HL Shivananda - President

H.L.Shivananda was born in Hodeyala, a village in N.R Pura Taluk, Chikkamagaluru District in the year 1956. He did his schooling in Malnad area and completed his pre- University from Sahyadri Science College, Shivamogga. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIE, Mysore in 1979, he started his career as a planning engineer in 'Bharat Fritz Werner', Bengaluru for 2 years. He joined as an Assistant Director with the Industries and Commerce Department, Govt of Karnataka in 1982.

He worked for a span 34 years in various capacities and different district headquarters including Bengaluru and New Delhi. He retired as Joint Director of Industries and Commerce in June 2016. During his service in the Government, he assisted thousands of investors to invest in Karnataka in multiple sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, IT, BT, tourism etc. He also facilitated and accompanied high profile delegations from the state to various countries.

Presently he works as a freelance industrial consultant to Japanese industries who are setting up their manufacturing plants in Karnataka. He served as President of "Karnataka Rajya Idiga Nuakarara Kshemabhivriddhi Sangha" for a period of 6 years from 2011 to July 2017. One of the initiatives during his term was to provide training to underprivileged rural youth of the community to secure employment in Govt and corporate sectors. He is a member on the board of directors of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar. He is the President of "R L Jalappa Academy" from June 2015.


Lakshmana Kodase - Secretary

A senior Journalist having four decade experience now extending his service to the community welfare since the inception of R L Jalappa Academy in 2015. An old Student of Idiga Hostel,Seshadripuram, Lakshmana Kodase, a B.A (Hons) and M A graduate from Bangalore University is a creative writer in Kannada.

More than 30 creative and edited works are in his name. Both Mysore University and Kalburgi Universities have awarded one PhD each to two scholars who submitted thesis on the study of Kodase's literary works. A novel written by Mr Kodase was selected as a text book for degree classes of Mangalore University. He is a recipient of 'Karnataka Rajyotsava award' in 2014.


KG Hanumantha Raju - Treasurer

K G Hanumantharaju, a businessman working closely with noted celebrities like R L Jalappa and J P Narayana Swamy. He is known for honesty and hard working. He is a trusted man of R L Jalappa and J P Narayanaswamy.

His services are being used as treasurer in Karnataka Pradesh Arya Idigara Sangha and R L Jalappa Academy. He is also assisting 'Smt Vijayalakshmi R L Jalappa Education Foundation', which is distributing scholarships to poor and merited Students of the community.


M.ThimmeGowda - Trustee

M.Thimmegowda, present president of Karnataka Pradesh Arya Idiga Sangha is one of the founder trustee of R L Jalappa Academy. He is also chairman of Sri Sudha Co operative bank. Thimmegowda was born in Harohally, Kanakapura taluk, Ramanagar district.

He started his career as excise contractor and expanded his business in to distillery, hotel, industry, property development, poultry farming and piggery. He succeeded JP Narayana Swamy in the administration of Sangha and Sri Sudha Co operative Bank as president and chairman respectively. He has got keen interest in the welfare of the community.


GH NAGARAJ - Trustee

G H Nagaraj is a close associate of our mentor R L Jalappa. He is one of the trustees of Sri Devaraja Arasu Educational Trust for Backwards Classes. He is working as General Secretary of the Trust.

An educationist, businessman and a good organiser. He is also a trustee of R L Jalappa Academy. He is very keen interest in the welfare of the community.


N UDAY - Trustee

Mr N Udaya is old student of Idiga hostel, Seshadripuram, Bangalore. He is in to excise business, agriculturist, and floriculture. He is trustee of Sri Devaraja Arasu Educational Trust for Backward Classes.

He is vice President of Karnataka Pradesh Arya Idigara Sangha. He is also a trustee of RL Jalappa Academy. He has got keen interest in the welfare of the community.


JR Rakesh - Trustee

Trustee R Rakesh has done his Master of Business Administration in Bangalore University, is a grand son of our mentor R L Jalappa.

He is in to agriculture and working as a secretary for Smt Anjanamma RL Jalappa old age home trust at Tubugere, Doddaballapur Taluk, Bangalore Rural district. Mr Rakesh is a trustee of R L Jalappa Academy also.


T Narasimhaswamy - Trustee

An old Student of Arya Idigara Hostel, Seshadripuram, T Narasimhaswamy worked at Deccan Herald and Prajavani for more than three decades. He is founder member of Old boys Association of Idiga Hostel.

A soft spoken Narasimha Swamy is also founder member of Karnataka Rajya Idiga Noukarara Kshemabhivruddi Sangha, he has got good organisational skills. T Narasimha Swamy is a trustee of R L Jalappa Academy.


S Shivraj - Trustee

Prof. Shivaraj has done his doctorate from Kalburgi university. He is presently working as principal, Government P U College, Jawalagera, Sindhanuru Taluk, Raichur District. He is very good NSS Coordinator. He has got awards from Govt of Karnataka and Govt of India for his good NSS work.

He has got keen interest in the welfare of the student community. He is trustee of RL Jalappa Academy.