June 2023

State-level Debate, Essay and Vachana Recital-Definition Competitions Prize Distribution Program

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N.Road, Msyru, Prof. M.P. Vijayendrakumar, Principal and lecturers seen with the winners of various competitions.

Mysuru, July 01, 2023: The JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, had organized a program to distribute prizes to the winners of the State-level debate, essay and vachana recital-definition competitions held in the college, organized by the UG & PG  Kannada Departments, on June 27, 2023.

A total number of 87 students took part in the competitions. While T.A. Chandana from the Nataraja First Grade College, Mysuru bagged the first prize in the essay competition, S. Aghamarshana of the Government Home Science College, Hassan and B. Sushma of Maharani College, Mysuru bagged the second and third prizes respectively.

In the debate competition 52 students took part and R. Kusumabai of the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru won the first prize, followed by N. Lakshmi of the JSS Women’s College and B.G. Monika, Maharni Women’s Arts College, Mysuru bagging the second and third prizes respectively.

38 students participated in the Vachana recital-definition competition. N. Lakshmi, of the JSS Women’s College, Mysuru, D.C. Chetana, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road Mysuru, and N. Kiran, from the Government First Grade College, T. Narasipur bagged the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Dr. Umesh, Govt. First Grade College, Gundlupet, Dr. D.K. Usha, First Grade College, Nanjangud, Prof. H. Devanna, JSS College, Sri S. Nanjundaswamy, Dr. Shobha, Dr. D.B. Shivakumar and Dr. B. Prabhuswamy were there in the judges panel.

In the introductory speech, Prof. M.P. Vijayendrakumar, Principal, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru advised the students that taking part in the competitions is more important than winning or losing. He also advised them to develop this attitude in the future also.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners and congratulated them. More than 150 students from various Universities and Degree Colleges took part in the competitions.

2023-07-01T07:47:49+00:00July 1st, 2023|

ICAR JSS KVK Introduces Game-Changing Chilli Variety ‘Arka Harita’ to Farmers

Suttur, June 28, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, organized a groundbreaking program aimed at introducing the new chilli crop variety, ‘Arka Harita,’ to farmers in Haratale Village.

During the event, Dr. Vinay G.M., Horticulture Scientist at JSS KVK, provided comprehensive insights into the characteristics of the innovative ‘Arka Harita’ variety. This remarkable chilli strain boasts a short maturation period, with the first yield expected within 65-70 days of sowing, and a continued yield for an impressive 160-170 days. Notably, the chillies from ‘Arka Harita’ are dark green in color and possess a highly desirable spicy flavor, making them in high demand in the market. Moreover, this variety exhibits resistance against common ailments such as powdery mildew and virus diseases. Farmers can expect a substantial yield of 80-100 quintals of green produce or 20-25 quintals of dried yield from this exceptional variety.

Dr. Vinay G.M. also elucidated the significance of integrated nutrient management for vegetable growth, enlightening the farmers on optimal practices.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Prasad Y.P., Crop Conservation Scientist, shed light on the prevalent diseases affecting chilli crops, discussing their characteristics and effective preventive measures.

As part of the demonstration session, ten farmers were provided with samples of the new chilli crop varieties, ‘Arka Harita’ and ‘Tarkaari Samruddhi.’ Additionally, five farmers were selected for technical testing of these varieties.

The training program witnessed enthusiastic participation from farmers Raju and Lokesh from Hartale, along with over 30 farmers from various locations who eagerly embraced the knowledge and benefits presented during the session.

The introduction of ‘Arka Harita’ holds immense potential to revolutionize chilli cultivation practices and uplift the agricultural landscape in the region. ICAR JSS KVK remains committed to empowering farmers with innovative techniques and improved crop varieties for enhanced productivity.

