Issue : 8 Volume : 32 22-08-2012 Pages -4 66 th Independence Day Celebration respective house coloured flags. The dignitaries later went to admire the tableaux set up by the children with the help of teachers, which depicted the problems faced by India such as child labour, over population, dowry deaths, deforestation etc. Inner Wheel president, Mrs. Anupama Ravindranath adjudged the best tableau and the group proceeded to the indoor auditorium to witness the skillful presentations of the students. President Rtn. Vishwanath welcomed the guests and the children spoke about the significance of the freedom struggle and the Independence Day in English, Kannada and Hindi. The children also spoke about the first citizen, the President of India, and the mode of electing the President. The class toppers were recognized by the Inner Wheel sisters and the chief guest gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions. Dr. Niranjana Vanalli was overwhelmed by the information covered by the students in their speeches and went on to add that most of us are born after independence and we have to be thankful by remembering the freedom struggle ofT he Independence Day celebrations at Rotary Midtown Academy were filled with patriotic fervour among the students and staff of the school and all those present. Chief guest Dr.Naranjana Vanalli was led by the melodious school CARDIAC CAMPband to the flag post to hoist the national flag. Thechief guest unfurled the tri-colour with the singing ofthe National Anthem, which was followed by themarch past led by the group captains with their our forefathers in giving us a free nation. Our country has got its independence, but there are many countries which are still ruled by dictators. He narrated his experience of how we realize the true value of freedom, especially when we are in another country. But today, do we have the real freedom our forefathers dreamt of? We are not able to walk freely, unafraid of chain snatching incidents or even celebrate a friends birthday party, without the fear of attack in the name of moral policing. The present generation should strive for this real Continued on page 2....
P R E S I D E N T ’S THIRD EYE VIEW by sini Message When change began in the world of communication we Thank you very much for were happy. The revolution took us from rotary to push participating in large numbers for button phones, cordless phones, digital phones, cell the Independence Day phones and what not? As man is becoming more celebrations, specially dressed for intricately connected, his relationship with information the occasion at RMA. is changing in a fundamental way. The incident at Assam leading to the exodus of people from the northeast from many parts of India following rumors sheds light on the I would like to congratulate the changing nature of our engagement with information management and staff of RMA for the and the new anxieties that surround its use and abuse. wonderful parade, especially the band formations. The sudden exodus from the northeast from many Indian cities is almost entirely the result of a surfeit of I thank Rtn. Bhanuchandran for conducting information, the multiplication of motivated rumour by ‘Career Guidance’ programme for the students of social media in the form of morphed pictures and videos. Mahajana High School. Even when the state uttered many assurances and politicians joined ranks, the rush to leave continued. The Lets gear up for the Zonal TRF seminar to be held power of unsubstantiated rumour is hardly a new on 26th at Rotary West Hall. phenomenon; it occurs in every riot, political scandal and once in a while when wild elephants enters Mysore Lets spend time with the elderly and seek their city. But here what we notice is that the role of the new blessings at the JSS old age home today. technology. My close friend is glued to TV & believes whatever he sees & hears on Tv9. I tried to reason & explain but in Vishu vain. His only answer is that they are saying it on TV and it has to be true & no other possible explanation. It is for us to use the technology in the right way and let us 66 th do it. Independence Cheers !!! Day Celebration......Continued from page 1freedom. He alsoadvised the children HAPPY BIRTHDAY Arunto excel in all different Shenoyfields and not justmedicine andengineering for the 28 August overall developme n t a n d WEDDING ANNIVERSARY prosperity o f t h e Farooq country. 28 August & Jabeen Principal, M r s . NEXT WEEK IN MIDTOWN Va n i t h a Bhatt gave BUSINESS MEET the vote of RCL Hall, JLB Road. thanks and Date : 29.08.2012, Time : 6.30 pm informedthe students that India was still in the 132nd placeout of 174 countries in its development and thechildren must work hard to bring our country to thenumber one position. The celebrations came to an 1. Is it the TRUTH ?end with the distribution of sweets. 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS ? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?The whole programme was meticulously plannedand executed. Every minor detail symbolized theoccasion including the breakfast which consisted of Q uiz Q.: The Rotary Foundation (TRF) was setwhite uppit, orange kesaribath, green uppit and flatvada (for chakra) symbolizing the National Flag. up in the year ........... ?Kudos to the organizing team… a) 1947 b) 1928 c) 1930 d) 1945 ....Lavanya (Last week’s answer : The Rotarian)
