Sri Jagadish Shettar, Minister for Large & Medium scale industries, Sri C.P Yogeshwar, Minister for Tourism, Ecology & Environment, Srimathi. Shruthi, Chairperson, KSTDC visited Sri Suttur Math, Mysuru on 3rd March 2021 and sought the blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji.
The celebrations of the auspicious day of Basava Jayanthi were held in a simple way at the Sutur Math, in Mysuru, in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. On the occasion, proper guidelines were followed, the inmates of the mutt offered their prayers by maintaining social distance.
On the occasion, Parampujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji said, “Vishwaguru Basavanna who was a reformer, philosopher, and a social revolutionary has always been a great inspiration to work for the welfare of mankind. On this day, let us salute our heroes who are working tirelessly to protect mankind from the deadly Corona virus.”
Kollegal, December 27, 2019: “As consumer kings, we all have become slaves of advertisements and colourful slogans. As a result, we have forgotten giving importance to quality leading to loss of selection rights,” opined Sri D. Venkatachala, Senior Advocate, Kollegal.
He delivered a special lecture on the topic “Consumer Protection Laws”, organised by the Senior Students Forum, under the Commerce Club, held as part of the World Consumers Day celebration, at the JSS Women’s College, Kollegal.
“In our daily lives, we all are consumers in one or the other way. We have the right to expect quality in all the products and services that we receive according to the price that we pay. As consumers, the law has provided us certain rights. According to law, we can claim compensation if we feel cheated qualitywise. We have to check and ensure the quality of any product or service. But unfortunately, due to negligence, irresponsible attitude, we often get cheated. Hence, unless we do not develop a habit of questioning we will continue to get cheated,” he said.
In his presidential address Prof. M. Basavaraju, Head of Kannada Department opined that consumers should be careful about the luring of companies in the name of huge discounts. “Today as consumers we are being cheated at every step. Hence, there is a need for conducting more and more awareness workshops, training camps, etc. We should be aware of the opportunities that are in front of us. If we have to get rid of cheating, fraud, low-quality goods, consumers should know about the laws and develop a habit of filing complaints at the consumers’ forum and claim compensation,” he added.
Smt. Mamatha, Head, Business Management was present.
Sri D. Venkatachala delivering a special lecture on the topic “Consumer Protection Laws’. Prof. Basavaraju and Smt. Mamatha are seen in the picture.
Teachers and students who took part in the lecture programme
Kollegal, December 26, 2019: “Morality is a firm foundation for every person and the country. Building a secured country through a good society will be possible by adopting morality,” opined Sri Suresh, Assistant Professor, Geography Department, Government First Grade College, T. Narasipura.
He delivered a lecture on the topic “Declining moral values is the reason for social evils”, organised by the Youth Red Cross Unit, held at the JSS Women’s College, in Kollegal.
“Moral values among the people is declining in the present world. It is the major reason for all the social evils we are witnessing across the globe. Looting of money by the so-called literates, corruption by prestigious companies, incidents of rapes and other sexual harassment, violence against children and women, falling of buildings before its inauguration are all the ill-effects of the declining moral values among people. Hence, there is an immediate need of inculcating moral values for a sustainable and secure society,” he said.
Prof. Umesh, Principal, JSS Women’s College, Kollegal, in his address said, “As Swami Vivekananda has said about the importance of morality, the behavior, discipline and positive thoughts of the citizens is more important for a country than its constitution. As literates, it is our duty to uphold the moral values and become a model for others. If we and the next generation want to have good health and live happily in a secure environment we need to adopt moral values.”
Sri Basavadatta Mahadevaprasad, Red Cross Unit Convener and Smt. Smitha A. S. HoD, Geography was present.
Suttur, December 24, 2019: The 1060th Jayanthi celebrations of Adijagadguru Paramapujya Sri Shivarathreeshwara Shivayogi Mahaswamiji was held in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and pontiffs of various other maths, ministers, MP, MLAs and other dignitaries, with much fervor.
