July 2024

Arka Yashaswi Chilli Variety Released; Distribution of Nutrition Kitchen Garden Plants at Haratale Village

Suttur, July 25, 2024: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, recently organized a successful field day event at Haratale Village in Nanjangud Taluk. The event marked the release of the new Arka Yashaswi Chilli variety and the distribution of nutrition kitchen garden plants to selected beneficiaries, aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity and promoting home gardening.

Dr. Vinay from ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra addressed the attendees on crucial topics such as integrated crop management, crop variety selection, field preparation, and integrated disease and pest management. He highlighted the challenges faced by farmers, emphasizing the importance of selecting suitable crop varieties released by reputable institutions for improved yield.

Dr. Vinay specifically mentioned the newly released Arka Yashaswi Chilli variety by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bengaluru. He explained that this variety is well-suited for the local climate, characterized by its tall and wide growth, higher yield potential, and resistance to Muturu Roga (mint disease).

Following a demonstration of the new chilli variety, the crop plants were distributed to the attending farmers, enabling them to benefit from this advancement in agricultural technology.

In addition to the focus on chilli cultivation, Dr. Deepak, a Home Scientist from JSS KVK, distributed various vegetable crop seeds to women farmers from Haratale Village and three representatives of Anganwadi centers. This initiative aims to encourage kitchen gardening, fostering self-sufficiency and nutrition among local households.

The event witnessed the participation of twenty farmers, including fifteen women farmers, who actively engaged in the program and availed themselves of the resources and knowledge shared.

2024-07-25T08:59:03+00:00July 25th, 2024|

Yoga Competitors from JSS High School, Suttur, Selected for District-Level Competitions

Selected for District-level Yoga Competitions: Students of JSS High School, Suttur, who excelled at the Taluk-level Yoga Competitions organized by the School Education Department, Govt. of Karnataka, are pictured here with their Headmaster and trainers.

Suttur, July 24, 2024: The students of JSS High School, Suttur, have showcased their exceptional talent in yoga by excelling at the Taluk-level Yoga Competition. Nine students from the school have earned the opportunity to compete at the District-level competitions, marking a significant achievement for the young yogis.

In the boys’ category, Samarth Anigola secured the first place in the under-14 age group. In the under-17 age group, Sandip Patil achieved first place, followed by Krishna in second place, Srujan in third place, S. Srinivas in fourth place, and Manoj C. Irani in fifth place.

The girls’ category saw Sushmita securing fifth place, S.M. Sanjana earning sixth place, and S.U. Savithri finishing in seventh place.

The administrative officer, along with the heads of various departments, teaching, and non-teaching staff of JSS High School, have extended their heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. They have also conveyed their best wishes to the students for their upcoming District-level competitions.

2024-07-25T08:54:16+00:00July 25th, 2024|

Free Mass Marriage Program in Suttur on June 28, 2024

Suttur, April 04, 2024: The Suttur Sri Veerasimhasana Samsthana Math will be conducting a free mass marriage program on June 28, 2024, Friday, with the divine blessings of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji.

Since February 2009, the Samsthana Math has been conducting monthly free mass marriage programs, apart from the mass marriage program held during the Adijagadguru’s Jatra Mahotsav at Suttur Srikshetra.

This program aims to help couples who are economically challenged and cannot afford the expenses of a traditional wedding ceremony. Sri Haraguru Charamurthy will participate in the mass marriages held at Suttur Srikshetra and bless the couples.

The program is open to couples where the groom is above 21 years of age and the bride is above 18 years of age. Interested individuals can send applications along with photographs of the bride and groom, caste certificates, and certificate or school marks card copy as proof of age. Child marriages are strictly prohibited.

Those interested in participating in the free mass marriage program can register by contacting the Administrative Officer, JSS Educational Institution, Suttur, eight days prior to the event either directly by visiting the office or by calling on the following phone numbers: 0821-232217, 232033, 9741342222.

2024-07-23T12:55:40+00:00July 23rd, 2024|

JSS Higher Primary School Shines at Taluk-Level Yogasana Competitions

Students Yashwanth, Anushri, Ayush, and Yashwanth Airani from JSS Higher Primary School, Suttur, participated in the Taluk-level Yogasana Competitions organized by the Department of Public Instructions in Nanjangud. They are seen here with their Head Master and trainers. All have been selected to compete at the District-level competition.

