The specific thrust of SANDESHA has been the application of wisdom, values, insights and experience of all faiths to the issues of human dignity, human rights, the environment and total development of the human person.

SANDESHA through its wings ‘Sandesha Lalithakala Mahavidyalaya’ and ‘Karnataka Kala Kendra’ offers B.A. degree courses and several part time and full time courses. Look for more details in the specific links.

Annual Kalotsava of SANDESHA, a festival of arts and communication skills strives to identify, appreciate and promote the rich cultural heritage of India for a greater interaction and integration of people.
It involves the participation of around 3000 students from over 600 schools from 8 - 10 districts of the state.
The Kalotsava is a veritable canvas of colours...a unique pageant of talent, art, culture and folklore.

Journalism course
In association with the Dakshina Kannada working journalists union, SADNESHA conducts a month long workshop in journalism every year under the guidance of seasoned journalists from the state. Hundreds of aspiring journalists have keenly participated in these workshops. For details email

Triveni Sangama
With an aim to foster a more meaningful inter-lingual and inter-cultural dialogue and amity, SANDESHA has been conducting a fellowship workshop for Kannada, Tulu, and Konkani writers, very appropriately called ‘Triveni Sangama’. It is a joint collaboration of Sandesha Foundation, District Kannada Sahitya Parishad, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy and Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

Sandesha Media Awards
The annual SANDESHA Awards honor those who have excelled in arts, literature, television, journalism etc... and those who have rendered meritorious service in building up a value based society.

Classical Ballets
Sandesha has sponsored and presented several in-house productions of Indian classical ballets like ‘Nisarga Vijaya’, ‘Navodaya’, ‘Jyothirgamya’, ‘Shantala’, ‘Legacy of the Legend’, and others.

SANDESHA also produces, in it's own full fledged studio, audio-visual teaching aids and publications to promote media literacy and media education in order to make media consumers appreciative and discerning users.

  1. Sandesha has produced audio cassettes on Kannada awareness songs called; ‘Janadani’, ‘Namma Nadu’, ‘Jagarukaraga’, Manathere’, (Kannada Prayer songs: ‘Jaya Jaya Deva’), (Konkani AV: ‘Lord’s Supper’), (English – ‘Multiplication Tables’ in singing). The cassette contains songs on women and youth empowerment, water harvesting, the good and bad of media (TV) and media education, our culture, social evils etc. The cassette costs Rs.35/. Well known playback singers like Rameshchandra, Surekha, Shanker Shanbogh, Pallavi have lent their voices.
    These cassettes would be of much help to you during your training programmes of women groups, self-help groups, youth groups etc. The cassettes would come handy in your work of creating awareness of social evils and empowering the marginalized. Although the cassettes cost Rs. 35/-each you will get them for Rs. 30/- each, and orders of 25 and above would get a discount of 20%. Kindly book your copies today.
  2. Madyama Shikshana Bodane. Media education is the need of the hour and Sandesha has brought out this book as its contribution towards this cause. The book will be very useful to the teachers of media education in schools and colleges. The book priced at Rs.75 but for order of more than 10 copies it will be Rs 60 each.
  3. Asta Pushpaarchane. A ballet in Bharatanatyam Asta Pushpaarchane (offering of eight flowers to God) depicting the triumph of good over evil by the use of talents given by God.

Outreach programmes
Students who have completed their junior and senior grades in Bharatanatyam go to schools in the districts and beyond to teach the children Bharatanatyam.

With a view to helping the students spend their holiday time gainfully, SANDESHA organises annual Dasara Courses and Summer Courses.

Dasara and Summer Courses includes training classes in Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Vocal, Guitar, Tabla, Sitar, Harmonium, Eastern Violin , Drums, Keyboard , Drawing & Painting, Art and Crafts, Yoga and Spoken English.

(Boarding and lodging is arranged for students coming from far away places, on prior request)




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Mangalore 575 005
Karnataka, INDIA
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