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Dr. N.R. Chandregowda Highlights the Cultural Significance of Kannada at 68th Kannada Rajyotsava Ceremony

Mysuru, November 3, 2023: Dr. N.R. Chandregowda, Associate Professor at Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru, delivered a poignant address at the 68th Kannada Rajyotsava program, underscoring the vital role of Kannada as not just a mother tongue, but as the language that resides in the heart of its speakers.

Dr. Chandregowda emphasized the urgency of protecting native languages, asserting that the erosion of a language equates to the erosion of its cultural heritage. He stated, “Kannada is not just our mother tongue, but it is the language of our heart. The richness and identity of Kannada has a long heritage.”

The ceremony, held at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science on Ooty Road, Mysuru, on November 1, 2023, saw Dr. Chandregowda as the esteemed chief guest. He delved into Karnataka’s illustrious history, spanning over two millennia, marked by challenges arising from foreign incursions and the influence of external languages. Dr. Chandregowda paid tribute to the collective efforts of visionaries such as Aluru Venkatarayaru, B.M. Srikantaiah, G.P. Rajaratnam, and Kuvempu, whose endeavors led to the formation of Karnataka State, and whose legacy is witnessed in the cultural pride of the state today.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah presided over the event, delivering a presidential address. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Karnataka’s rechristening from Mysore, he announced a year-long series of programs under the theme ‘Hesarayitu Karnataka, Usiraagali Kannada,’ aimed at celebrating Kannada language, literature, and culture. Prof. Sambashivaiah urged all Kannadigas to familiarize themselves with the history of Karnataka’s unification and acknowledged the pivotal contributions of various literary and linguistic luminaries, as well as organizations like Vidyavardhaka Sangha of Dharwad and Kannada Sahitya Parishat.

The ceremony featured floral tributes to the portrait of goddess Bhuvaneshwari, followed by musical performances by students. Faculty, staff, and students actively participated in the program, demonstrating their commitment to preserving Karnataka’s linguistic and cultural heritage.

The event commenced with an invocation by Kum. Kusumabai, a 3rd B.Sc. student, and was followed by a warm welcome by Dr. S. Pratibha, Principal of JSS College. Sri S. Somashekar, Principal of PU College, extended gratitude, and Dr. B.S. Sudeep skillfully orchestrated the proceedings.

2023-11-03T11:25:35+00:00November 3rd, 2023|

Empowering Students for Self-Employability: INNOVATRACE-2023 Ideathon Unveils a Wave of Entrepreneurial Spirit

Mysuru, October 19, 2023: In a resounding call to action, Mr. Shivashankar B, Chief Executive of SJCE-STEP, underscored the paramount importance of cultivating an ‘Inbox thinking’ mindset and unwavering enthusiasm for success in any endeavor. This motivational address was delivered during the Ideathon for Startups INNOVATRACE-2023, a G20 Jan Bhagidari event organized by the Startup Cell under the auspices of IQAC program. The event took place at JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, on October 19, 2023.

Mr. Shivashankar exhorted students and researchers to view problems as challenges and to stand prepared to confront obstacles in their careers with resilience, all while gleaning lessons from past missteps.

Prof. B V Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the college, delivered an enlightening presidential address, highlighting India’s abundant resources and opportunities. He emphasized the increasing role of technology and industry in the country’s trajectory, noting that the Government of India, UGC, and State Governments have implemented numerous schemes to nurture entrepreneurship among college students, significantly bolstering the nation’s economic advancement. Prof. B V Sambashivaiah stressed the imperative for students to translate theoretical ideas into practical projects, underscoring the pivotal role of the Start-up Cell as a platform for cultivating entrepreneurial talent.

Dr. S. Prathibha, Principal of JSS College, extended a warm welcome to the attendees. Dr. Shiva Kumar, Assistant Professor, PG Department of Kannada, presided as the program host. Dr. Rekha. N. D, Assistant Professor, PG Department of Bio-Technology, extended the vote of thanks. Kum. M. C Pooja of III B.Sc. rendered the invocation.

A total of 35 teams from various colleges participated in the event, presenting their innovative startup ideas. The first prize was claimed by Pallabi Ghosh and team from JSS College of Pharmacy, with the second prize secured by Hamsini and team from the college. The third prize was jointly awarded to two teams, Jashmitha and team from JSSAHER, and Shreesharan B. and team from the college.

The INNOVATRACE-2023 Ideathon stands as a testament to the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit among students, poised to be a driving force in India’s economic landscape.

2023-10-20T07:21:53+00:00October 20th, 2023|

EV Mobility Center of Excellence and Innovation & Silver Jubilee program inauguration of JSSATE

Program: EV Mobility Center of Excellence and Innovation & Silver Jubilee program inauguration of JSSATE
Date: October 18, 2023, Wednesday
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bengaluru

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2023-10-17T06:42:51+00:00October 17th, 2023|

Empowering Women in Agriculture: ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra Celebrates Women Kisan Diwas

Suttur, October 16, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur commemorated Women Kisan Diwas with a program focused on the theme ‘Millets: Empowering Women and Providing Nutritional Security.’

In an enlightening address, Chief Guest Sri Gangappa Hipparagi, Field Manager, ICAR JSS KVK, Suttur, underscored the pivotal role women play in agricultural activities and their crucial contribution to the financial independence of families.

Smt. Rani Hosakote shared profound insights into the creativity and functionality of women in their day-to-day lives, emphasizing their invaluable contributions.

