Smt. Shobha Patil, Trainer, Pyramid Valley International, Bengaluru, talking at the mass meditation training class held at the JSS Free Residential School, Suttur.
Three couples tied the knot at the 115th monthly mass marriage program held at Suttur. Relatives of the newly married couple, Shri S.P. Udayashankar, Administrative Officer, JSS Educational Institution, Suttur and others are seen in the picture.
Kannada Rajyotsava and Children’s Day celebrations were held at the JSS Educational Institution in Suttur. Shri C. Naganna, guest lecturer, University of Mysore, Prof. R. Moogeshappa, Director, College Education Division, JSS MVP and heads of various JSS institutions in Suttur were present.
Suttur, November 18, 2023: The JSS Educational Institution in Suttur witnessed a joyous amalgamation of culture, education, and celebrations during the joint observance of Children’s Day and Kannada Rajyotsava.
Chief guest Dr. C. Naganna, Senior Litterateur, guest lecturer at the University of Mysore, and Karnataka Rajyotsava award winner, commenced the event by expressing appreciation for the rich art, literature, and culture of Karnataka. Drawing inspiration from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Dr. C. Naganna highlighted Karnataka’s ancient history and traditions, emphasizing the state’s reputation for peace-loving citizens and a knowledge-driven society. He eloquently shared insights into the unification of Karnataka, the establishment of Kannada Sahitya Parishath, and the division of regions based on language, underscoring their historical significance. Dr. Naganna also praised the Suttur Math and JSS Mahavidyapeetha for their ‘Trividha Dasoha’ initiative (knowledge, food, and healthcare), lauding their contribution to the holistic development of students.
Another chief guest, Prof. R. Moogeshappa, Director of the College Education Division at JSS Mahavidyapeetha, commended the strength and potential of today’s children. He emphasized that with proper guidance, they would undoubtedly become exemplary citizens. Prof. Moogeshappa acknowledged the role of JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Suttur Srimath in supporting children who face limited facilities. He took pride in the achievements of students from JSS schools and colleges in various state-level and national-level competitions in yoga, music, mallkambh, and sports.
Presiding over the event, Shri G.L. Tripurantaka, Coordinating Officer of JSS Educational Institution, called for the promotion and protection of the Kannada language. He urged students to embrace Kannada as their language of love and heart, emphasizing the duty of Kannadigas to safeguard and develop the language. Shri Tripurantaka applauded the students’ active participation in extra-curricular activities and expressed gratitude to JSS MVP for providing educational opportunities to children from states such as Meghalaya, Manipur, Jharkhand, and Bihar.
The ceremony included the distribution of prizes to students who excelled in various sports and competitions organized in honor of Children’s Day.
Heads of various departments of JSS Educational Institution, including Shri Sampath, Shri Veerbhadraiah, Dr. H.M. Mahesh, Shri S. Shivaswamy, Shri G. Shivamallu, Shri M.G. Basavanna, Shri G.M. Shadakshari, Smt. P. Susheela, and Shri Mahadevaprasad, were present.
The program, masterfully conducted by the students, featured an invocation, a welcome speech, a vote of thanks, and seamless coordination by the event master, Smt. Nandini G.
Bharath Scouts and Guides Fosters Patriotism Among Youth: JSS Mahavidyapeetha Hosts Seven-Day Training Camp
Shri P. Vishwanath, District Chief Commissioner, Bharath Scouts & Guides, Mysuru, inaugurated the training camp organized by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, in association with the Bharath Scouts and Guides, Shri Jayachamarajendra Scouts and Guides Head Office, Mysuru, by lighting the lamp, at Suttur. Dr. C.J. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Shri B.A. Rajashekar, Director, School Education Division, JSS MVP are seen in the picture.
Suttur, December 1, 2023: Sri P. Vishwanath, District Chief Commissioner of the Bharath Scouts and Guides Chapter, Mysuru, inaugurated a seven-day training camp organized by JSS Mahavidyapeetha in collaboration with the Shri Jayachamarjendra Scouts and Guides Head Office. The camp, aimed at benefiting teachers from JSS Schools, commenced on December 1, 2023, at Suttur.
In his address, Sri P. Vishwanath highlighted the potential of schools in developing positive characteristics such as service-mindedness, leadership, cooperation, and respect among students. He advocated for the establishment of Bharath Scouts and Guides branches in all JSS Schools to contribute to the formation of responsible citizens.
Chief guest Sri B.A. Rajashekar, Director of the School Education Division, JSS MVP, shared plans to introduce Scouts and Guides branches in all JSS Schools, aligning with the vision of His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. He urged teachers to perceive this initiative as integral to overall student development and encouraged active participation in extra-curricular activities.
Dr. C.J. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, expressed delight at the enthusiastic involvement of students in the training camp, describing them as disciplined soldiers. He emphasized the responsibility of participants in countering the perceived decline of human values in the present era.
