Namaskaru,

We would like to invite all KAOCA Friends and their families to various events we have planned for 2020!

You are in for a highly EXHILIRATING year ahead in 2020! All the Konkanis in the Bay Area are super-excited about the 2020 Sammelan being held right here in our neighborhood! In addition to this extravagant event, your KAOCA 2020 committee has planned a LOT of activities, free classes and events for you!
These events have been conceptualized and designed to arouse the KONKANI in you….and your children!! And build a strong Konkani foundation that will last for several generations for many years to come – in this foreign country which we call home now!

The goal of these new events planned in 2020 is to promote our Konkani culture, bring a sense of pride, belonging and togetherness among our Konkani community and also encourage wellness and fitness.

We have segregated these new 2020 events in the following categories:

Ugadi practices:

Our KAOCA Ugadi event will be held on April 4th, 2020. For this, we are starting Ugadi practice every Sunday from Feb. 16th to March 29th at ICC (India Community Center), Milpitas (525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035).

Please submit your Ugadi entries  using this form. You can submit multiple entries per family/member. If you do not have your own group, you will be assigned to a group.

Note: The Sammelan practice will be held in dance studios which are located very close to the ICC studio, so that participants in the Ugadi and Sammelan practices can attend both practice sessions conveniently.

For Gurukul parents:
As discussed with you all last weekend, we are planning a performance by the Gurukul students for our Ugadi event on April 4th.
Please submit the participation for your child(ren) by selecting “Participation Type” as “Gurukul Performance”.
The performance will be a combination of skit, Konkani speaking and maybe some music/song. The idea is for Gurukul students to socialize and get comfortable with communicating in Konkani, learning stage confidence and public speaking & also to showcase a glimpse of whatever they learn in the Gurukul class. 

Fashion Show: We are going to have a Fashion show for our Ugadi event on April 4th.
For those interested, please submit your participation by selecting “Participation Type” as “Fashion Show”.

Skit:
We are going to have a Skit for our Ugadi event on April 4th.
For those interested, please submit your participation by selecting “Participation Type” as “Skit/Drama”.

Deadline for Ugadi entries: Tues, Feb 11th, 2020.


Gurukul:

Quite a few children born and raised here in the US are unfortunately not very comfortable with speaking Konkani fluently or at all, and are unaware or partially aware of our culture and traditions.  
The KAOCA 2020 Committee is bringing you a NEW 3 hour Gurukul class to be held once a month (frequency may increase in case of demand) for kids between the age groups of 4 and 18. The goal of KAOCA Gurukul is to promote a greater understanding of our Konkani history and roots, our Konkani language, Hindu festivals and traditions, teach reading and writing using Devnagri script, teach Bhajans, Shlokas and Prarthana and to give kids an opportunity to  socialize and enjoy together with Arts & Crafts and Painting activities! This will be a FREE class available to all KAOCA children – starting in January 2020!

Click here for more details.

Wellness & Fitness:

We KAOCAns in the Bay Area are health and fitness conscious, and enjoy and prosper when we engage in fitness-related activities! 

To promote this spirit and interest, we have decided to start the following activities to be held once a month:


    Click here for more details.

    Also, please join our Facebook group KAOCA Friends and check out latest event photos, posts and announcements!

    Devu Baren Koro,
    For the KAOCA 2020 Committee
    Preeti & Kedar Kodikal
    President(s)

GET KAOCA 2020 MEMBERSHIP HERE

KAOCA 2020 MEMBERS LIST

(Updated as of 3/5/2020)



UPCOMING EVENTS



UGADI

Saturday 4th April 2020
[3 pm to 9 pm]
Carrington Hall - Sequoia High School
Map

Register for Ugadi here



KAOCA Holi

Saturday 14th March 2020
[11 am to 6 pm]
Mission San Jose High School
Map

Buy tickets for Holi here