2023-06-28T10:30:20+00:00June 28th, 2023|

JSS B.Ed. College, Suttur, Observes International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Suttur, June 27, 2023: JSS Educational University (B.Ed. College), located in Suttur, organized a special program on June 26, 2023, in commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The event, held at the college premises, welcomed Sri Karibasappa, Sub Inspector from Biligere Sub Police Station, Nanjangud Taluk, as the esteemed chief guest. Sri Karibasappa expressed his deep concern regarding the escalating usage of drugs among the youth, emphasizing its detrimental impact on physical and mental health. He further highlighted the destructive consequences of drug abuse on society at large. Sri Karibasappa assured the audience that the police department is actively working to curb the sale and usage of drugs. He encouraged the youth to voluntarily distance themselves from such harmful substances and urged everyone to report any instances of drug usage or illegal human trafficking to the nearest police station. Accompanying Sri Karibasappa was Sri Shivaraju, Sub Inspector from the Crime Division.

During the program, the first and second-year B.Ed. students had the opportunity to seek clarification on legal matters by posing questions. Dr. H.M. Mahesh, Principal of the College, presided over the event, providing guidance and support. Assistant Professors were also present to ensure the success of the program.

The program commenced with an invocation by Kum. Monica, followed by a warm welcome extended by Sri G.N. Manjunath. Sri K.V. Yogesh concluded the event by delivering a vote of thanks.

2023-06-27T12:18:57+00:00June 27th, 2023|

Sports Crucial for Stress Management and Time Management, Emphasizes Dr. C. Venkatesh

Mysuru, June 26, 2023: Dr. C. Venkatesh, Director of the Physical Education Department at the University of Mysore, highlighted the significance of sports activities in effectively managing stress and time for students in the modern era. He expressed concern over the declining interest and participation of students in sports, stressing the need for a shift in this trend.

Dr. Venkatesh inaugurated the Inter-college Men’s Volleyball, Trowball, and Women’s Ball Badminton tournaments at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru. The event was organized in commemoration of His Holiness Jagadguru Rajagurutilaka Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji. During his address, Dr. Venkatesh emphasized the positive impact of sports on both physical and mental well-being. He noted that the prevalence of technological advancements has heightened student stress levels, underscoring the essential role of sports as a healthy outlet.

Presiding over the program, Prof. R. Murugeshappa, Director of the Department of Collegiate Education at JSS Mahavidyapeetha, stressed the significance of sports in shaping students’ personalities. He urged students to prioritize engaging in physical activities on the field over mobile gaming, emphasizing the holistic benefits of extracurricular involvement alongside regular academic pursuits.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, highlighted the commendable qualities of His Holiness Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji in terms of education, nourishment, and health. He underscored the importance of the inter-college tournament held in commemoration of the revered spiritual leader, emphasizing the role of sports in fostering a healthy society and nation. Prof. Sambashivaiah further emphasized the wide-reaching impact of sports, from shaping a healthy body to building confidence, trust, and discipline.

The event was inaugurated in the presence of Prof. M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, Principal of JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science. Dr. L. Vinaykumar delivered the vote of thanks, and Dr. A.G. Dharmesh from the History Department skillfully managed the program. The invocation was presented by student Rekhasri.

The tournament, which includes students from colleges under the purview of the University of Mysore, offers an opportunity for participants to showcase their skills and contribute to their overall well-being.

2023-06-26T12:08:48+00:00June 26th, 2023|

Researchers Urged to Foster Creativity for Quality Research and Social Change: Col. Prof. Y.S. Siddegowda

Mysuru, June 24, 2023: Promoting proper accreditation and equipping youth to tackle tomorrow’s challenges, Col. Prof. Y.S. Siddegowda, Vice-President of the Karnataka State Higher Education Council, stressed the significance of innovation and creativity in research endeavors. Speaking at a one-day national-level seminar on “Research Methodology” held at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, in collaboration with the Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Col. Prof. Siddegowda encouraged researchers to strive for qualitative change in society and work with unwavering commitment.

