September 2023

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Sri Veerabhadraiahswamy Jayanthi Utsav

Mysuru, September 19, 2023: Sri Veerabhadraswamy Jayanthi Utsav was observed at the Suttur Srikshetra on September 19, 2023, Tuesday. The Sri Veerabhadraswamy Jayanthi Utsav is held on the first Tuesday of Bhadrapada Maasa, as Suttur Srikshetra is known as the birth place of Sri Veerabhadraswamy and hence possess religious background.

Special poojas were held at the Sri Veerabhadraswamy Temple on the hillock in Suttur and inside the Srimath premises, on the occasion of the Jayanthi Utsav. Rudrabhisheka, special pooja were held along with procession of the Utsav idol. Hundreds of devotees took part in the programs.

2023-09-20T05:14:15+00:00September 20th, 2023|

International Democracy Day Commemorated at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysore

Mysuru, September 15, 2023: JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, located on Ooty Road, Mysuru, observed the International Democracy Day on September 15, 2023. The event, held at the college premises, was graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. B.V. Sambasivaiah, Chief Executive of the College Complex, who presided over the program. Dr. S. Pratibha, the Principal of the college, solemnly read the proposed constitution and administered the oath.

Among the distinguished attendees was Dr. B. Prabhuswamy, an eminent examiner, who added prestige to the occasion. Mrs. R.G. Asha, Head of the Department of Political Science, extended a warm welcome to all attendees. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from faculty and students across various departments.

The commemoration of International Democracy Day at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science exemplifies the institution’s commitment to fostering awareness and understanding of democratic principles among its academic community.

2023-09-19T11:12:23+00:00September 19th, 2023|

MOU Signed between JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science and CSIR-CFTRI

Mysuru, September 15, 2023: JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, and CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster cooperation in academic and research.

JSS College has been conducting two year-Masters of Vocation and three-year-Bachelor of Vocation in Food Processing and Engineering, approved by UGC under the ‘Deen Dayal Upadya Koushal Kendra’. This MOU facilitates to get exposed to state of the art technology and equipment available at the laboratories of CSIR-CFTRI and get practical training as a part of skill development.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Prof. R. Mugeshappa, Director JSS Mahavidyapheetha, and Prof. B. V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science and signed between Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh, Director CSIR-CFTRI, and Dr. S. Pratibha, Principal JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science. Mr. B.V. Sathtyendra Rao, Chief Scientist, Mr. Y.N. Sreerama PMC Head, Mr. Arun Kumar, Coordinator STC CSIR-CFTRI and others.

2023-09-19T11:07:59+00:00September 19th, 2023|

Dr Vivek Murthy visits JSS Spiritual Mission, USA

Dr. Vivek H Murthy, Surgeon General and Vice Admiral in the US Public Health Service Commission, who is of Indian descent visited JSS Spiritual Mission, Maryland, the USA along with his parents Mr. HN Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy and Mrs. Maithreyi Murthy on 17th September 2023 and took the blessings from HH Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji.

2023-09-19T11:08:46+00:00September 19th, 2023|

Promoting Sustainable Coconut Cultivation on World Coconut Day

Suttur, September 9, 2023: On the occasion of World Coconut Day, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur, in collaboration with the Agricultural Technicians Institute, Mysuru Chapter, and Cadbury, Bengaluru, organized a comprehensive training program addressing ‘Integrated Disease and Pest Management in Coconut Crop.’

During the event, Dr. Yogeesh G.H., Chief Guest, emphasized the invaluable role of coconut trees, often referred to as ‘Kalpavruksha.’ He highlighted the diverse uses of coconut and expressed concern about the declining number of farmers engaged in coconut cultivation. Dr. Yogeesh stressed the need to encourage coconut cultivation and provided insights into water conservation practices in coconut farms. He also discussed integrated management techniques using agricultural waste from coconut farms and recommended intercropping with crops like cocoa or banana to enhance soil fertility and farmers’ income.

Sri Mohan, Cadbury, Bengaluru, Assistant Manager, introduced cocoa cultivation as a viable option alongside coconut farming, citing its compatibility. Cadbury pledged to provide high-quality cocoa saplings, guidance on cocoa cultivation, and a reliable buy-back mechanism, ensuring farmers a good return on their investment.

