Mysuru, August 30, 2021: “Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji was a visionary and a socio-spiritual leader who strived for the all over development of humanity by spreading the importance of education across the globe,” opined Dr. L. Murugan, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Information, and Broadcasting.
He participated in the 106th Jayanthi Mahotsav of Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, and the inauguration function of ‘JSS Radio 91.2 FM’ – A Community Radio Station, held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, in the divine of His Holiness Parampujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, on August 29, 2021.
The Minister inaugurated the JSS Community Radio 91.2 FM Station and106th Jayanthi Mahtosav by lighting the lamp. In his address, he mentioned JSS Mahavidyapeetha as one of the biggest institution, which has earned a very reputed and respectable name in the field of social, cultural, and educational aspects. “The JSS Community Radio Station is yet another milestone towards serving the society,” he said. He hoped that the establishment of the radio station will fulfill the aspirations of Swamiji the way it is deemed to be.
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji in his blessings recalled the coincidence of the inauguration of JSS Radio Station on the auspicious day of the 106th Jayanthi celebration of Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, in the first college that was established by JSSMVP. “Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s contribution is not limited only to humanity but also in various other fields including education, art, culture, literature, music, etc. He was a great visionary, who followed the footsteps of his predecessors for the all over development of the society,” he added.
MLA and former Minister Sri S A Ramadas presided over the programme. In his address, he expressed his view that it is a proud moment as the JSS Radio Station was inaugurated exactly after a century, in a city that aired the very first radio station in the country. He also mentioned that the programs that will be broadcasted through the JSS Community radio are helpful to the entire community in and around Mysuru.
Sri Tanveer Sait, MLA, in his speech, mentioned it is a historical event. As a Mysurean he cited the examples of several institutions that have completed hundred years like the Mysuru Akashavani, University of Mysore, and KR Hospital. He also remembered the contributions of the Suttur Srimath in the field of education.
Prof. G Hemantha Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, in his address said that apart from education the institution is working towards the betterment of public health, all over development of rural society and upliftment of the vulnerable section. He felt that radio is a powerful tool in creating awareness among the people and ensure active participation of the community.
Smt. Sunanda Palanethra, Worshipful Mayor, Mysuru City Corporation, released the logo of JSS Radio Station. In her address, she said that she is blessed for giving her an opportunity to take part in the function as it is her first public program after taking charge of the office.
Sri A Venkateshwara, Director General, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, South Zone, released the JSS Radio 91.2 FM App.
MLAs L Nagendra, Sri M Shivanna, Dr. Bagadi Gowtham, District Commissioner, Mysuru, and Dr. C G Betrsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSSMVP were present on the occasion.
Prof B V Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the college welcomed the dignitaries and the invitees. Dr. H C Honnappa, Principal, proposed a vote of thanks.
Earlier the program commenced with an invocation by JSS Lalitha Kala Vrunda. Dr. S Suhas compered the programme.