Jan 2021

JSS School in Suttur Commemorates 72nd Republic Day with Patriotic Fervor

Suttur, Jan. 26, 2021: JSS Educational Institution in Suttur organized a grand program to celebrate the 72nd Republic Day. Dr. D.R. Devarajamurthy, Medical Officer at JSS Hospital, Suttur, had the honor of hoisting the national flag.

During the event, Smt. G.S. Jagadambika, Co-Teacher at JSS Higher Primary School, enlightened the students about the background and significance of Republic Day celebrations. In her address, she emphasized that Republic Day marks the day when the constitution was put into effect. She highlighted the democratic nature of the country, where the citizens are the true rulers. Smt. Jagadambika spoke of India’s reputation for peace, harmony, and brotherhood and underscored the equal rights enshrined in the constitution for every citizen. She praised Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian constitution, describing it as a model for the world. Smt. Jagadambika further explained that Republic Day is also an occasion to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the nation in fields such as sports, literature, and other sectors, with prestigious awards like the Padmashri and Padma Vibhushan. She highlighted the role of the Hon’ble Supreme Court as the guardian of the constitution and emphasized that every citizen has the right to express their views on the government’s administrative system.

Prominent heads of various departments, including Sri Sampath, Dr. M.C. Nataraj, Sri G. Shivamallu, Smt. C.P. Nirmala, Sri B.M. Siddappa, Sri G.M. Shadakshari, and Sri Mahadevaprasad, were present at the event.

The program commenced with an invocation by the music teachers of the residential school. Smt. S.C. Yamuna extended a warm welcome, while Kum. B.P. Sheela delivered the vote of thanks. The program was smoothly anchored by Smt. B. Vedavathi.

Smt. G.S. Jadagambika, Co-teacher addressing the students during the 72nd Republic Day celebration held at the JSS Educational Institution in Suttur. Heads of various departments of the school are seen in the picture.

2023-05-29T09:30:05+00:00January 29th, 2021|

National Day of Patriotism at JSS Educational Institution, Suttur

The JSS Educational Institution, Suttur observed the National Day of Patriotism on January 23, 2021, on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Head of various Departments of the institution and teachers are seen in the picture.

2021-01-28T05:26:36+00:00January 25th, 2021|

Successful Paddy Field Day Showcases Direct Sowing and Integrated Crop Management Techniques

Suttur, Jan. 21, 2021: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignana Kendra, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IICR), Hyderabad, organized a productive ‘Paddy Field Day’ event at Maagudilu Village in H.D. Kote Taluk, Mysuru District, on January 21, 2021. The focus of the event was “Direct sowing from drum seeder and integrated crop management in paddy.”

The program was attended by esteemed individuals including Sri Satish S., In-charge Head, JSS KVK, Sri Shamraj, Cultivation Scientist, Dr. Venkatesh, Assistant Director, Agriculture Department, Mysuru, Sri Malelingaiah, Sri Basappa, leaders of Maagudilu Village, and representatives from the Janadhwani Community Radio.

During his address, Sri Satish S., In-charge Head, JSS KVK, shed light on several aspects related to paddy cultivation. He discussed the seed treatment method, its benefits, integrated disease and pest management, and emphasized the importance of cultivation methods, mechanization, and biological and chemical aspects of crop management. Sri Satish S. highlighted the advantages of direct sowing using the drum seeder method, which ensures proper air circulation, adequate sunlight exposure, and effective control of diseases and pests. He also stressed that this approach significantly reduces production expenses, benefitting farmers.

Sri Shamraj, Scientist, explained the land preparation process involved in direct sowing using the seeder, emphasizing methods of sowing, water and nutrition management, and overall crop management. He pointed out that the direct sowing method reduces production expenses by 40% while increasing yield by 60%, leading to higher profits for farmers.

Sri Marelingaiah advised farmers to gather information on timely utilization of modern technology, cost reduction in production, and the cultivation of multiple crops. Such knowledge, he emphasized, would contribute to increasing profitability.

Dr. Venkatesh, Assistant Director of the Agriculture Department, elucidated the various facilities and resources provided by the department, urging farmers to make optimal use of them for their benefit.

The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation of over 60 farmers and officers. Sri B.A. Basappa extended a warm welcome to all attendees and served as the anchor for the program. Sri M.K. Nagaraju delivered the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude for the insightful discussions.

2023-05-29T09:47:54+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Renowned Spiritual Leader Emphasizes the Significance of Life After Marriage

Suttur, Jan. 17, 2021: His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarthri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji shared valuable insights during the monthly mass marriage program organized by Sutturu Srimath on Sunday. Addressing the 21 couples tying the knot in the first month of the new year, he expressed that “how a couple lives after the wedding is more important than how they get married.”