More than 100 pontiffs of various maths including the Kanakapura, Vatalu, Hosamath, Harave, Kuderu, Belimath, Mallanamoole, Maadahalli, Kunduru, Neelakantaswamy math, Gavadagere, Benakanahalli, Chikkatuppuru, Alamatii, Sooralli, Chunchanahalli and Naviluru maths, along with Haraguru Charamurhty Swamiji, Minister Sri V. Somanna, MP Sri Pratap Simha, MLA Sri Yateendra Siddaramaiah, Sri N. Mahesh, Sri Harshavardhan, Sri G.T. Devegowda, Sri C.S. Puattaraju, Sri B.J. Puttaswamy, former ministers Sri N. Narendraswamy, Sri M. Shivanna, Smt. Geetha Mahadevaprasad, former MP Sri R. Dhruvanarayan, former MLAs Sri C. Guruswamy, Prof. K.R. Mallikarjunappa, Sri Vasu, Sri Balaraju, Sri M.K. Somashekar, Sri A.R. Krishnamurthy, Sri Thontadaraya, former ZP President Smt. Nagashri Pratap, Sri H. Venkatesh, Sri Mahadevaiah and others were present.
The procession of Adijagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Shivayogi Mahaswamiji was taken out in the main thoroughfares of Suttur, led by various folk forms including Nandi Dhwaja, Veeragase, Mangalavaadya, Kombu-Kahale, School Bands, NCC, Veeramakkala Kunita, folk teams, etc. The JSS Lalithakala team performed vachana recital, while Sri Siddarama Kesapura presented light music programme.
Minister V. Somanna released the 2020 table calendar published by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha on this occasion.
Dr. Siddalinga Shivacharya Mahaswamiji of Vatalu was wished by all the dignitaries on his 71st birthday.
Shivadeeksha was given to more than 50 children on the occasion.
Thousands of people from Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Mandya, Hassan, Ramanagara, Bengaluru and other districts took part in the Jayanthi celebrations enthusiastically.
Kollegal, December 21, 2019: “An advocate’s profession is very responsible. The role of advocates in building a good society is vital,” opined Smt. Nirmala Madhusudan, Advocate and President, Senior Students Forum.
She participated in a special lecture programme on the topic “Role of Advocates in Building a Good Society is Vital,” organised by the Youth Red Cross Society and Senior Students Forum, held at the JSS Women’s College, in Kollegal, as part of the Advocates Day celebrations.
In her address, she expressed her view that the profession of an advocate is very respectable as they strive to provide justice to the victims of injustice, the suppressed and the exploited people. The suggestions of advocates give confidence to the worried people. People can live a peaceful life without any disputes and with courage because of the presence and services of advocates. Thus advocates contribute to the building of a good society. The extinction and survival of a society are in the hands of advocates, she said and requested all the legal professionals to respect their profession and not to mislead the court and try not to delay in getting justice to the people.
Prof. Umesh, Principal, JSS Women’s’ College, Kollegal, presided over the programme. “For the want of money and power a few advocates are taking up cases on behalf of criminals who are facing charges like rape. I feel very sad when I see this,” he lamented. Instead, they should ensure that the criminals are penalised and work help the innocent people to get justice. Thus they should involve in correcting society. A safe society can be seen when this happens. The majority of today’s advocates are performing their duty honestly, he opined.
Smt. Mamatha, Sri Basavadatta Mahadevaprasad, Convenor of Red Cross Forum, and Smt.Vani, Forum Convenor were present.
Smt. Nirmala Madhusudan, Advocate, speaking at the special lecture programme on the topic “Role of Advocates in building a good society is vital” held at the JSS Women’s College in Kollegal. Sri Basavadatta Mahadevaprasad, Smt. Mamatha, Prof. Umesh, Principal and Smt. Vani are seen in the picture.
Prof. Umesh, Principal, JSS Women’s College, Kollegal, speaking at the special lecture programme. Sri Basavadatta Mahadevaprasad, Smt. Mamatha, and Smt. Vani are seen in the picture.
