The Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Dr. G Parameshwara visited the Suttur Math today. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji submitted a proposal to the Deputy Chief Minister regarding the establishment of a Science City at Suttur. Dr. B. Suresh Pro-Chancellor, JSSAHER explained about the project, and how it will play an important role in orienting young minds in pursuing a science career. The Hon’ble DCM assured his support and take up the matter in the cabinet.
Suttur, June 22, 2019: “Due to change in the weather conditions we are facing a critical situation where we have to wait for rainfall during rainy season,” opined Dr. Arun Balamatti, Chief of the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, and Senior Scientist.
He participated in the ‘Environment Day’ programme held at the JSS Residential School, in Suttur. Expressing his concern over the changing weather conditions and shortage of rainfall due to this, he said, “due to the deteriorating environmental balance even the weather experts are unable to predict correct weather results. The environment can balance itself, it is a natural process. But due to serious changes in the last 10 years it has reached a state where environment is striving to protect itself. About 40 % of the fauna and 70% of insect species have been destroyed.”
“Every year more than 90,000 people are losing their lives in various countries of Europe continent due to increasing temperature. Nature has often proved that we are not above it. But we are continuously trying to ride over it. This year’s ‘World Environment Day’ theme is ‘Air Pollution’. Nature fulfils our desires, but not our greed. According to researchers vertebrates (animals with backbone) like tiger, lion, elephant, bear, etc., will become extinct within the next seven (07) years. Our future generations will have to see them only in photographs and films. Only human beings are responsible for such disasters. Entire globe will perish even if one link of the food chain gets delinked. Rather than questioning what the government and law is doing, we all have to question and retrospect ourselves and pledge to protect the environment,” he added.
Sri G. Shivamallu , Headmaster, JSS Residential School, Smt. C.P. Nirmala, Sri B.M. Siddappa, Sri G.M. Shadakshari and others were present.
Mysuru, June 21, 2019: The JSS College of Arts and Commerce, Gundlupet, observed the International Yoga Day, in the college on June 21, 2019.
Administrative, teaching staff and students of the College took part in the yoga camp held in the college, under the guidance of yoga trainers Mr. Srujan and Prajwal, organized as part of the International Yoga Day. The session started early in the morning with a prayer.
Speaking on the occasion the yoga trainers expressed their view that “Yoga reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being. Yoga reflects harmony and peace for humanity, which is also the essence of yoga.”
They also explained how different ‘asanas’ will help in preventing several diseases and helps for overall well being.
Dr. Mahadeva Swamy N presided over the programme. Sri N. Malluswamy, Physical Education Director welcomed and Sri H.S. Rajashekarappa proposed a vote of thanks.
All the teaching, non teaching staff and students took part in the yoga camp. A book exhibition on yoga was held at the College library.
Dr. Arun Balamatti, Senior Scientist and Head of the JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, flagged off the ‘Vignana Nadige’ (Science Walk) programme being held at the JSS Higher Primary School in Suttur. Honorary Assistant Administrative Officer Sri S.P. Udayashankar, Heads of various departments and Science teachers are seen in the picture.
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji met His Excellency, the President of India, Sri Ramnath Kovind
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji met His Excellency, the President of India, Sri Ramnath Kovind, at Rashtrapathi Bhavan and extended invitation to visit the JSS deemed university (JSSAHER). Union Minister Sri D V Sadanand Gowda, Dr. B Suresh, Pro Chancellor of JSSAHER were present during the meet.
During the meeting His Holiness explained the role being played by the JSS institutions in Human Development and Societal Transformation. His Excellency expressed that he is aware of the good work being done by the JSS Institutions and would definitely consider visiting JSS MVP.
Suttur, June 5, 2019: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, observed the ‘World Environment Day’ in a special way this year by initiating a seed ball sowing drive at the Chowdikatte Village in Hunsur Taluk, in association with the Shivayoga Deshi Goshaale. About 150 school students and volunteers actively took part in the drive by sowing 1,000 seed balls on the tank bund.
Dr. Arun Balamatti, Head, JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, inaugurated the programme. “Since 1974, every year June 5 is observed as ‘World Environment Day’ across the world. About 5,000 people are losing their lives due to lack of drinking water every year across the globe. It is estimated that there will be no vertebrates (wild animals with backbones) by the year 2026. About 40% of them have already perished, and about 40% of the bird species and 75% of insect species are on the verge of extinction. Hence, we should seriously think about growing more plants and save forests not only to save birds and animals, but also human beings,” he said.
Organic farmer Sri Tammaiah of the Shivayoga Deshi Goshaale in his address expressed his concern about farmers using more and more chemical fertilizers and pesticides these days in order to get a higher yield. “This is leading to serious adverse effects on the environment and is resulting in perishing of aquatic animals and biodiversity. Hence, farmers should adopt natural farming methods, medicinal plants farming and protect the cattle,” he added.
Sri Doddegowda of Education Department opined that nearly 60-65% of the total agricultural land in our State is rainfall based. “Uprooting of plants and trees has led to constant decrease in annual amount of rainfall. Hence, everybody should try to plant atleast one sapling and nurture it, and try to join hands for environment conservation and help in increasing the annual rainfall,” he added.
Smt. Divya, Seed Technology Scientist, JSS KVK explained the importance of clean oxygen and called upon to plant atleast 4 saplings in a year.
Smt. Parvatamma, Officer (Retd.), Health Department explained the significance and importance of Yoga.
Sri Sandeep Manjunath, Scientist, Central Tobacco Board, Hunsur expressed his deep concern about the increasing usage of plastic among the people. “If we do not stop using plastic, entire environment will be destroyed putting the entire mankind in danger. Hence, we should all stop using plastic immediately,” he opined.
After the stage programme, about 150 school students and 100 volunteers, along with staff of ICAR JSS KVK participated in the Seed Ball sowing drive, on the tank bund in the village.
Apart from this, the staff of ICAR JSS KVK also took part in another green drive held at the Aryavaidya School in Nanjangud. Plants were distributed to all the staff and workers of the school on this occasion.
Dr. Arun Balamatti, Head ICAR JSS KVK, Suttur, speaking about the ‘World Environment Day’
Students and volunteers sowing ‘Seed Balls’ on the tank bund