In his address to students, Col. Prof. Siddegowda remarked, “Researchers should prioritize areas of study that bring tangible benefits to society. Young researchers must cultivate their interests and actively engage in innovative endeavors.” He also took the opportunity to reflect upon his longstanding association with JSS Institutions, spanning over 35 years.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, shed light on the seminar’s concept note, the institution’s milestones, and the objectives of the event, coinciding with the participation of people in the G20 summit. He emphasized that a robust research procedure is key to yielding positive outcomes. Prof. Sambashivaiah further remarked, “To effectively implement ideas, research scholars require training, guidance, and the activation of research methodology.”

Presiding over the program, Prof. D. Anand, Director of the University of Mysore’s College Development Board, highlighted the importance of research in the current education sector. He noted, “The selected topics for this seminar aptly aim to enhance the quality of educational research. The ultimate goal of research is to seek truth and continuously reap its invaluable rewards.”

The seminar comprised three sessions, featuring resource persons from various institutions who shared their expertise on distinct technical subjects.

Principal Prof. M.P. Vijayendra Kumar extended a warm welcome, and Kum. Sannidhi and her team presented an invocation. The program was skillfully orchestrated by Dr. N. Rajendraprasad, IQAC Coordinator and Organizing Secretary, who delivered the vote of thanks.

2023-06-27T05:43:41+00:00June 26th, 2023|

Enhancing Tomato Crop Management: ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra Organizes Integrated Pest and Disease Management Training Program

Suttur, June 22, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, took a significant step towards promoting sustainable agriculture by conducting a comprehensive training program on Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Tomato Crop. The program, held in Haratale Village, Nanjangud Taluk, aimed to educate farmers on effective strategies to combat various diseases and pests that commonly afflict tomato crops.

During his address, Dr. Prasad Y.P., Crop Conservation Scientist at JSS KVK, provided detailed insights into the different diseases that can impact tomato crops, such as seedling blight disease, first Anthracnose disease, late Anthracnose disease, late blight disease, bacterial spec disease, leaf spot disease, tomato leaf miner, fruit borer, whiteflies, thrips, and more. Dr. Prasad highlighted the prevalence of the last Anthracnose disease, which affects tomato crops significantly, particularly in environments with high moisture levels.

To mitigate these challenges, Dr. Prasad recommended the cultivation of the ‘Arka Abhed’ variety, known for its resistance to multiple diseases. Additionally, he advised farmers to regularly spray recommended pesticides at 15-day intervals, utilizing formulations such as 2g Mancozeb, 75 WB or Mandipropamid 23.4, S.C. 0.8 ml/l, or Azaksistrabin 18.2+Dyphenoconazole 11.4 S.C. 1 ml/l.

Dr. Vinay G.M., a Horticulture Scientist, further elucidated the various scientific methods that can be adopted to optimize tomato cultivation practices, ensuring healthy and robust yields.

As part of the training program’s practical application, Arka Microbial consortium, vegetable seeds, bio-fertilizers, and Arka Abhed variety plants were distributed to 20 participating farmers, enabling them to implement the demonstrated techniques effectively.

Among the attendees, the program saw the active participation of Gram Panchayat member Govindaraju, as well as villagers Raju, Kokesh, and others, who eagerly embraced the knowledge shared during the training, subsequently benefiting their agricultural practices.

2023-06-22T07:20:08+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

Eliminating Conflicts and Establishing Harmony: Dr. C. Somashekar Calls for Collaboration with Neighboring States

The ‘Gadinaadu Samskrutika Utsava’ (Border Area Cultural Mela) held on June 21, 2023, at Talavadi in Chamarajanagara was inaugurated in the divine presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Smt. Dakshayini Kumar, Sri Prakash Mattihalli, Sri Vishwanath P. Hiremath, Dr. C. Somashekar, Sri B.S. Puttaraju, Sri Mallikarjunswamy, Smt. Ratnamma Kalanayaka, Smt. M. Bhagirathi, Sri Kalanayaka and others are seen in the picture.

