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  • 1. Vol. : 33 Issue : 28 Date : 15-01-2014 Pages : 04 Parivarthan-The Conference for a Change T he 44th district conference of RI district 3180- PARIVARTHAN took off in style on 10th January 15, 2014 at Silent Shores, Mysore. Being the hosts, the Rotarians of Mysore had lot of anxiety as the expectations were sky high. DG Gururaj and his conference committee chairmen had done meticulous preparations and Kudos to all of them. Nearly 2500 delegates descended in Mysore and they were in for 3 days extravaganza. 1st day programme was formal inauguration of the cultural event by Mr. Shankar Ashwath, son of late kannada film actor Ashwath, and he himself being good theatre personality was all in humility expressed his gratitude for inviting him to such a prestigious function. The district cultural competitions winners exhibited their talents and it was followed by dance exhibition by “Beyond Taalas”. Much was expected of this famous troupe however, lack of a proper anchor for the programme could not hold the audience to their seats sadly dancers performed to the empty chairs- could have been better planned. On second day i.e. 11th January, was the formal inauguration of the conference and our own Kalaakar Rtn. Harish had directed the event involving all the Presidents and their wives, the AG, the DG and other dignitaries were taken in a Mysore Darbar procession and our own Rtn. Vishwa was giving the commentary in his Amitabh Bacchan voice. “Paraks” were shouted and the Swami Brhmanandaji of Chinmaya mission formally inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. RIP representative PDG Rtn. Arun Sharma was present along with other dignitaries. Plenary session started in right earnest. “Joy of giving “by Sri. Gururaja Karjagi was really appealing and the story he told about the girl who shaves of her head to express her camaraderie with her friend who had cancer brought tears in many eyes. The talk on co-operation between governmental and nongovernmental organizations by Dr. Seetharam of SYVM was very lucid when he shared his experiences with the Govt. while working in SYVM. The talk on “For M-powerement bring out the W-power” by Smt. Vasanthi Hariprakash, a noted TV journalist was also impressive. So also is the talk on “Aim high” by Shri Ravishankar CEO of Aim High. Post lunch started with Tatva padagalu by Shri Basavalingaiah Hiremath and the much awaited talk by Master Hirrannaiah on “Samajika parivarthane” carried all the humour, masala typical of Hirrannaiah. The talk by Shanti Raghavan on employment of diffently abled persons in the society would have been better had she done her talk in English. Evening entertainment was a mega success as people enjoyed the melodies of Mysore sisters Lakshmi Nagaraj and Indu Nagaraj which went on for good 3hrs. Parallel entertainment at Chaitany Vihara- the house of friendship went on till midnight and the spirits were flowing freely. Third day i.e. 12th January being Birthday of Swami Vivekananda – started off with bhajans from Ramakrishna Vidyashala Students followed by talk by veteran speaker Dr. Prabhushankar. The talk on “ the youth's role in nation building “ by Dr. Niranjan Vanalli won many a hearts and the story he told of Ms. Arunima who lost her both the legs in a train mishap fighting the miscreants and who went on climb mt. Everest was really moving. RIP representative PDG Arun Sharma added his observations in three different settings and looked largely happy with the proceedings. Three day intellectual and cultural extravaganza came to an end finally. The food that was served all these three days needs a special mention. The menu was carefully selected, delicious and satisfied everybody. Well done Rtn. Ravindra Bhat , food committee chairman who was there through and through to supervise. Midtowners extended their helping hand in managing the non-veg counter. Congrats to conference committee chairman PDG. Rtn. Laxminarayan, PDG. Guru, chairman for programmes committee, our own Nandoo who had his expertise in almost all the areas and of course to all others who have done excellent job in making this event a grand success. Midtowners –numbering 58, thouroughly enjoyed and 25 of them have already booked for the next conference at Puttur where DGE Rtn. Bhaskar has planned to organize the conference and our own Rtn. Umesh has offered Five star Homestay accommodation. Three cheers…. -Rtn.Dr.Prahlad
  • 2. Congratulations!! Rtn. Dr. Ravindranath not only acquired a swanky Merc, he also added an MBA recently. Dr. Ravindranath completed the assigned project in distinction and got his MBA in Hospital management from A n n a m a l a i U n i v e r s i t y. Congrats Doc!!! Reminiscences of Bhandavyotsava-2014 Chairman of the successful community service project “Bhandavyotsava”, Rtn.R.S.Vishwanath recognized and felicitated all those involved in making the event successful. It was evident from the sentimental talk that Rtn.Vishwa is now ready for the next Bhandavyotsava. He was seen coaxing people to contribute more for the next edition of the meaningful project. Later, Midtown felicitated Rtn.Vishwa for his efforts in co coordinating the mega project. Photo gallery of Inaguration of cultural events by Shankar Ashwath SAKHYA-IW inter district ISO meet Performance by Beyond Taalas Ms Shanti Raghavan Samajika Parivarthane Joy of Giving by by Master Hirannaiah Gururaja Karjagi Dr. Seetharam talks on Evening entertainment-Culture partnership between with an International flavour 11 Presidents and AG of Zone 7 ready for a big entry NGOs & Govt Swami Brahmananda of Chinmaya Mission inaugurates DG starts the proceedings The new team of the District - 2014-15
  • 3. Tatva Rasanubhava by Basavalingayya Hiremath Service in Vivekananda's eyes by Prof Prabhushankara RIP Rep PDG Arun Sharma comments The Regal Ambience - Presidents of Zone 7 in royal attire and Anns with traditional kalashas Viveka Namana Lesson from Women in Epics by Roopa Venkatesh Swami Vivekananda's 150th birthday - song by Ramakrishna Ashram students The famous Nagaraj sisters - Lakshmi and Indu - at their recital Parivarthan Conference Committee
  • 4. Practical Innovation Rotary Information A new earlydetection test for malaria does not require a blood sample, and instead detects the presence of the disease by listening for it. The team, from Rice University, based the method on the presence of hemoozion, a nanoparticle produced inside the red blood cell by the malaria parasite. They found that subjecting the homozoin to a short wave laser pulse will cause it to create a short-lived, vapor nanobubble that will emit a signature sound when it pops. This sound can be picked up by a sensitive acoustic device, allowing the disease to be detected in the early stages without the need to draw blood or use a reagent. Additionally, once the device is fully developed it will not even require a medical professional to carry out the testing. The new device was able to detect a single malaria-infected cell among a sample of one million healthy cells, with no false positive. RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucious who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness." "There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California. "The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan. https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/ Rotary Quiz More details at: huang-encourages-club-members%E2%80%98light-rotary%E2%80%99 CONDOLENCES Q: Who said that Rotary was the greatest power for peace next to the UN? a) General Dwight Eisenhower  b) Tom Benson  c) Romulo d) Chuck Keller Mr.S.Mahadevu, brother of Rtn.Kumarswamy passed away on 15th Jan 2014. May the departed soul rest in peace. Answer : Option A Birthday Wishes Next Week Club Assembly conducted by Rtn. Dr. M. N. Bheemesh, Assistant Governor, Zone-7 Rtn. Sunanda Patra th 20 Jan Rtn. B. K. Gangesh 22nd Jan nd Date : 22 Jan 2014 Time : 06.30pm Please Attend 1. IsittheTRUTH? 2. IsitFAIRtoallconcerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. WillitbeBENEFICIALtoallconcerned?