Ten couples tied the knot at the 109th monthly mass marriage program organized by the Suttur Sri Math. JSS Institutions, Suttur, Administrative Officer Sri S.P. Udayashankar, Heads of various departments of the institution and others are seen in the picture.
Heads of various departments of the JSS High School, Suttur, and Physical Education instructor, seen with the winners of the taluk-level athletics championships of the school.
Suttur, September 26, 2022: The students of the JSS High School, Suttur, took part in the taluk-level athletics competitions conducted by the Department of School Education and Literacy, held at Nanjangud.
The details are as follows: Pavan Kumar – 100 (1st prize); Yashwanth – High Jump (1st); Shot Put (1st), Discuss Throw (1st – created record with registering a 21.99 m). Yashwanth has won the individual championship. Likhit – Long Jump (2nd); Deepak, Pavan Kumar, Karan, Yashwanth – 4×100 m Relay (1st);
Girls: Deepika – 600 m running (2nd prize), Long Jump (2nd); Abena – High Jump (3rd). The JSS High School, has won overall prize and the winners are selected to take part in the district-level championship.
The administrative officer, heads of various departments and teachers have congratulated the winners.
Headmaster, teachers and physical education instructors of the JSS High School, Suttur seen with the winners of the taluk-level sports meet.
Suttur, September 24, 2022: The students of the JSS High School, Suttur, took part in the Taluk-level sports competitions, held at Nanjangud, organized by the School Education and Literacy Department and have been selected to district-level competition.
The details of the winners and categories are as follows: Rohith (1st place – Triple jump; 2nd – shot put; 3rd – discuss throw); M.C. Basavaraj (2nd place – 3,000 m running); T.S. Vinay (2nd – 200 m running); Yuvraj and team (3rd – 4 x 100 m. relay).
Girls: Meghana (1st place – 400 m running); Akumani (2nd – High jump); Rachanashri (2nd – Long jump, 3rd 200 m runing); Pavithra (3rd – Discuss throw); T.D. Harshita (3rd – 3,000 m running).
The administrative officer, Heads of various departments, Headmaster and teachers have congratulated the winners.
Students of the JSS High School, Suttur, participated in the Hobli-level Kalotsava program held at the Mallupura Govt. High School, in Nanjangud Taluk, and won prizes in various categories including Sanksrit and Hindi oration, Folk song singing, Bharatanatya, Mimicry and Folk dance competitions and won prize. They have been selected to take part in the taluk-level copmetitions. The students are seen with the Headmasters and other teachers of the school.
Suttur, September 23, 2022: The students of the JSS High School, Suttur, took part in various competitions in the Kalotsava competitions organized by the School Education and Literacy Department, Nanjangud, held at the Mallupura Government High School, and have won prizes in 20 different categories at the hobli-level competitions.
The details of the winners are as follows: PrajwalKumar (Sanskrit speech), M. Rohith (Hindi speech), Shantakumar (Folk song singing), Yogita (Bharatanatyam), T. Vishal (Mimicry), Meghana and team (Folk dance), they have won first prize in respective categories and have been selected for the taluk-level competitions.
Annapurna (Sanskrit chanting), B. Ramya (Light music singing), B.T. Chandana (Fancy dress), Pinku (Rangoli), Shivaraj Hiremath and Amithkumar (Quiz) – 2nd prize. Priyanka (English oration), P.J. Amrutha (Painting), Vijayalakhsmi (Speec) – 3rd prize.
All the above students also earned certificates for their participation.
The administrative officers, Heads of various departments, Headmasters and teachers of the school have congratulated the winners.
“Live your life to please yourselves” – His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji
HH Swamiji was speaking at Satsang, organised in Virginia on 19th September 2022.
Suttur, September 20, 2022: Lumpy skin disease among cows has spread widely among the livestock in several states of the country. As a result of this many cows are losing its lives. Farmers who are depending upon dairy farming are facing problems due to this.