Chamarajanagara, June 22, 2023: Dr. C. Somashekar, former Chairman of the Karnataka Border Area Development Authority, delivered an impressive address at the Border Area Cultural Program held in Talavadi, Chamarajanagara District on June 21, 2023. Emphasizing the importance of fostering harmonious relations, Dr. Somashekar urged the elimination of conflicts with neighboring states and the establishment of mutual understanding and cooperation.

The cultural event, organized by the Authority to celebrate and promote the rich heritage of the border areas, witnessed a diverse range of performances. Dr. Somashekar credited the inspiration for such programs to His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of Suttur, whose efforts have added a global touch to the preservation of human values.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Somashekar highlighted the pivotal role played by His Holiness Swamiji as a bridge between Talavadi, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Karnataka, known for its cultural opulence, has been a welcoming haven for individuals seeking spiritual, cultural, and political growth. While acknowledging the geographical dispersion of Kannada-speaking communities, Dr. Somashekar emphasized that their shared language and art forms have remained steadfast reminders of their cultural roots. He stressed the collective responsibility to safeguard and promote the Kannada language, urging parents not to overlook the importance of providing education in Kannada medium schools alongside the current trend of English medium education.

Joining Dr. Somashekar in his call for cultural preservation and development, Sri Vishwanath P. Hiremath, Director of the Department of Kannada and Culture, expressed his views on the vital role played by the Border Area Development Authority. He highlighted the need for a steadfast commitment to protect the land and language, noting the exemplary efforts made by JSS Mahavidyapeetha in fulfilling tasks of the State government.

Smt. M. Bhageerathi, Block Education Officer, stressed the need to overcome the prevailing mindset favoring English medium education. She urged the community to recognize and support the presence of Kannada medium schools in Talavadi, encouraging parents to consider them as viable and valuable educational institutions for their children.

Distinguished guests, including Sri Prakash Mattihalli, Secretary of the Karnataka Border Area Development Authority, Sri Mallikarjunswamy, Joint Director of the Department of Kannada and Culture, and Sri S. Channajappa, President of the Kannada Sangha, shared their insights and perspectives on the occasion. The felicitation ceremony honored Sri K. Krishnamurthy, Sri V. Gopal, Sri Jaipul Jayashekar, Sri S. Shambhulingappa, and Sri C. Jadeswamy for their remarkable contributions.

The event witnessed the presence of esteemed individuals, including Sri B.S. Puttaraju, Former Deputy Mayor of Bengaluru, Smt. Ratnamma Kalanayaka, Chairman of the Talavadi Panchayat Union, Smt. Dakshayini Kumar, President of the Gram Panchayat, Smt. Sarvamangala Somashekar, and Sri M.J. Veerabhadraswamy.

The proceedings commenced with a warm welcome by G. Shivanna, followed by an invocation by Sri M. Basavanna. Prof. Morabada Mallikarjun skillfully orchestrated the program, ensuring its seamless flow, while Sri Veerabhadraswamy extended a heartfelt vote of thanks.

The captivating evening unfolded with an array of vibrant folk performances, including Veeragase, Nandikamba, Mangala Vaadya, Kamsale, and enchanting band sets, captivating the audience before the commencement of the stage programs.

2023-06-22T06:52:37+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

JSS Residential School, Suttur, Celebrates World Yoga Day with Serene Spirit

Students of JSS Free Residential School immerse themselves in the art of yoga during a special session organized by JSS AHER Yoga Division and Vistara News Channel, commemorating World Yoga Day 2023, on June 21.

JSS Residential School, Suttur, Celebrates World Yoga Day with Serene Spirit

2023-06-21T13:16:44+00:00June 21st, 2023|

Monthly Mass Marriage Program at Suttur Srimath

“Two pairs tied the knot at the 113th monthly mass marriage program held at Suttur Srimath. The event brought together relatives of the newly wedded couples, Heads of various divisions of the JSS Institutions, and others in a joyous celebration of love, unity, and togetherness.”

2023-06-15T07:22:59+00:00June 15th, 2023|