1. Issue : 10 Volume : 32 5-09-2012 Pages -4 Present sir ! Mr. M.Prakash is an ideal teacher who is inspired by Swami Vivekananda. 20 years ago he started his school Vivekananda Educational Institution under a small banyan tree. Today it is a full-fledged institution with 3000 students and provides employment to around 150 people. He is an exception to the statement “The young are irresponsible and leave CD villages, looking for greener pastures in cities”. While he could have taken up a good job and settled in Mysore, he chose going back to his home town Bannur, to set up an educational institution. Today, children from all over the state seek admissions to this school. Even children from Mysore are enrolling at this school which by itself speaks about its reputation.Mr. Prakash maintains simplicity and honesty in all his deeds. He says that he willmake a good citizen out of any child enrolled to this school. Children should not growup on a bed of roses but must realize the hardships to life. Following this idea,l allstudents and teachers of this institution sleep only on straw mats and wake up at4:30 in the morning to start their day. Mr. Prakash is a role model to all of them whofollows these rules. It is rare to see such a simple, humble, modest and honestteacher. It is an honour to have such a teacher amongst us on this “Teachers Day”.We welcome you Sir.Guru Brahma- Guru Vishnu-Guru Devo MaheshwaraA ll that we achieve in life is because of our Academy”, it is a special day to encourage, teachers. Some of them are formally motivate and honour the teachers who are the designated as teachers in schools, colleges guiding light for the hundreds of students studying and universities while others as here. Every year Rotary and Inner Wheel members parents, guides and role models. jointly conduct various programmes for these In India 5th September is teachers. This year too, we are having one such CARDIAC CAMP celebrated as Teaches Day as a mark of tribute to the memorable event at RMA. contribution made by Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as teachers to the society. It is bridges over which they invite their students to the birthday of a great teacher cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully D r . S a r v a p a l l i collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of Radhakrishnan, who was a their own. Thus begins the cycle. staunch believer of education, and was the well-known Most of us end up with no more than five or six diplomat, scholar, President of people who remember us. Teachers have India and above all a Teacher. thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.We at Rotary never fail to recognize the bestteachers of our society. As Rotary Midtown has its HAPPY TEACHERS DAY !!!own educational institution “Rotary Midtown
2. President’s MessageDear Friends, THIRD EYE VIEW by sini My school days are still fresh in my mind. I am very good at miming and imitating. On Teachers’ Day I used to imitate all my teachers and they used to be amazed because it was like they were looking at Lets all wish our gurus at Midtown and at themselves in the mirror. Now the skill has worn offRMA a very ‘Happy Teachers Day’. Its really nice to and I can’t do it to perfection unless somebody treatsknow that all of you are trying out your culinary me to fellowship and make the inner devil in me wakeskills. Chairman Aiyanna is all geared up to make up. My teachers have been a great influence on methis ‘Men’s Cook Out’ event a total family and even today I consider my friends as teachers inentertainer. my day to day life as I am learning a lot of things from This month being the new generation them. Still more to learn. Byemonth. We have planned a lot of activities for theyouth. Cheers!!! Today lets welcome a great teacher whostarted his school under a banyan tree which hasgrown to a full fledged college with 3000 students. Test for Dementia Lets invite the epitome of patience andsimplicity Sri. Prakash from ‘Vivekananda Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question.Shikshana Samsthe’, Bannur. You have to answer them instantly. You cant take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK? Vishu Lets find out just how clever you really are.... Ready? GO!!! First Question: You are participating in a race. You HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farooq overtake the second person. What position are you in? Answer: If you answered that you are first, then E you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second Azam person, you take his place, so you are second! 9 September Try not to screw up next time. Now answer the second question, but dont take as much time as you took for the first one, OK? WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Second Question: If you overtake the last person, then you are...? Harish Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you 10 September & Amitha overtake the LAST person? Youre not very good at this, are you? NEXT WEEK IN MIDTOWN Third Question: Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This ROTARY AMARAVANI AWARD must be done in your head only .Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it. Take 1000 and add 40 to it. RCL Hall, JLB Road. Now add another 1000. Now add 30.Add another 1000. Date : 12.09.2012, Time : 6.30 pm Now add 20. Now add another 1000Now add 10. What is the total?...... Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. If you don’t believe it, check it with a calculator! 1. Is it the TRUTH ? Today is definitely not your day, is it? Maybe 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS ? youll get the last question right.......Maybe. 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ? Fourth Question: Mary’s father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the Q uiz Q.: Where is the world head quarters of fifth daughter? …… Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isnt. Rotary International? Her name is Mary. a) New York b) London c) Seoul d) Illinois Read the question again! Okay, (Last week’s answer : 60 %) Now the bonus round: A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself Today’s tea hosted by to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants? Rtn. arun shenoy He just has to open his mouth and ask...Its really very simple.... Like you! Courtesy: Rtn. Dr.Prahlad