The lumpy skin disease among cows first appeared in India in August 2019 in Orissa. It has spread to almost all the states now. This disease has appeared in Karnataka also from the last 3 years. However, this disease in our state was not fatal. But, several cows and oxen have lost its lives in states like Rajasthan, Gujarath, Maharasthra, etc., due to this disease. Farmers who are dependent on dairy farming are a worried lot as a result of this. However, if they try to know completely about the disease and take preventive measures and be a little careful they can prevent the livestock from the lumpy skin disease.
The lumpy skin disease is like Corona, which occurs through a virus. It belongs to the family of goat small pox family from the small pox virus. It is said that it has originated from Africa and has presently caused an alarm in Asia and Africa continents. This disease will spread from mosquitoes, wool, horse fly and other insects. The disease will also spread from from the disease affected livestock, its blood, saliva, fodder, water and infected areas.
Fever and lumps will appear on the body of the animals 7-8 days after they are infected. Other symptoms include staying away from fodder, chewing, low milk yield, discharge from eyes and nose, swollen lymph nodes and limping. The size of the lumps will increase day-by-day and later they burse and oozing of puss will apear. Abortion will also occur among a few cows.
About 5% to 40% of the livestock in a farm might get infected from this disease. As a result of this the farmers might incur financial burden for its treatment. Other losses that they may face is death of livestock, decrease in milk yield, abortions, stunt growth, etc.
The infected livestock should be separated from other animals as soon as this disease appears and it should be brought to the notice of the veternarian and other farmers. As it spreads through a virus treatment should be given based on the symptoms.
Infected cows/ oxen should be feeded with the mixture of 10 beetel leaves, 10 gm salt, 10 gm black pepper and 100 gm jaggery, three times in a day on the first day. From the second day, feeding of this mixture should be continued three times a day, till the lumps disappear.
A mixture of neem and tulasi leaves, 50 gm turmeric, 50 gm garlic and 500 ml neen oil should be applied on the lumps from which pus is oozing. It should be applied three times in a day.
This local home made medicine will reduce the impact of the disease upto certain extent. Hence, it is better to consult a veterinarian and continue the treatment.
Prevention and precautionary measures
- As informed earlier, separate the infected livestock from others
- Keep the infected cows/ oxen away from insects, mosquitoes and flies
- Don’t take them to the fairs or bring new cows/ oxen from the farm till the disease disappears
- Avoid visiting other farms and bring cows from otherh places or purchase
- Avoid allowing people who are in contact with other livestock, into the farm
- Keeping the stable clean will help in prevention of several insect diseases
- Use fans and mosquito nets in the stables
- Use neem leaves, incense smoke during evenings
- Use local methods like lakshman rekha, etc., temporarily to prevent trouble from flies
- Apply lime wash to the stable
- Use sanitizing methods like phenyle, bleaching powder, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate (washing soda), boric acid and potassium permanganate.
Prevention of insects, mosquitoes and flies
The Lumpy Skin disease main occurs through insects, mosquitoes and flies. Hence measures to prevent them is essential. You can follow any of the following methods for its prevention:
- Spray or wash the bodies of the livestock with medicine comprising 1.25% Deltamethrin once in 15 days.
- Apply spot-on medicine comprising Flumethrin or Amitraz on the body of the livestock once in two months.
- Provide Ivermectin medicine tablets/ syrup/ injections once in a week for three weeks as per the instructions of the veterinarian.
- Along with following any one of the above mentioned procedure, bathing the cows/ oxen with soaps having Permethrin content daily and spraying 1.25% Deltamethrin medicine in the stable, till the insects disappear will provide good results.
The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Barielly, in association with the National Horses Research Institute, Hissar has already developed a medicine named ‘Lumpy Provac Bharat Vaccine,’ which will be available in the market in the coming days. This vaccine is said to provide immunity against the lumpy skin disease among the livestock upto a minimum of one year.
In areas where the disease has spread widely, vaccine given to the sheep and goat pox is given, and it is said to be 60-70% effective.
