He is a founding member of Hoysala Charitable Trust. He has been actively involved since its inception in October 2006. Known to Houstonians as a veteran community activist, Vatsa Kumar organized over half a dozen conferences on the Art and History of powerful Southern kingdoms like Hoyasala, Vijayanagara, Mysore, Tanjore and others, at the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He was the Secretary of Foundation of India Studies (UH), and a member of the Building Committee for Asia Society which has built a new multimillion dollar Center in the Houston Museum District. Vatsa Kumar’s deep knowledge of the arts, his interest in promoting cultural events in Houston and his dedication to community work have earned him high accolades in the Indian community as well as from mainstream Americans. He is currently serving Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland Texas. He is a nuclear engineer by profession and hails from Bengaluru.
She joined Hoysala Charitable Trust in 2015. She is a long-time resident of Houston and an active member of Houston Kannada Vrinda. After retiring from scientific research and teaching, she is involved in community service. She has been on the board of HKV and Indian American cancer network. She has been involved with Kannada Vrinda sponsored activities for a number of years including Houston International Festival, Miller Outdoor Theater presentations and art and cultural conferences at Museum of fine arts Houston. Through IACAN she has organized free Mammogram screening for uninsured and underinsured women. At present she is the president of HKV.
He joined Hoysala Charitable Trust in 2015. He is an active volunteer involved in various organizations supporting art, culture, education, and social causes. Hailing from Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka, he is an ardent lover of Yakshagana, popular traditional theater of Karnataka. For last 20 years, he has helped popularize Yakshagana in US. Besides actively organizing performances in US, he is involved in professional artists welfare projects through Yakshagana Kalaranga, Udipi. Vasu works with NGO’s like Dhrithi, Vidhyaposhak and Akshara Foundation with the goal of providing access to high quality foundational education to students from economically backward and marginalized communities in rural Karnataka.
She joined Hoysala Charitable in 2015. As an ardent lover of Kannada culture, she has served on the board of the local chapter of Kannada Sangha “Houston Kannada Vrinda” as a treasurer for two terms and has taken active roles in cultural programs (dance, music, dramas). Education is one of the causes close to her heart and she is of the opinion “no child should be left behind”. A retired Clinical Microbiologist from the University of Texas at Galveston, she currently lives in Clear Lake City, Houston, Texas.
He joined Hoysala Charitable Trust in 2015 and is an active volunteer in various organizations including the local Scout Troop. He keeps himself fit by pursuing hobbies including cycling from Houston to Austin to raise funds to support Multiple Sclerosis.
Mr. Vatsa Kumar as President
Mr. Raghu Chakravarthy (Secretary)
Mr. Raghavendra Kongovi (Treasurer)
Mr. B. N. Murali and K.V. Jagdish (Board Members)
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