Highlighting the cultural significance of Indian weddings, His Holiness stressed the importance of individuals embracing the expectations of society. He urged couples to foster understanding and strive for a peaceful life together. Rather than solely focusing on wealth, he encouraged men to cultivate a mindset of sharing their prosperity for the benefit of others. Smt. S.R. Gayathri of Mysuru, a philanthropist with a generous heart, donated essential items to the newly married couples as part of the program. His Holiness also acknowledged the government’s contribution to such mass marriage programs and emphasized their purpose of enabling couples to save money and avoid unnecessary expenses.

During the event, Udigala Kumaraswamy provided an introduction to the mass marriage program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program originally scheduled to be held during the 2021 Suttur Jatra Mahotsav was modified, and only the monthly mass marriage programs are currently taking place in Sutturu. As customary, the Srimath provided the couples with mangalya (sacred thread), sarees, toe rings, shirts, dhotis, and vallis (wedding garlands) free of cost. Kumaraswamy encouraged the community to make good use of these offerings.

Sri Ishaprasada Swamiji of Jnanayogashrama in Vijayapura administered the pledge to the newly wedded couples. Smt. Lakshmi, daughter of the donor Smt. Gayathri, Sri Mahadevaswamy, Joint Director of Technical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, and Duggahatti Sri P. Veerbhadrappa also shared their thoughts and urged the public to benefit from the mass marriage program conducted by Sri Suttur Math.

The event witnessed the presence of Sri Jayarajendra, Sri Alamatti Rudramuniswamy, Sri S. Shivakumaraswamy, Sri S.P. Udayashankar, Rajanna, heads of JSS Institutions, and relatives of the newly married couples.

The program commenced with an invocation by the music teachers of the JSS Residential School. Duggatti Sri V. Mallikarjunaswamy extended a warm welcome, while Kanya Shivamurthy delivered the vote of thanks. The program was skillfully compered by G.L. Tripurantaka.

Twenty one couples tied the know at the monthly mass marriage program conducted by the Sutturu Srimath, in Suttur on Sunday. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, donors and others are seen in the picture.

2023-05-29T09:54:54+00:00January 18th, 2021|

Dr. Swami Shantivratanandaji Maharaj Highlights the Relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s Life and Messages in Cultivating Good Character

Swami Vivekananda’s life and messages helpful to inculcate good character- Dr. Swami Shantivratanandaji Maharaj

Mysuru, Jan. 15, 2021: Dr. Swami Shantivratanandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math, Mysuru, emphasized the significance of India’s youth contributing to the country’s development during the celebration of ‘National Youth Day’ and the ‘National Service Scheme Unit activities’ at JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science on B.N. Road, Mysuru.

In his address to the students, Dr. Swami Shantivratanandaji Maharaj highlighted that Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’ in India, as his life and teachings profoundly influenced great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and Subhash Chandra Bose. He commended the National Service Scheme (NSS) for instilling a sense of service and humanity in individuals, molding their character, and nurturing good citizenship.

Expressing his viewpoint as the chief guest, Sri Amma Ramachandra, an International Folk Artist and National Award Winner, shared how Swami Vivekananda’s ideas have inspired numerous youth, including himself. He credited the NSS for aiding him in exploring his talents and uplifting him from a humble background. Sri Amma Ramachandra praised the NSS unit of JSS College for their commendable work, which involves community-oriented services such as cleaning the Kapila River and adopting several Government Kannada Schools.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, emphasized Swami Vivekananda’s visionary dreams for India’s future, asserting that his life and teachings continue to motivate and hold immense value for the youth. He highlighted the worldwide impact of Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts and the role of the NSS, conceived by Mahatma Gandhi during his birth centenary, in organizing the country’s youth. Prof. Sambashivaiah encouraged students to make the most of the NSS program’s benefits, contributing to a prosperous society and realizing their own potential.

During the event, Keertana A.M., a final year B.Voc student, received the prestigious ‘Excellent Volunteer Award’ named after Tejaswi, the creative director of the renowned TV program ‘Majaa Talkies.’ Additionally, Sachin Raj, Rakshit, and Niranjan, students of JSS College who served as Corona warriors in the Televerification Division of the Mysuru City Corporation, were felicitated for their dedicated service.

The program began with an invocation by Jyoth N. Bhat, an artist from the esteemed Boys of Bengaluru group. Dr. H.C. Honnappa, Principal of JSS College, extended a warm welcome to all attendees. Keertana A.M., the Organizing Secretary, skillfully anchored the program. Dr. N. Maheshwari, Head of the Kannada Department, delivered the vote of thanks. The event witnessed the participation of N. Santhosh Kumar, Programme Officer, teaching and non-teaching staff, and volunteers.

2023-05-29T10:25:05+00:00January 15th, 2021|

Sri Santosh Kothari Highlights the Constitution as the Strong Foundation of Democracy

Kollegal, Jan. 07, 2021: Sri Santosh Kothari, Hon’ble Principal Civil Judge of Kollegal, emphasized the significance of the Constitution of India as a respected document worldwide and a robust foundation for democracy. He made these remarks while inaugurating a program on “Awareness on Law and Constitution” organized by the Senior Students Forum of JSS Women’s College in Kollegal.