2024-07-23T12:29:58+00:00July 23rd, 2024|

Special Talk by Vidwan Venkataramana Bhat on Guru Purnima

The JSS Educational Institution, Suttur, had organized a special talk by Vidwan Venkataramana Bhat, Assistant Professor, Sarada Vilas College, Mysuru, on the occasion of Guru Purnima. Heads of various departments of the institution and staff are seen in the picture.


Vidwan Venkataramana Bhat, Assistant Professor at Sarada Vilas College, Mysuru, delivers an inspiring talk at JSS Residential School, Suttur, on the occasion of Guru Purnima. Students attentively listen to his enlightening words.

2024-07-23T12:25:43+00:00July 23rd, 2024|

Inauguration of Suttur JSS School Student Union

Shri M. Shivamadappa, Assistant Director, School Education Division, JSS MVP inaugurated the Students Union at the JSS Residential School in Suttur Srikshetra. Shri K.M. Mahadevappa, Principal (Retd.), Mysuru, Shri S.P. Udayashankar, Administrative Officer, JSS Residential School, Suttur Srikshetra and heads of various other departments of the school are seen in the picture.

Suttur, July 15, 2024: The Suttur JSS Residential School officially launched its Student Union activities for the academic year on July 13, 2024. The event marked the beginning of a new chapter for the students, providing them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and engage in various extracurricular activities.

Inaugurating the Student Union, Shri M. Shivamadappa, Associate Director of the School Education Division, highlighted the significant achievements of former students who have excelled nationally and internationally. “Students at this school have the chance to excel in various extracurricular activities such as sports, yoga, mallakhamba, music, and computers, in addition to academics. Utilize the Student Union to achieve your goals,” he encouraged.

Chief guest Shri K.M. Mahadevappa, Retired Principal from Mysuru, emphasized the importance of the Student Union for aspiring politicians. “The Student Union helps develop leadership qualities. Students from such a reputable school can greatly contribute to the State and the country if they pursue politics. A student who advances on their own merits will undoubtedly succeed. The Student Union provides a platform to showcase and nurture hidden talents,” he noted. He also discussed the benefits of yoga, urging students to incorporate it into their daily routine.

The program was presided over by Shri S.P. Udayashankar, Administrative Officer of JSS Residential School, Suttur. Other dignitaries present included heads of various departments: Shri G.L. Tripurantaka, Shri Sampath, Shri Veerbhadraiah, Shri S. Shivaswamy, Shri G. Shivamallu, Shri Ma.Gu Basavanna, Shri G.M. Shadakshari, Shri Mahadevaswamy, and Smt. P. Susheela.

The event began with an invocation by the school students, followed by a welcome address from Smt. B. Vedavathi. Smt. Mangalagowramma delivered the vote of thanks, and Smt. H.B. Krupa served as the master of ceremonies.


Shri M. Shivamadappa, Assistant Director, School Education Division, JSS MVP, inaugurated the Students Union of the JSS Residential School, in Suttur Sriskshetra. Shri K.M. Mahadevappa, Principal (Retd.), Mysuru, Shri S.P. Udayashankar, Administrative Officer, JSS Institutions, and heads of various departments are seen in the picture.

2024-07-15T06:42:27+00:00July 15th, 2024|

ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra Hosts Training Program on Indigenous Paddy Varieties and Organic Farming

Suttur, July 15, 2024: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Suttur, in collaboration with Sahaja Seeds, successfully organized a training program for farmers on July 12, 2024. The event focused on indigenous diverse paddy varieties, non-toxic paddy farming, and the challenges and opportunities in seed production.

Presiding over the program, Dr. Jnanesh, Senior Scientist and Head of JSS KVK, emphasized the importance of conserving indigenous crop varieties. He lauded the farmers for their dedication and interest in preserving various paddy varieties, Nanjangud Rasabale (banana crop), and other indigenous crops.

Shri Krishnaprasad, Director of Sahaja Seeds, highlighted the benefits of growing indigenous crops suited to the region and the potential profits for farmers. He encouraged farmers to produce indigenous crop seeds, mentioning that Sahaja Seeds organizes several beneficial events for farmers. He also noted that JSS KVK assists farmers in marketing their products through krishi melas and other fairs, allowing them to sell directly to customers and increase their profits. Additionally, he emphasized that organic farming methods can enhance soil and human health.