Sri Shivamurthy, a member of the Agricultural Technicians Institute, Mysuru Chapter, advocated for multi-cropping and integrated agricultural practices as a more profitable approach compared to monoculture coconut farming.

A progressive farmer, Basavanna, shared his experiences with advanced water technology and modern farming methods, emphasizing the importance of adopting scientific techniques in agriculture.

Smt. Divya H.V., Senior Scientist and Head (In-charge) of JSS KVK, underscored the significance of coconut farming in Mysuru District. She encouraged farmers to reduce chemical usage and increase income through value addition, such as producing coconut oil, powder, and other products. Smt. Divya also promoted sustainable practices like converting coconut tree fronds into organic manure, improving soil fertility, and increasing yields.

Dr. Vinay G.M., Horticultural Scientist at ICAR JSS KVK, presented information on coconut crop varieties, plant production, integrated nutrient management, and water management.

Dr. Prasad Y.P., Plant Conservation Scientist, shared insights into managing various diseases and pests affecting coconut crops, including rhinoceros beetle, red-nosed beetle, whitefly, sap blight, mushroom disease, and black rot disease.

Sri Niranjan, Technical Executive from Cadbury Company, provided guidance on cocoa cultivation alongside coconut crops, detailing comprehensive cultivation methods.

The event drew participation from JSS KVK scientists, staff members, Agricultural Technicians Institute members, Cadbury Company staff, Raitha Sangha members, Outreach Institute members, and more than 150 farmers, both male and female, who benefited from the wealth of information shared during the program.

This collaborative effort aims to promote sustainable coconut cultivation practices, ensuring the prosperity of coconut farmers and safeguarding this vital crop for future generations.

2023-09-04T08:31:46+00:00September 4th, 2023|

ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur

Suttur, September 01, 2023: ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Suttur is an institution established by His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, the 23rd pontiff of Sri Suttur Math, with a strong focus on improving the lives of farmers in rural areas. Here are some key details about ICAR JSS KVK and its mission and activities:

Establishment: The ICAR JSS KVK was founded in 1994 in Suttur with the aim of addressing the challenges faced by farmers in rural areas.

Accreditation: The center is accredited by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, which signifies its recognition for its agricultural research and extension activities.

Vision: The vision of ICAR JSS KVK is to increase agricultural produce and profits for farmers by promoting the development and adoption of science and technology, as well as sustainable agricultural methods.

Aim: The primary aim of ICAR JSS KVK is to encourage farmers to adopt specific agricultural ecosystems and practices that are appropriate for their region, with a focus on their overall development.

Mission: The mission of the center is to enhance the capabilities of farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector through technological analysis and exhibition.

Activities: ICAR JSS KVK engages in various activities to achieve its objectives, including:

Technology Tests: Conducting technology tests on farmers’ farms to identify suitable technologies that promote sustainable land use and the conservation of natural resources such as soil, water, and biodiversity.

Field Trials: Organizing field-level trials and pilot demonstrations in different cropping systems to enhance agricultural productivity and production.

Training Programs: Providing training programs for farmers, youth, women, and extension staff to educate them about innovative agricultural technologies and practices.

Vocational Training: Offering short and long-term vocational training programs for farmers and rural youth, with an emphasis on increasing production and encouragin self-employment through practical learning.

Seed Supply: Ensuring timely access to high-quality seeds, seedlings, and biological products to support farmers in their agricultural endeavors.

Krishi Mela: The center organizes Krishi Mela (agricultural fairs) for six days during the Suttur Jatra Mahotsav, providing a platform for farmers to access agricultural tools and receive guidance from scientists in Suttur and Mysore to address their farming challenges.

Technological Success: ICAR JSS KVK has successfully introduced technologies like BT cotton, new crop varieties, and value addition methods, which have had a positive impact on farmers’ livelihoods.

Recognition: In recognition of its efforts and contributions to the agricultural sector, ICAR JSS KVK received the “Best Sector KVK Award” from ICAR, New Delhi, in 2010.

Overall, ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur plays a crucial role in empowering farmers, promoting sustainable agriculture, and improving the socio-economic conditions of rural communities through education, training, and the dissemination of innovative agricultural technologies.

2023-09-02T05:14:03+00:00September 2nd, 2023|