Smt. Divya H.V., Head (Incharge), JSS KVK, Suttur, emphasized the significance of Women Kisan Diwas, shedding light on the opportunities and status accorded to women in society. Through compelling examples, she urged women towards self-employment and assured them of the KVK’s steadfast support and guidance in agriculture and farming.

Dr. Prasad Y.P. skillfully moderated the program, ensuring a seamless and impactful event, while Madhumahendra extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guests and the gathered audience.

The program witnessed an enthusiastic participation of over 30 women farmers, reflecting the growing interest and involvement of women in the agricultural sector.

This event stands as a testament to progress, affirming the indispensable role women play in agriculture and their journey towards economic self-sufficiency. The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra continues to champion initiatives that empower women in agriculture, paving the way for a more inclusive and prosperous rural community.

2023-10-16T12:01:41+00:00October 16th, 2023|

JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science Pays Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri

Mysuru, October 2, 2023: In a heartfelt commemoration event held at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysuru, on October 2, 2023, the indomitable spirit and enduring principles of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri were celebrated. The event was graced by Dr. Jayappa Honnali, renowned author known as Jayakavi Mysore, who delivered an inspiring address.

Dr. Honnali began by lauding Mahatma Gandhi’s unwavering commitment to action, highlighting the belief that actions speak louder than words. He recounted instances of Gandhi’s influence, even over the mightiest empires, and shared a poignant moment when a judge stood in reverence for the Mahatma.

October 2nd also marked the birthday anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Dr. Honnali took the opportunity to extol the virtues of this great Prime Minister and his profound influence on the present generation.

During the Presidential Speech, Prof. B. V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, provided insightful biographical details of Mahatma Gandhi, emphasizing how Gandhi overcame personal insecurities to champion global issues through non-violence. He underscored how even Gandhi’s adversaries eventually became his followers, a testament to the transformative power of his ideals.

The event was graced by esteemed guests, including Dr. S Prathibha, Principal of the College, who extended a warm welcome to the gathering. Sri Gurupadaswamy from the Department of Kannada PU College proposed a vote of thanks. Dr. L Vinay Kumar, NCC officer of the college and Convener National festivals committee, skillfully compered the program. Prof. S. Somashekar, Principal PU JSS College, was also present.

The invocation was beautifully rendered by Kum. Pooja Hegde, and a touching floral tribute was paid to Gandhiji by Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah and other distinguished guests.

2023-10-03T07:15:43+00:00October 3rd, 2023|

“Seeds of Knowledge: National Seed Corporation and ICAR JSS KVK Collaborate for Farmer Training in Suttur”

Suttur, October 2, 2023: The National Seed Corporation, in collaboration with the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, organized a comprehensive training program in Suttur. The event, tailored for the Farmers Producers’ Company, progressive farmers, and agricultural implementers, focused on enlightening participants about the diverse schemes and programs available under the National Livestock Mission, the functions of the National Seed Corporation, and the opportunities provided by ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) for seed production.

The program was inaugurated by Shri Aravind Kumar Chouhan, Assistant General Manager of the National Seed Corporation. In her address, Smt. H.V. Divya, Incharge Head and Senior Scientist at ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, elaborated on the activities and functions of JSS KVK. She discussed the facilities offered, seed conservation techniques, storage methods, and the opportunities for seed production in new varieties such as Urad LBG 791 and Cowpea KBC 9, under the legume seed production program.

Shri Subbireddy, Regional Manager at the National Seed Corporation, provided valuable insights into the functions of the National Seed Corporation, new varieties, and seed production techniques. The digital realm was explored through a presentation by e-Nam App officer Shri Mahesh K.G., who explained the operations of the e-Nam App, empowering farmers with digital tools for their agricultural needs.

Dr. Rakshith Raj U.M., a Veterinary Scientist from JSS KVK, shared information about the subsidies available for sheep, goat, and poultry farming under the National Livestock Mission program. He also detailed the necessary documentation required to avail these subsidies, ensuring that farmers were well-informed and prepared.

The program was skillfully conducted by Kum. Renuka, Marketing Supervising Officer at the National Seed Corporation. The event witnessed active participation from more than 80 farmers, both men and women, from the surrounding villages. This initiative not only provided knowledge but also facilitated the practical utilization of the training program’s benefits, promoting sustainable and informed agricultural practices in the community.

2023-10-03T05:39:32+00:00October 3rd, 2023|

ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra Empowers Local Farmers with Modern Agricultural Techniques

Suttur, October 2, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur hosted a groundbreaking event today, demonstrating innovative approaches to weed management in paddy fields and showcasing the Back and Front Power Rotary procedure for mounding in sugarcane crops. Shri Balakrishna, an Engineer from Shrachi Company, led the demonstration, providing hands-on training to over 30 local farmers.

Shri Shamraj, a Cultivation expert from JSS KVK, expressed his concern about the declining number of traditional weed pickers in paddy cultivation. He highlighted the pressing need for adopting eco-friendly weed management practices due to the detrimental impact of excessive pesticide use on soil health. Shamraj emphasized the importance of the power weeder in promoting sustainable farming.

The demonstration focused on the timely application of the power weeder, stressing its effectiveness within 15 to 20 days after sowing in various paddy cultivation methods. Farmers were also educated about the significance of conserving water by stopping the flow in paddy fields during power weeder operation.

This event is part of ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between traditional farming practices and modern agricultural technologies. By empowering local farmers with advanced techniques, the Kendra aims to enhance agricultural productivity, promote environmental sustainability, and improve the livelihoods of farming communities in the region.

2023-10-03T05:36:09+00:00October 3rd, 2023|