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Like to create, imagine, learn and engage with fellow youth?

Get the chance to do all of this and more at the 2014 AKKA Youth Forum!

Our mission is to create a fun environment for youth ages 6 - 18 to come together and participate in activities focusing on Science & Technology and Kannada Culture.

The interactive events we have planned range from National Level Competitions to Special Panels to Evening Entertainment. There will also be face painting, a video game station, and lots of exciting games. Come be a part to see what we have in store!

  • AKKA BEE (advanced sign-up required to participate)
  • AKKA WIZARD (advanced sign-up required to participate)
  • AKKA PINEWOOD DERBY (advanced sign-up required to participate)
  • YOUTH GOT TALENT (sign-up to showcase your talents)
  • SCIENCE PANEL
  • COLLEGE PANEL
  • GAMES – Minute to Win it, face painting, video game station, board games, scavenger hunt etc.
  • EVENING MOVIE NIGHT
  • EVENING DANCE

Use this link to sign up signup link

Schedule

Date & Time Venue Program
Friday Aug 29th, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mandaara Youth Movie Night
Saturday Aug 30th, 2014

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mandaara AKKA Bee Finals
Saturday Aug 30th, 2014

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Mandaara Science Forum
Saturday Aug 30th, 2014

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Mandaara Kids Got Talent - Finals
Saturday Aug 30th, 2014

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Mandaara Magic Show for All
Saturday Aug 30th, 2014

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mandaara Let's All Dance
Sunday Aug 31st, 2014

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mandaara Quiz - Finals
Sunday Aug 31st, 2014

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Mandaara Kids Informational Discussion College Panel

Information on AKKA National Youth Competitions

Quiz

1. Preliminaries will be conducted at different parts of the country. Register to get information about competition nearest to you

2. Preliminaries are based on performances of individuals. Winners of preliminaries will participate in Semifinal and Final (team based) to be held during AKKA convention at San Jose, California

3. A semi random team of 3-4 youths (with mix of age group from 10 years -- 16 years) will be formed by the organizing team to contest in the semifinal and the final

4. Teams for the semi final and final will be formed at least 2 weeks in advance to the competition. This will provide great opportunity to build your team for success

5. Quiz questionnaires for preliminaries will be based on Science, Geography, Indian Mythology and facts about India

Spell Bee

1. Preliminaries to be conducted at different parts of the country. Register to get info about competition nearest to you

2. Regular Spell Bee rules with a slight twist. There will be bonus points for giving equivalent (nearest) Kannada word

3. There will be 2 age group -- 7 years to 9 years and 10 years to 12 years

4. Finals will be held during AKKA convention in August (Rules may slightly be changed for Finals)

5. Words will be randomly (semi-randomly) picked from dictionary. Encourage kids to use English to Kannada dictionary

Contact information

Swetha Madhusudan (swetha.madhusudan@gmail.com)
Sreepada Hegade (sreepada.hegde@akkaonline.com)