing in Belgaum.
    Shri Krishnanand V Shetti, Vice-Chairman
    Keni, Ankola, Cell: 9448576126
    Krishnanand Shetti is presently Administrative Officer of Kanara Welfare Trust, Ankola.
    Shri Gajanan M Nagarkatte, Secretary
    Belagavi, Cell: 984572119
    Gajanan M Nagarkatte is a Mechanical Engineer heading his own industry, Ergo Comforts, in Belgaum.
    Shri Jagannath N Shetti (Kadame), Treasurer
    Karwar, Cell: 9483067725
    Jagannath N Shetti (Kadame) is retired Senior Deputy Director of Karnataka Audit and Account Department.
    Shri Maruti D Todur, Sirsi
    Maruti D Todur is currently Divisional Forest Officer of Bidar Division, Karnataka
    Shri Mohan S Shetti, Bangalore
    Mohan S Shetti is a medical equipment supplier based in Bangalore.
    Shri Rajendra M Shetti, Hubballi
    Rajendra M Shetti is a businessman and presently President of Rotary Club of South Hubli.
    Shri Girish M Gokarn, Bangalore
    Girish M Gokarn is Assistant General Manager, State Bank of India, RACPC, Bangalore.
    Shri Deepak M Shetti, Gadag
    Deepak Maruti Shetti is a Class 1 Contractor and owner of a Petrol Bunk in Gadag, Karnataka.
    Shri Ajay M Shetti, Karwar
    Ajay Malappa Shetti is a businessman from Karwar and heads the famous U.K.Pickles.
    • To financially support the needy students of the community in pursuing higher education.
    • To identify families lying below the poverty line and assisting them in obtaining housing, providing medical facilities and education for children.
    • To felicitate community members who have made commendable achievements in various fields.
    • To organize career guidance camps and personality development workshops for students from time to time.
    • To organize regular gatherings and invite all prominent community brethren to participate in interactions and exchange of ideas to strengthen the community.
    • To collect information of all the community members and create a database of addresses and host a community website.
    • To incorporate a sense of pride and culture in our youth and awaken them to the needs of the community and the society.
    • To have liaison with other likeminded groups & organizations, participate in their activities and develop harmonious cooperative attitude.
    • Career Guidance and Skill Enhancement @ Ankola – 20 May 2017

      KVWTAs part of the initiatives taken up by Kannada Vaishya Welfare Trust, the first program on counseling and career guidance for students of the community studying in X Std. and those entering Pre-University Colleges was held on 17th April 2016 at P.M.Junior College, Ankola. The office bearers of the Trust welcomed the gathering and various resource persons conducted the academic sessions. The students and parents who attended the program were provided with lunch and refreshments by the organizers. Volunteers looked after the registration and other arrangements. Shri Jagannath Nagesh Shetti Kadme, Shri Rajendra Shetti (Hubli) and KVWT jointly sponsored the entire event.

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    • Personality Development Program @ Goa – 28 August 2016

      KVWTA personality Development Program for the children of the Kannada Vaishya community was organized in Margao, Goa.
      Rtn. Dr. Lenny D’Costa, Dist. Chair E-learning, RI Dist 3170 and Past President, Rotary Club of Margao Midtown, conducted the personality development orientation program for the students of the community.
      More than 40 students actively participated in the workshop at Goa.

      KVWTThe entire event was sponsored by Kannada Vaishya Sangha, Goa. Special thanks to Shri Vijay Shetti, Shri Aadesh Karwarkar, Shri Nagaraj Honnekeri, Shri Mahesh Shivanand Shetti and other members of the Sangh for having supported us in the conduct of this event.
      Seeing the overwhelming response to the career guidance programs, the Trust has decided to continue with the same at various places.

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    • Counseling and Career Guidance @ Hubli – 24 April 2016

      KVWTAfter the success of the first workshop at Ankola, a similar workshop was planned and executed for the students of Hubli- Dharwad area at Vaishya Samaj Bhavan in Hubli on 24th April 2016.
      Shri Girish Gokarn & Shri Rajendra Shetti sponsored the event. The Trust obtained all-round cooperation from Kannada Vaishya Sangha, Hubli.
      We convey our gratitude to them for helping us in the successful organization of this event.

      KVWTThe following resource persons conducted the sessions on career guidance –
      • Dr. Shafi Faniband, M.Sc., Ph.D. & H.O.D., Dharmasthal Engineering College, Dharwad
      • Dr. Goutam Revankar, M.Tech., Ph.D.
      • Shri Praveen Gudi, CEO – My Life
      More than 70 students participated in the program and obtained useful guidelines and suggestions for enhancing their career path. Our sincere thanks to the resource persons for providing us their expertise.

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    • Counseling and Career Guidance @ Ankola – 17 April 2016

      KVWTAs part of the initiatives taken up by Kannada Vaishya Welfare Trust, the first program on counseling and career guidance for students of the community studying in X Std. and those entering Pre-University Colleges was held on 17th April 2016 at P.M.Junior College, Ankola. The office bearers of the Trust welcomed the gathering and various resource persons conducted the academic sessions. The students and parents who attended the program were provided with lunch and refreshments by the organizers. Volunteers looked after the registration and other arrangements. Shri Jagannath Nagesh Shetti Kadme, Shri Rajendra Shetti (Hubli) and KVWT jointly sponsored the entire event.

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      KVWTThe following resource persons addressed the students on career options –
      • Dr. Shafi Faniband, M.Sc., Ph.D. & H.O.D., Dharmasthal Engineering College, Dharwad
      • Shri Ganesh Aithal, Career Guidance and Counselling Expert, Mangalore
      72 students & some parents participated in the program. All their queries were addressed by the resource persons. The program was a big success and has encouraged us to conduct more such events.