Dairy farming provides food, economical progress and employment to many people in our country. Hence, the Govt. of India has already initiated several measures to prevent the disease. Along with it, if the farmers take measures to prevent insects, mosquitoes and flies and keep the stables clean, they can prevent the spread of lumpy skin disease.
Dr. Rakshit Raj U.M.
Subject Expert (Veterinary Sciences)
ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Mob. No.: 9908441186
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and Pontiff of the Udupi Puttige Math lighting the lamp to inaugurate the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Vidyaranya Kannada Federation, at a program held at Chicago, USA, on September 17. Sri Asha Gurudatt, Sri Srinivas Bhat and Sri Rajesh Krishnan are seen in the picture.
Gaithersburg, September 17, 2022:
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, revered spiritual leader, expressed admiration for the efforts of Kannadiga families residing in the USA during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Vidyaranya Kannada Federation. The event, held in Chicago on September 17, showcased the unity and commitment of Kannadigas in preserving and promoting their culture and heritage abroad.
Inaugurating the program with his blessings, His Holiness highlighted the significance of Kannada, an ancient language with a history spanning over 1500 years. He commended the various Kannada sanghas in the USA, emphasizing their shared mission to uphold and propagate the Kannada language and culture. His Holiness acknowledged the instrumental role played by the Vachanakaras and Sharanas in enriching the Kannada language. He described Kannada as a language of the common people that has facilitated his own spiritual journey.
Speaking about the Vidyaranya Kannada Federation, named after Vidyaranya, the revered founder and guide of the historic Kannada dynasty Vijayanagara, His Holiness praised its establishment and emphasized its commendable achievement of completing 50 years and celebrating its golden jubilee. He extended his blessings, wishing the federation continued success in perpetuating the essence of Kannada.
Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadangalavaru of the Udupi Sriputtige Math also graced the occasion with his blessings, expressing joy at witnessing the golden jubilee celebration of the Vidyaranya Kannada Federation. He highlighted the significant contributions of Kannada and Karnataka to Indian culture, mentioning great saints such as Madhwacharya, Shankaracharya, and Shivasharana Basavanna, who were born in the state.
The event also featured a captivating musical performance by renowned playback singer Sri Rajesh Krishnan. Federation President Sri Srinivas Bhat and Vice-President Smt. Asha Gurudatt was among the dignitaries present.
The program commenced with an invocation by Sakhyanka J., accompanied by Sohank J. on the musical instrument. Smt. Ramyarao skillfully managed the proceedings.
Suttur, September 17, 2022: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, in association with the Agriculture Technicians Institute, Mysuru, successfully conducted a Poshan Abhiyan (Nutrition Campaign) and sapling plantation program at its premises in Suttur, Najangud Taluk. The event was organized as per the directives of the Union Agricultural Ministry, commemorating the 72nd Birthday celebrations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The online gathering witnessed the presence of Union Agriculture Minister Sri Narendra Singh Tomar, who addressed the participants. Highlighting the nationwide significance of the Poshan Abhiyan program, Minister Tomar emphasized the distribution of over 2 lakh vegetable seed kits and the plantation of 8 lakh saplings across 713 Krishi Vigyan Kendras. Furthermore, he stressed the importance of preserving soil fertility through the use of nano urea, a modern technology that not only enhances profitability for farmers but also contributes to India’s self-reliance in agriculture.
The distinguished chief guest, Dr. Mahanteshappa M., Joint Director of Agriculture Department (Retd.), Mysuru, and President of the Agriculture Technicians Institute, Mysuru Chapter, elucidated the objective behind organizing the Poshan Abhiyan program and shed light on the significance of soil nutrients.
Sri Manoj, Field Officer of the IFCO Initiative, provided insights into the distinction between nano urea and conventional urea, emphasizing their impact on yield and soil fertility.
Dr. Nikhit, Veterinarian, Suttur, addressed the participants, drawing attention to the deficiency of serum iron among girls and advocating the consumption of nutritious food and supplements. He also encouraged the establishment of kitchen gardens and the utilization of self-grown vegetables for improved health.
