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|

Young Entrepreneur Finds Success in Banana Farming and Value-Added Products

Suttur, August 29, 2022: Sri Naveen Kumar H.M., a dynamic and determined MBA graduate from Ratnapuri Village, Hunsur Taluk, Mysuru District, has emerged as a shining example of success in agriculture through his innovative venture in banana farming.

With a passion for organic farming, Sri Naveen Kumar made a bold decision to utilize his 12-acre agricultural land to cultivate mixed crops. In addition, he applied for and successfully secured a subsidized loan under the prestigious PM FME (PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme), enabling him to establish a micro food processing unit in his village. This marked the beginning of his journey into producing raw banana powder (Bakahu) and other value-added products.

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Sri Naveen Kumar ventured into online marketing and swiftly found a suitable market for his products. Through dedication and hard work, he not only excelled in farming but also became a successful entrepreneur, setting a remarkable example for others in the agricultural sector.

The unwavering support of his wife, Smt. Veena, and other family members played a pivotal role in his success. To enhance his skills and knowledge, Sri Naveen Kumar underwent training in banana fruit processing at the renowned Banana Research Center in Tiruchy, as well as acquired expertise in dehydration and value addition at the Center for Agriculture Institute, Coimbatore.

Presently, his micro food processing unit produces a range of high-quality products, including banana raw banana powder, dry banana flakes, juice, noodles, chips, and other value-added items. Sri Naveen Kumar strategically purchases fruits and vegetables from local farmers during periods of low prices, ensuring a steady supply of raw materials for his thriving enterprise. His efforts have not only resulted in substantial profits but also brought smiles to the faces of farmers by providing them with a reliable market for their produce.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Sri Naveen Kumar H.M. was honored with the prestigious ‘Best Entrepreneur’ award from the National Banana Research Center in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, on August 20, 2022.

Associated with the esteemed ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Sri Naveen Kumar actively contributes to the agricultural community. He generously shares his knowledge and experiences as a resource person, inspiring and guiding farmers, students, entrepreneurs, and members of self-help groups. His farm and processing unit have become a go-to destination for those seeking practical insights and inspiration in the agricultural sector.

2023-06-03T06:03:12+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|

ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra Organizes Online Training on Natural Farming

Suttur, August 23, 2022: ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, located in Suttur, successfully conducted an insightful online training program on natural farming on August 23, 2022.

The training program aimed to address the challenges faced by farmers due to the declining fertility of soil caused by years of chemical fertilizer usage. Dr. G.M. Vinay, a distinguished Horticulture Scientist, emphasized the importance of natural farming as an effective alternative. He highlighted the detrimental effects of excessive fertilizer usage, which has resulted in diminished yields and economic setbacks for farmers. In contrast, natural farming offers a sustainable approach that utilizes locally available resources such as compost, cow dung, and cow urine, eliminating the need for expensive agricultural implements.

Renowned expert Mugatihalli Chandrashekar from Chikkamagaluru District served as the resource person for the training program. He shed light on the history of chemical farming in India, which began during the green revolution in the 1960s but ultimately led to soil infertility. With the present challenges, Chandrashekar emphasized the significance of adopting natural farming methods, particularly utilizing cow dung. He elucidated the four fundamental principles of natural farming: Beejamrutha, Jeevamrutha, Hodike, and Vaafasaa. By incorporating these principles, farmers can achieve favorable yields in any type of soil while preserving its quality for future generations.

The comprehensive training program provided valuable insights into crop management, nutrition management, and effective pest control. Drawing from his extensive 15-year experience in natural farming, Chandrashekar shared practical knowledge with the participants. The training program also featured an interactive session, allowing farmers to engage with the resource person and address their queries.

The event witnessed the participation of approximately 55 farmers from various regions across the state. Their active involvement and enthusiasm highlighted the growing interest among farmers to explore sustainable farming practices and improve agricultural outcomes.

2023-06-03T06:21:57+00:00August 23rd, 2022|

Dr. Sri Shivarathri Swamiji: A Visionary Educationist

Mysuru, August 22, 2022: Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamiji, an exceptional visionary and educationist, was honored and remembered during the celebration of his 107th Jayanthi Mahotsav at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru. The event showcased the profound impact of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Swamiji’s contributions to the field of education.

Prof. Chandrashekaraiah, former Principal of JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, expressed deep admiration for Dr. Sri Shivarathri Swamiji and recognized his profound understanding that education holds the key to resolving various societal challenges. Prof. Chandrashekaraiah emphasized the everlasting significance of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s teachings and the transformative power of education. He underscored Swamiji’s instrumental role in making education accessible to countless individuals, fulfilling their aspirations in ways even their parents could not.

Highlighting the exceptional virtues of Dr. Sri Shivarathri Swamiji, Prof. Chandrashekaraiah noted his profound emotional and tender nature, along with his commitment to virtuous ideals. Swamiji’s establishment of quality educational institutions both nationally and internationally revolutionized the educational landscape, allowing education to reach every stratum of society even before India gained independence. Prof. Chandrashekaraiah further attributed Swamiji’s renunciation of worldly pursuits and his dedication to the enlightenment of humanity through education, labeling him a maha yogi and a beacon of education.

Sri Siddalinga Swamiji of Vatalu, in his address, shared personal experiences and recalled his association with the esteemed Paramapujya Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji.

The function was presided over by Prof. B.V. Sambhashivaiah, Chief Executive of the college, who paid homage to the revered Swamiji, acknowledging his exceptional contributions in spreading the light of knowledge worldwide.

Prizes were distributed to students who excelled in cultural and sports events organized by the college as part of the program, highlighting the holistic approach to education encouraged by Dr. Sri Shivarathri Swamiji.

The event commenced with a soul-stirring invocation by Sri Nithin, Ms. Keerthana, and Ms. Sushmitha.

2023-06-03T06:39:51+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|