August 2022

Special puja at Sri Veerabhadreshwara Temple in Suttur

Suttur, August 30: Rudrabhisheka special pooja and procession of the Utsava murthy was held at the Sri Veerabhadreshwara Temple, inside the Srimath premises in Suttur on August 30, Tuesday, on the occasion of the Sri Veerabhadreshwara Jayanti Utsav. Devotees participated in large numbers in the pooja program.

2022-08-30T11:04:20+00:00August 30th, 2022|

A young entrepreneur who found success in banana farming

Suttur, August 29, 2022: This is the story of a youth who found success by undertaking banana farming.

Sri Naveen Kumar H.M., from Ratnapuri Village, in Hunsur Taluk, Mysuru District is an MBA graduate. Though Naveen is employed, he yearned to make some achievements in agriculture. He made up his mind to undertake organic farming on his 12-acre agricultural land and found success growing mixed crops.

At the same time he applied for a subsidized loan under the PM FME (PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme) and was successful in getting it. Using the amount he established a micro food processing unit in his village and started producing raw banana powder (Bakahu) and other value-added products. He also found success in selling finding a suitable market through online marketing. He has set an example for other farmers by becoming a successful entrepreneur along with doing farming.

His wife Smt. Veena and other family members also supported him, whose efforts are behind his success. He learnt banana fruit processing at the Banana Research Center in Tiruchy, and dehydration and value addition from the Center for Agriculture Institute, Coimbatore. Presently he produces banana raw banana powder, dry banana flakes, juice, noodles, chips, and other value-added products at his unit. He purchases fruits and vegetables from the farmers when the prices are less and produces these products and sells them. Through his enterprise, he is making smart profits. Along with it, he has also made the local farmers smile by purchasing the crop from their doorsteps.

Naveen Kumar H.M. received the ‘Best Entrepreneur’ award from the National Banana Research Center, in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, on August 20, 2022.

He is associated with the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra. He participated in the World Food Day and Banana Value-addition Training program held at the KVK, as a resource person and shared his experiences and inspired the participants. Many farmers, students, entrepreneurs, and members of self-help groups have visited his farm and unit. He is helping all of them by sharing his experiences and guiding them.

2022-08-29T13:46:49+00:00August 29th, 2022|

Bhoomi Pooja (Groundbreaking ceremony) of JSS Hindu Temple was held on 28th August 2022 at Gaithersburg, Maryland, the USA in the divine presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and His Holiness Jagadguru Dr Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Mahaswamiji of Avadhoota Datta Peetam

2022-08-29T10:47:27+00:00August 29th, 2022|

Online training on natural farming at ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Suttur, August 23, 2022: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, organized an online training on natural farming on August 23, 2022.

Dr. G.M. Vinay, Horticulture Scientist, expressed his view that the soil has lost its fertility due to usage of chemical fertilizers for many years. The soil has lost fertility due to a decrease in micro-organisms. Due to increased usage of fertilizers, farmers are unable to get better yields, and achieve economical progress. However, nowadays many farmers are showing interest in adopting different farming methods, and natural farming is one of the important methods among them. Under this method, the farmers can undertake agricultural activities in their fields without purchasing and using any agricultural implements, and by using just locally available compost and cow dung, and cow urine.

Resource person Mugatihalli Chandrashekar of Chikkamagaluru District, in his address observed that chemical farming in India commenced in 1960 after the onset of the green revolution. After that usage of fertilizers and chemicals increased causing soil infertility. And now we have reached a stage where we are unable to grow crops using any kind of fertilizer and we are unable to get a good yield. Hence, adopting natural farming methods using cow dung will be better. There are four principles in natural farming, namely; Beejamrutha, Jeevamrutha, Hodike, and Vaafasaa. If you adopt these four procedures and undertake to farm you can get a good yield in any kind of soil and also leave good quality soil for our future generations.

He provided detailed information on crop management, nutrition management, and useful pests. He shared his 15 years of rich natural farming experience. He also participated in an interaction program at the end of the training program.

About 55 farmers from various parts of the state took part in the training program.

2022-08-23T13:04:21+00:00August 23rd, 2022|

Dr. Sri Shivarathri Swamiji: A visionary educationist

Mysuru, August 22, 2022: “Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamiji was a visionary who realized that education is the solution for all the problems,” observed Prof. Chandrashekaraiah, Principal (Retd.), JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru.

He participated in the program organized on the occasion of the 107th Jayanthi Mahotsav of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru. In his address, he explained the sanctity of the program. “Souls-like HH Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji is eternal. They always live in our hearts for their good deeds. His Holiness laid the foundation for lakhs of individuals by making education accessible to all. Like we remember our parents, we should also remember Pujya Swamiji as he fulfilled the aspirations of lakhs of individuals through education, which couldn’t be fulfilled by their parents too,” he said.

“Pujya Swamiji lived for all. He was a man of emotions, tenderness, and insignia of virtue. He created a revolution in the field of education by opening quality educational institutions across the country and abroad and reaching education to one and all, that too before India became independent. He would have become another Buddha, Shankara, or Basava if he hadn’t become an educationist. He renounced the mundane life to achieve metaphysical happiness. He is a maha yogi, a hermit of education who gave up the materialistic world for the enlightenment of the world through education,” he added.

In his address, Sri Siddalinga Swamiji of Vatalu recalled his association with the Paramapujya Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji.

Prof B.V. Sambhashivaiah, Chief Executive of the college, presided over the function. In his presidential remarks, he observed that His Holiness was a great soul who spread the light of knowledge across the world.

Prof M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, Principal, JSS College, welcomed the gathering. Prof. S. Somashekar, Principal, JSS PU College gave a vote of thanks. Dr. N. Maheshwari mastered the program. Dr. Madhusudhan, Convener, Cultural Forum, and Sri Karthik M., Physical Director, were present.

Prizes were distributed to the students who have won prizes in various cultural and sports events organized by the college as part of the program.

Earlier, the program commenced with an invocation by Sri Nithin, Ms. Keerthana, and Ms. Sushmitha.

2022-08-22T13:10:30+00:00August 22nd, 2022|

Eradication of Parthenium week

Farmers, anganwadi activists along with the KVK staff members removed the parthenium grown in the JSS KVK campus.

Suttur, August 16, 2022: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (JSS KVK) organized a ‘Parthenium Eradication Week,’ from August 16 to 22, 2022.

The farmers and Anganwadi activists who visited KVK during the week were educated about parthenium and its ill effects. Information regarding preparing the compost using parthenium and other weeds available in the fields was taught to the farmers.

Farmers, Anganwadi activists, and KVK staff removed the parthenium grown on the JSS KVK campus.

Training on parthenium and its ill-effects to farmers and anganwadi activists, held at the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, in Suttur.

2022-08-22T11:24:19+00:00August 22nd, 2022|