3. Papa Cooking! Don’t worry, Mama will fix it. T he war of words has already begun on facebook even before the actual gang war with fire. Yes, Rotary Midtown is all set to break its own fellowship record of Masthalli with “Mens Cooking Day out”. 16th September is the D-Day for all the men folk who are going to try their hands at what their wives have been doing all these years. They are going to cook to compete against each other while Anns and Annets get a chance to play the critic for a change.Teams have already been formed and the preliminary works have begun for the jolly day. Be there tocheer for your favourite team.Prestige Cookers Thonda’s Thadka Venky’s Kitchen Mysore Maharajas Prahlad Umesh Venky Mohan Bheemesh Balu Raghu MS Farooq Gopinath Sundar Alagappan Gururajan Venkatesh CP Srinivasan KN Ramesh NarendraBabu Krishna Rajesh Darla Rajesh Nagi Rajendra Vijay Kumar Ravindranath Naveen Balaji Gangesh Shyamanur Rakesh Chat Express Hydrabadi Nawabs Loot & Scoot Kafe Krooks Harish Srinivas Kumaranna Sulaiman Raaghu Pavithran Chengappa Srivatsa Dr. Raghu Azeez Sanjay Ashok Milton Sambasivan Wajid Nandoo Gopal Mike Aftab Arun Naveen Manjunath Rangaraj Pradeep Ganesh Narasimha Manoharlal Narendra Nalpack F Q: Why dont they have any toilet paper in KFC? A: Because its finger licking good! Bhanu O Q: Why is it called "Fast Food"? A: Its called "fast" food because youre supposed to eat it really Satish Ravi Mams O fast. Otherwise, you might actually taste it. Srinivas MN D Q: Why did the man climb to the roof of the fast food restaurant? Salil Das A: They told him the meal was on the house! Amarlal Q: Would octopus make a good fast food? Ramki J A: You must be squidding! Solanki Manikam O Q: What did the hamburger say to the pickle? A: Youre dill-icious! FIRE burnt K Q: When can a hamburger marry a hot dog? HOT E A: After they have a very frank relationship! ty A iyo o Sal S Q: How do you make a hamburger smile? A: Pickle it gently!
4. News in Brief ROTARY INFORMATION INNER WHEEL Soft skill trainer Ann Chandrika Raghu was the speaker at Rotary West Club on 4th September evening. She inspired and moulded the audience with her talk on “Meaning of Soft Skills”. Perseverance and dedication are qualities that both Paralympic athletes and Rotarians use to reach their goals. CONGRATULATIONS !!! To highlight this common bond, British RotariansRtn. Gangesh has been used the excitement surrounding the opening dayelected as the Secretary of the of the 2012 Paralympic Games on 30 August toprestigious Cosmopolitan Club rally government dignitaries from the Unitedof Mysore. Kingdom and Pakistan to raise funds for Paralympic athletes and Rotary’s PolioPlus program. GURU MAMA “We wanted to celebrate the achievements of Rtn. M.S.Raghu will be these amazing athletes and Rotary’s hard work s p e a k i n g o n ‘ E ff e c t i v e towards polio eradication,” says Judith A. Teaching’ to Vice principals of Diment, PolioPlus national advocacy adviser for all Navodaya schools across the UK and a member of the Rotary Club of the country at RIMSE on 8th Windsor St. George, England. “Both groups have September 2012, between persevered through great odds to be where we’re9.15am to 11.30am and at Somani college, at today.”Kuvempunagar between 12.00noon & Rotary International, in association with1.30pm. UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the British Pakistan Foundation, and the Global YOUNG BALAKRISHNAN Poverty Project, sponsored the garden party in London attended by more than 100 people,Midtown had organised lecture cum including five Paralympic athletes, three of whominteraction session on RTI Act and its are polio survivors.application by Mrs. Savitha The event raised thousands of dollars forR a n g a n a t h a n d PolioPlus and the Pakistani ParalympicRtn.P.S.Balakrishnan on Committee and advocated for a polio-free world.September 1st, 2012 at Wajid Shamsul Hasan, the High Commissioner ofSomani Degree College. Pakistan to the United Kingdom, praised Rotary’sMore than 128 students efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan and spokebelonging to BBM and about his government’s commitment to step upB’Com participated. A good resources to rid his country of the disease.number of case history were Diment said advocacy efforts have become morepresented where RTI Act important than ever, as funding shortages havehas helped to dig out the forced the Global Polio Eradication Initiativerequired information. Prof. Venugopal (GPEI) to cancel or scale back immunizationintroduced the guest speaker. Mrs. activities in high-risk countries, leaving moreGunavathi, lecturer of that college who children vulnerable to the disease.suggested that a ladies forum on RTI Act The GPEI launched an emergency action planshould be formed either at the college or earlier this year but is US$1 billion short of whatelsewhere and Rotary Mysore Midtown it needs in order to implement the plan throughshould take the initiative to train these 2013. Rotarians can help, Diment says, bywomenfolk, which has been endorsed by the lobbying their governments to commit funding foryoung at heart, Rtn. P.S.Balakrishnan. polio eradication and by spreading the word about the immense benefits of finally eliminating Brahmanda 2012 this crippling disease.Rtn. Raghavendra is the chairman for the “We must continue to reach out and put Rotary’sflagship event ‘Rotary Brahmanda 2012’. He effort in front of the opinion makers andalong with his co-chairman Rtn. Dr. Prahlad governments so they act in helping us achieve ouris making all arrangements to hold the goal of polio eradication worldwide,” saysprogramme this month. It is going to be an Diment.event which will benefit 300 students.