Smt. Netravathi Ettinamani, Home Scientist at JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, enlightened the audience about the importance of kitchen gardens, millets, and biofortified crops.
In her presidential address, Smt. H.V. Divya, Incharge Head of JSS KVK and Senior Scientist, expressed concern over the declining number of plants and trees and urged farmers and students to shoulder the responsibility of planting and nurturing trees. She emphasized the primary objective of the Poshan Abhiyan program, which aims to address food nutrition issues, and advised farmers to make optimal use of the distributed vegetable and greens seeds.
Following the formal ceremony, the chief guests, along with other dignitaries, actively participated in the sapling plantation drive on the JSS KVK premises. Additionally, approximately 100 vegetable seed kits and vegetable plants were distributed to farmers and students in attendance.
Dr. Vinay G.M., Horticulture Scientist at JSS KVK, extended a warm welcome to all participants, and Sri J.G. Ramanna, Program Assistant (Soil Science) at JSS KVK, delivered the vote of thanks. Smt. Netravathi Ettinamani efficiently coordinated the program, while Dr. Rakshit Raj, Veterinarian at JSS KVK, provided translation services for the Union Minister’s speech from Hindi to Kannada.
The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of male and female farmers from Suttur and neighboring villages, teachers and students from Gurumahanteshwara School, Hoskote, members of the Agriculture Technicians Institute, Mysuru Chapter, staff members of JSS Dasoha Bhavana, D.L. Mahadevappa of Danayakanapura, Chinnabuddhi, JSS KVK staff members Sri Shamraj, Sri Gangappa Hipparagi, Sri Kumaraswamy, Sri Sundarraj, and students from NOIDA University, among others.
“There is a boundless cultural relationship between India and Chicago,” says His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji
Mysuru, September 17, 2022: His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, a prominent spiritual leader, expressed the profound cultural connection between India and Chicago during his participation in the Satsang program held on September 15th in Chicago, USA.
Reflecting on the historic speech of Swami Vivekananda delivered in Chicago, His Holiness Swamiji emphasized the enduring impact of that momentous event. He stated, “No cultural, literary, or traditional lecture programs or speeches can be complete without acknowledging Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech in Chicago. It was in Chicago that Indian culture was presented to the entire world, captivating people with the spirit of brotherhood. Hence, Chicago holds a special place in this cultural relationship.”
His Holiness continued, “There is only one god, but he has several names,” echoing the beliefs shared by numerous visionaries, saints, and spiritual leaders. Quoting the poet Harihara, he conveyed, “Satyavembude Haranu, Haranembude Satya,” which translates to “Truth is God and God is Truth.” He emphasized that God is omnipotent, universal, and embodied in virtues while being formless and ever-present.
Reflecting on the power of nature, His Holiness noted, “In certain circumstances, human efforts become insignificant compared to the forces of nature. Belief holds immense importance for mankind, and we exist today based on our beliefs. We should remember God sincerely and engage in our endeavors with earnestness. Cultivating an attitude of ‘We’ instead of ‘I’ and respecting others’ words and opinions are essential. Embracing religion and spirituality can bring happiness to our lives.”
The event also featured notable speakers, including Retd. Judge Sri Eshwar Antina, who shared insights, and Sri R. Mahesh, who presented the activities of the JSS Spiritual Mission. Sri Supriya Antina welcomed the guests, while Sri Amit Kajjaragi expressed gratitude with a vote of thanks. The event commenced with an invocation by Sri Shashidhar Kalluru and Kum. Dhyana.
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji visited the International Basava Kendra site, located at Mansfield, in Massachusetts, New England, on September 14. Kendra office-bearers Sri Channabasavagowda, Sri Eerappa Harabavi, Sri Rajanna Heggadahalli, Sri Prabhakar Chipyadi, Sri N.B. Patil and Sri Rajendra Mahadevappa, from New Jersey are seen in the picture.