Teachers and students who were present in the programme.
Suttur, December 21, 2019: The Bhandavya-2019, two-day Inter-District Special Children Sports Meet was flagged off in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, at Suttur Srikshetra today.
In her address Kum. Ramya, International Para-athlete opined that “Special children possess special qualities. It is the duty of all of us to identify their potential and bring them to the mainstream. Let us all notice the capabilities of special children and try to mainstream them.”
In his blessings, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji appreciated the efforts of Rotary Midtown in organising the sports meet. Appreciating the presence of parents along with their children at the event, he said, “All of you have come out of your houses to attend the sports meet. If we feel the place where we stay like our own house we get happiness. It also makes the event successful. I wish all of you participate in the sports meet happily, he said.
About 600 special children from seven districts and 150 parents are taking part in this sports meet. This event is being organised by the Rotary Midtown, Mysuru, from the last 12 years continuously. Especially the event is being organised in Suttur for the third time consecutively. Several sports and games will be held in various categories including wheelchair events. First, second and third prizes will be distributed for the winners, along with team championship. A certificate and prize will be given to all the participants.
International Para-athlete Kum. Ramya P. Shanmugam, Assistant Governor Raghavendra, Zone-7, Rotary District-3181, Smt. Anuradha Nandakumar, Innterwheel Chairman, Manoj Kumar, President, Rotary Midtown and Sulaiman Seth, Secretary and members were present.
The inaugural programme commenced with a parade, followed by oath-taking, lighting the sports torch, in the presence of the dignitaries.
Free boarding and lodging facilities have been arranged for all the participants at the Suttur Srikshetra, with the blessings of Paramapujya Swamiji.
Inaugural function of Bhandavya – 2019, Sepcial children sports meet, at Suttur Srikshetra.
From Left to Right, on the dais Sri Vasanth Kumar Shetty, Secretary, SAKAADA, Sri Sulaiman Seth, Secretary Rotary Midtown, Sri Manoj Kumar, President, Rotary Midtown, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Sri Raghaendra, Assistant Governor, Zone-7, Rotary District-3181, Smt. Anuradha Nandakumar, Innerwheel Chairman, Kum. Ramya, P. Shanmugam, International Para Athlete, Sri Vishwanath, Chairm, Bhandavya and athletes from other districts, seen with the sports torch.
Suttur, December 20, 2019: “Values like contentment and humanity are declining day by day among humans and as a result, the society is being ruined,” opined former Lokayukta and former Justice of the Hon’ble Supreme Court Sri N. Santosh Hegde.
He participated in a special lecture and interaction programme held at the JSS Residential School, in Suttur, on December 20, 2019. Addressing the students he said, “While the Jeep scam of the 1950s was around Rs. 51,000, the amount of the recent tollgate coal scam is more than Rs. 1,76,000 crore! It appears development is happening in the form of scams where the number of zeros is increasing,” he lamented.
“One of our former Prime Minister had said that due to height of corruption only 15 paise in a rupee is reaching the beneficiary. Development will not happen where there is greed. Corruption has rooted deeply in the pillars of our constitution like legislation and executive. Sometimes I feel even the most important pillar of our constitution, the judiciary is also on the wrong path due to delay in reaching out justice to the people. Whereas the fourth pillar, the Press/Media also has started receiving bribes and presenting news accordingly. In such a condition who will develop the country?,” he questioned and advised the students to inculcate values like contentment and humanity.
Later he interacted with the students. Replying to a question by one of the students who asked why there is no retirement age for politicians, he replied, “No country on this earth has fixed retirement age for politicians with an objective that let the country get the benefits of the long experience of politicians. The politicians should not use the students for their benefit. It is not possible to prevent corruption only by law, youth should make their mind. Nobody should take law in their hands. The court will punish the criminals, not the officials. But at the same time an innocent person should not be penalised,” he opined.
