Whereas the need exists for cohesive action on the part of the people of Karnataka State “Origin”, India, residing in the United States of America, it is hereby resolved that a nonprofit organization be formed to maintain the identity of the said group of people, to provide a forum for educational, charitable, social, cultural, linguistic and social interaction among its members.

The term “Kannadiga” is used throughout this Constitution and Bylaws in an ethnic sense and ismeant exclusively pertaining to the people of Karnataka State, including all people of Karnataka heritage irrespective of the languages spoken. The word “heritage” similarly, connotes ancestry.

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