During the event, Sri Santosh Kothari expressed his admiration for the Indian Constitution, which is not only the world’s largest constitution but also holds historical significance as a written document. He highlighted the importance of understanding and embracing the principles outlined in the constitution, which was drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and ensures equal importance for all sections of society.

Sri D. Venkatachala, Senior Advocate in Kollegal, explained that the constitution forms the basis for India’s administrative system, judiciary, and all laws. Adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on November 26, 1949, and effective from January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution boasts the highest number of rights and stands as the longest written constitution in the world.

Presiding over the program, Prof. Umesh, Principal of JSS Women’s College, Kollegal, highlighted that the constitution empowers the people of India. He emphasized the equal rights it guarantees to all citizens, which serves as the country’s greatest strength and pride. The program aimed to educate students about the significance of the constitution and pay homage to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the constitution and his monumental achievements.

The event witnessed the presence of Sri Mahadevakumar, President of the Head Masters Association in Kollegal. Sri Basavadatta Mahadevaprasad skillfully compered the program.

Attached are photographs of Sri Santosh Kothari inaugurating the “Awareness on Law and Constitution” program, along with Sri Basavadatta, Principal Prof. Umesh, Sri D. Venkatachala, and Sri Mahadevakumar.

2023-05-29T11:06:29+00:00January 11th, 2021|

Two-Day Training Program on ‘Importance of Agriculture in School Education’ Empowers School Teachers

Suttur, Jan. 05, 2021: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur organized a two-day training program titled ‘Importance of Agriculture in School Education’ for school teachers in Mysuru District. The objective of the program was to make agriculture an engaging and skill-oriented subject, offering ample opportunities to retain youth in rural areas and promote agricultural development.

During the training program, Divya, Scientist in Seed Technology at JSS KVK, emphasized that 73% of children in India come from rural areas. Despite providing essential provisions such as free clothes, midday meals, and books, 53% of girl children drop out of schools before the age of nine. Divya highlighted the need to make education interesting for children and suggested introducing subjects related to agriculture, horticulture, dairy farming, sericulture, and other agriculture-related topics to students from farming families. By doing so, education can become more attractive and engaging.

Pallavi H.M., Assistant Professor at Horticulture College, Yelwala, addressed the issue of students dropping out of agricultural degree and diploma courses after completing their pre-university and secondary education. She emphasized the importance of providing skill-based training courses to such candidates and highlighted the abundant job opportunities available in the Agriculture Department, NGOs, Private Companies, Banks, and Universities for agriculture students. Pallavi also requested teachers to guide students interested in pursuing agricultural activities.

Netravathi Yettinamani, In-house Scientist at JSS KVK, spoke about the development and maintenance of kitchen gardens in schools and promoted the concept of terrace organic farming. Sri Ganesh, a subject speaker, suggested developing kitchen gardens in government schools with available space. Sri Gangappa Hipparagi, Field Manager at JSS KVK, showcased various demonstrating units maintained by JSS KVK, including vermicompost, goshale, agriclinic, food processing unit, pot making unit, and nursery. Participants were provided with explanations regarding their functions. Sri J.G. Rajanna, Programme Assistant at KVK, discussed the nutritional aspects of a kitchen garden.

A total of 28 teachers from various schools in Mysuru District participated in the training program. During the event, the teachers pledged to create awareness among students about agriculture as a subject by developing orchards on school premises.

2023-05-29T11:52:44+00:00January 6th, 2021|

Nutrigarden Field Day Promotes Kitchen Gardening for Good Health

Suttur, Jan. 03, 2021: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra (KVK) in Suttur organized a successful Nutrigarden Field Day on December 26, 2020, at Arakere Village. The event aimed to promote the importance of developing kitchen gardens and incorporating fruits and vegetables into daily diets for improved health.

Recognizing the role of fruits and vegetables in boosting immunity and managing human health, the KVK provided training to 30 families in Arakere Village, K.R. Nagara Taluk. The families received seeds of greens and vegetables and were educated on the significance of including these nutritious foods in their daily meals. The women of these households have since started growing greens and vegetables in their fields, incorporating them into their daily diets.

To further spread awareness and knowledge about kitchen gardening to more families, the ICAR JSS KVK organized the Nutrigarden Field Day. Smt. Netravathi Yettinamani, In-house Scientist at JSS KVK, participated in the event and provided detailed information on nutrigardens and the consumption of vegetables and greens. The program saw enthusiastic participation from both male and female farmers in the village.

The Nutrigarden Field Day emphasized the importance of self-sufficiency in growing fruits and vegetables for better health outcomes. By cultivating kitchen gardens, families can access fresh and pesticide-free produce, ensuring the well-being of their households.

2023-05-29T11:56:09+00:00January 5th, 2021|