Progressive farmer and founder of the Siddasanna variety, Shri Shivalli Boregowda, shared his experiences with non-toxic paddy farming methods, discussing the challenges he faced and how he overcame them.

Shri Manju K.S. from Sahaja Seeds elaborated on the market opportunities for farmers who cultivate desi seeds. Smt. H.V. Divya, Seed Technology Scientist at JSS KVK, spoke about the distribution of the Siddasanna paddy variety, which is well-suited for the region, to encourage the production of indigenous sowing seeds. She also explained seed treatment using organic manure, noting that desi seeds, rice, and cereals grown through organic farming methods are in high demand.

National award-winning indigenous seed conserver Madralli Shankargur, along with Shri Rechanna from Hosamalangi and Shri Srinivasamurthy from Siddanahundi, addressed the farmers. They shared insights on conserving indigenous seeds and developing crop varieties.

The training program saw active participation from over 45 farmers, both men and women, from Mysuru, Mandya, Chamarajanagara, Shivamogga, and other nearby areas.

Dr. Vinay, subject expert at JSS KVK, and Gangappa Hipparagi, Field Manager, were also present. Smt. H.V. Divya welcomed the guests and attendees, serving as the program’s host. Dr. Deepak, Home Science subject expert at JSS KVK, concluded the event with a vote of thanks.

2024-07-15T06:03:36+00:00July 15th, 2024|

Improvement in Cattle Health Urged in Suttur Workshop

Suttur, July 6, 2024: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Mysuru, partnered with Sanjeevini-KSRLPS to conduct a six-day workshop on Integrated Cattle Management at the JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur.

Dr. Nagaraju, Deputy Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Mysuru, chaired the program, addressing the critical issues of livestock malnutrition and disease prevalence. He emphasized the ongoing efforts of department officials in conducting house-to-house inspections to identify diseases and provide necessary treatments, considering the financial constraints of farmers. Vaccination programs targeting diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, lumpy skin disease, and intestinal ailments were highlighted as crucial for livestock health.

Dr. Jnanesh B.N., Senior Scientist and Head of JSS KVK, underscored the pivotal role of Pashu Sakhis in assisting farmers to enhance livestock health and increase income. He encouraged Pashu Sakhis to approach their duties with discipline and enthusiasm, emphasizing their potential to drive positive societal change.

The workshop, attended by over 62 Pashu Sakhis, also featured Dr. Mallikarjunswamy and Dr. Sharanabasava as key coordinators, along with Dr. Rakshitraj, a subject expert from KVK.

2024-07-09T13:26:20+00:00July 9th, 2024|

Marigold Flower’s New Variety ‘Arka Bhanu’ Launched

Suttur, July 3, 2024: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Suttur organized a training program on new marigold flower variety at Haratale Village, in Nanjangud Taluk.

Dr. Vinay G.M., Horticulture Expert at JSS KVK, delivered an informative session on optimal cultivation techniques for marigold crops. His talk covered various aspects including field preparation, the importance of using waste manure, the application and benefits of bio-insecticides, selection of crop varieties, sowing procedures, the use of seaweed and its benefits, integrated nutrition management, and the advantages of light nutrient usage. He also discussed integrated pest and disease symptom management along with prevention methods.

During the session, Dr. Vinay introduced the new marigold variety ‘Arka Bhanu,’ which produces yellow flowers. This variety can be harvested within 40-45 days of sowing and boasts superior flower size and yield compared to other varieties. Additionally, ‘Arka Bhanu’ offers prolonged yield periods. This variety was developed by the Indian Horticulture Research Institute in Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru. Dr. Vinay encouraged farmers to take advantage of its benefits.

Dr. Deepak, Home Scientist at JSS KVK, provided insights on various vegetable crops suitable for kitchen gardens. He emphasized that growing vegetables in kitchen gardens can significantly contribute to maintaining good health.

At the conclusion of the program, ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra distributed saplings of the new marigold variety ‘Arka Bhanu’ to five farmers.

Progressive farmers Raju, Lokesh, Praveen, Vasanth, and over 20 other farmers, including women, participated in the training program and benefited from the knowledge shared.

2024-07-03T12:14:13+00:00July 3rd, 2024|