In his address, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji observed that when every person starts questioning their inner souls as they do in public we can find improvement. “Instead of talking ourselves that time has become very bad, we should introspect ourselves whether it is the time or ourselves who have become bad. When every person tries to be honest, the number of corrupt people decreases by that number,” he opined.
Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore expressed his view that corruption is deep-rooted in the government sector. “I feel surprised when I see people who make recommendations to get a government job despite knowing that the salary is less. The students should understand that education is not just to earn a government job. We can see change in this society only when we adopt values,” he said.
Sri S.P. Udayashankar, Administrative Officer, Dr. Arun Balamatti, Head, JSS ICAR KVK, Sri G.L.Tripurantaka, Sri Veerabhadraiah, Dr. M.C. Nataraj, Sri K.V. Rao, Sri G. Shivamallu, Sri B.M. Siddappa, and Smt. C.P. Nirmala, Heads of various departments of the JSS Residential School, Suttur, were present.
Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by the school students. While Sri Andaiah Shiruru welcomed, Sri Mahadevaprasad gave a vote of thanks and Sri L. Tripurantaka compered.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sri N. Santosh Hegde addressing the students during a special lecture and interaction programme held at the JSS Residential School, in Suttur. Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji and Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore are seen in the picture.
Suttur, December 17, 2019: The ICAR-JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra (KVK), Suttur, in association with the ICAR Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Bengaluru; Extension Education Society (EES) and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had jointly organised a three-day International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development (eSARD 2019), from December 14-16, 2019, at Suttur, in Mysuru District. The conference was organised in commemoration of the Silver Jubilee Year of JSS KVK, which was established in 1994, by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General, ICAR, New Delhi, in the divine presence of His Holiness Paramapujya Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, present Pontiff of Suttur Math.
In his inaugural address, Dr. A.K. Singh expressed his view that the existing technologies and mechanisms were not sufficient to double the income of farmers. He called upon the extension scientists to find innovative approaches and methodologies for the transfer of technologies, to augment the farmers’ income.
He opined that ICAR has developed 45 integrated farming system models, which are suitable for different agro-climatic zones and the farmers need to adopt them. He also stressed on the need of extension researchers to work on climate-resilient agriculture holistically. Further, he stressed upon them to assess appropriate technologies to suit the location specificity and provide suitable feedback to the research system.
Presiding over the function, Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Director, Rural Development, JSS MVP spoke about the need of strengthening agriculture research and extension for the effective transfer of technologies.
Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture Science, Bengaluru, participated as the chief guest and spoke on the importance of quality seeds for enhanced agriculture productivity. Chief Guest Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha appreciated the 25th year of work by JSS KVK for the betterment of the farming community.
During the programme, conference abstracts and publications of JSS ICAR KVK were released. Former Vice Chancellors, Directors of Extension and Research, and Professors who rendered yeoman service to the farming community were felicitated.
Prof. H. Philip, President, Extension Education Society, Coimbatore, spoke on the importance of the conference.
Dr. M.J. Chandregowda, Director, ATARI, welcomed the guests and delegates.
The three-day International Conference included deliberations on agricultural research and extension systems and approaches, extension education and extension research, evolving institutional innovations, digital and conventional media, value-chain and market-led extension and gender and youth perspectives in education, research, and development.
More than 200 delegates participated in the inaugural programme. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Arun Balamatti, Senior Scientist and Head, JSS ICAR KVK, Suttur.
Pic caption: Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General, ICAR, New Delhi, inaugurating the three-day International conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development, organised by the ICAR JSS KVK, in Sutur.
Dr. Devaraj, Medical Officer, JSS Hospital, Mysuru, flagged off the ‘Say No to Plastic’ campaign, organised by the NCC Land Army unit of the JSS High School, Suttur, as part of the Govt. of India’s ‘Swachh Pakvad’ campaign, in Suttur, on December 11, 2019. Headmasters Sri G. Shivamallu, Smt. C.P. Nirmala and Smt. Lakshmi were present. The NCC Cadets visited all the shops in the village and requested the shopkeepers, customers and villagers not to use plastic.