The training program, attended by senior office-bearers from Scouts and Guides, featured 116 trainees from various JSS schools. Activities included an invocation by the trainees, a welcome speech, and expressions of gratitude.
Suttur, November 26, 2023: The sacred precincts of Suttur witnessed an exuberant display of devotion during the Shivadeepotsava celebration on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Special pooja programs were conducted at the Adijagadguru Shri Shivarathreeshwara Shivayogi Mahaswamiji, Shri Someshwara, Shri Mahadeshwara, Shri Veerabhadreshwara, and Shri Narayanaswamy temples, in the divine presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji.
The Shivadeepotsava festivities included Mahamangalarathi and a silver chariot prakarotsava, culminating in a mass prayer rendered by the students of JSS School, Suttur.
During a thought-provoking lecture, Dr. K. Anantaramu, retired Kannada Professor from the University of Mysore, illuminated the significance of ‘Shivadepotsava.’ He emphasized the symbolic representation of worshiping Lord Shiva through lamp lighting. “Suttur, with its Kapila river’s sacred waters, is a divine place associated with Shivarathreeshwara Swamiji. Today, Suttur glows with the radiance of lights, resembling heaven on earth. Lighting lamps symbolizes the greatness of light, representing knowledge that dispels darkness. Through lamp lighting, we can fill the world with the divine energy of knowledge and illuminate our desires. Moving from falsehood towards truth and from darkness towards light encapsulates the essence of light,” he observed.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Appaji C.N. Nadagowda, MLA of Muddebihala Assembly Constituency, Vijayapura District, urged attendees to approach life with love and concern rather than a commercial perspective. He emphasized the importance of the education received at Suttur, expressing confidence that the blessings of teachers would guide the students towards making the country proud.
Renowned Kannada litterateur Kum. Veerbhadrappa commended Suttur Math for spreading the light of knowledge in line with Basavanna’s vachana. He urged students to prioritize their studies, considering the JSS Institution as a microcosm of India, with students hailing from various states.
The enchanting lighting decorations and a spectacular crackers exhibition added to the joy of devotees and visitors. The event drew pontiffs from various maths, distinguished guests, and hundreds of devotees from surrounding villages.
JSS College Mysuru Inaugurates Cultural Forum and Sports Activities: Eminent Speakers Laud Kannada Language and Advocate for Holistic Student Development Gallery
JSS College Mysuru Inaugurates Cultural Forum and Sports Activities: Eminent Speakers Laud Kannada Language and Advocate for Holistic Student Development
JSS College Mysuru Inaugurates Cultural Forum and Sports Activities: Eminent Speakers Laud Kannada Language and Advocate for Holistic Student Development
Mysuru, November 22, 2023: The JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science on Ooty Road, Mysuru, recently hosted the inaugural Cultural Forum and Sports Activities, featuring esteemed speakers who underscored the significance of language, culture, and sports in the holistic development of students.
Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Chairman of Kannada Sahitya Parishath and recipient of the prestigious title ‘Nadoja,’ spoke passionately about the uniqueness of the Kannada language. He emphasized its rich script, heritage, and history, declaring Kannada as a “perfect language” due to its remarkable alignment with spoken and written forms. Dr. Joshi urged attendees to cherish the privilege of speaking Kannada and actively promote its use, citing it as an eternal aspect of both language and culture.
Addressing the students, Dr. Joshi expressed concern about the increasing prevalence of mobile phone usage, urging them to balance their activities by actively participating in sports and learning. He highlighted the role of spirituality and culture in achieving perfection, lamenting the low representation of Kannadigas in defense forces and sports.
Prof. M. Chandrakumar, President (Retd.) of the Physical Education and Sports Science Division at the University of Mysore, echoed the sentiment, recalling Swami Vivekananda’s call to prioritize sports fields over hospitals and temples. Prof. Chandrakumar stressed the importance of physical activity for students’ physical and mental well-being, advocating for a minimum of 40 to 60 minutes of daily engagement in sports.
Sri G.S. Somashekar, Deputy Commissioner, Administration Division, Mysore City Corporation, encouraged students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities alongside their academic pursuits. He emphasized the pursuit of goals, time management, and the quality of education, citing examples such as Thomas Alva Edison to motivate the students.
The event also saw the presence of other notable figures, including Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, Dr. S. Pratibha, Principal, and Sri M. Karthik, Convener of the Sports Forum.
The program included an invocation by student Kum. Niranjani Bhargav, a welcome speech by Preskhit, a vote of thanks by Kum. N. Keerthana, and program coordination by Kum. Jacintha.
In summary, the inaugural Cultural Forum and Sports Activities at JSS College Mysuru brought together esteemed personalities advocating for the preservation of language, the promotion of sports, and the importance of a holistic educational approach for the students.
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.
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.
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.
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.