SUCCESSFUL PROJECTSWe had visited Makkala Mane on 18th July and One year old child Omkaraiah, was the 5thduring the visit the organization had requested for beneficiary under “Gift of Life project”, Matchingwhite uniforms and shoes to all the 27 inmates. As Grant #74139. The cheque of Rs. 75,000/- wasper their request the white uniforms were tailored handed over to the beneficiary, who underwentand delivered to them along with shoes, by the heart surgery at Apollo Hospital, by Internationalcommunity service director Rtn. Alagappan along Service director Rtn. Narendra Babu along with thewith president and club members on 14th August. president and club members on 17th Aug.Pos!t!ve + + Positive thinking is a mental attitude that ++ + admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a Th!nk!ng mental attitude that expects good and favourable results. Reproduced below is a story sent by Rtn. Alagappan...I remember my dad teaching me the power of language at a very young age. Not only did my dad understand that specific words affect our mental pictures, but he understood words are a powerful programming factor in lifelong success.One particular interesting event occurred when I was eight. As a kid, I was always climbing trees, poles,and literally hanging around upside down from the rafters of our lake house. So, it came to no surprise formy dad to find me at the top of a 30-foot tree swinging back and forth. My little eight year old brain didntrealize the tree could break or I could get hurt. I just thought it was fun to be up so high.My older cousin, Tammy, was also on the same tree. She was hanging on the first big limb, about ten feetbelow me. Tammys mother also noticed us at the exact time my dad did. About that time a huge gust of windcame over the tree. I could hear the leaves start to rattle and the tree begin to sway. I remember my dadsvoice over the wind yell, “Bart, hold on tightly.” So I did. The next thing I know, I heard Tammy screamingat the top of her lungs, lying flat on the ground. She had fallen out of the tree.I scampered down the tree to safety. My dad later told me why she fell and I did not. Apparently, whenTammys mother felt the gust of wind, she yelled out, “Tammy, dont fall!” And Tammy did fall.My dad then explained to me that the mind has a very difficult time processing a negative image. In fact,people who rely on internal pictures cannot see a negative at all. In order for Tammy to process thecommand of not falling, her nine year old brain had to first imagine falling, then try to tell the brain not todo what it just imagined. Whereas, my eight-year-old brain instantly had an internal image of me hangingon tightly.This concept is especially useful when you are attempting to break a habit or set a goal. You cant visualizenot doing something. The only way to properly visualize not doing something is to actually find a word forwhat you want to do. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
TION ROTARY MYSORE MIDTOWN RI Dist 3180 Cordially invites for the Zonal Seminar on TRF Rtn. S.Gururaj PROGRAMME District Governor Elect will inaugurate the Seminar & address on ‘Future Vision’ Rtn. Joseph Mathew 9:00 a.m RegistrationINVITA Asst. Governor, Zone VII will be the Guest of Honour 10:00 a.m Inauguration DGE Rtn.S.Gururaj Date: 11:15 a.m Break Sunday 26th August 2012 11:30 a.m Sessions Panelists Time: Rtn. M.S.Nanda Kumar 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m Rtn. P.K.Ramakrishna Venue: Rotary West Association Hall (Opp. Kamakshi Hospital) Saraswathipuram, Mysore 570009 Rtn. Dr. M.N.Bheemesh Rtn. R.S.Vishwanath Zonal Co-ordinator TRF (Zone VII) President Rtn. N.Narendra Babu Rtn. L.M.Manoj Kumar Director-International Services Secretary Rotary Information LONDON OLYMPICS 2012When it comes to increasing membership, one size doesnot fit all, says Manoj Desai of the Membership Blunders by CommentatorsDevelopment and Retention Committee. 1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is GregoriavaUnderstanding a region’s unique needs, customs, and from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during herhistoric trends can greatly enhance the ability of district warm up and it was amazing."leaders to bring in new members and retain existingones. 2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovelyThe RI Board of Directors recently approved thedevelopment of regional membership plans that take horse and I speak from personal experience since I oncethese differences into account. Most of these plans were mounted her mother."approved by the Board in May. Some regions are stilldeveloping their plans and will submit them to the Board 3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents,in November. especially my mother and father."District Governors for 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14will receive their region’s plan or be told the status of 4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, andtheir region’s plan by the beginning of their term. even some deaths in boxing, but none of them reallyBy using these plans as a starting point in drafting that serious."membership and retention goals, along with an actionplan to meet those goals, leaders will be better able tohelp RI meet the membership goal recently set by the 5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, IBoard: 1.3 million Rotarians by 30 June 2015. should think we can expect the same thing again."“Members are the lifeline of Rotary International,” saysDesai. “The chief benefit of these regional membership 6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and theplans is to make Rotary vibrant, have positive opposition doesnt like it. In fact you can see it all overmembership growth, and be the number one volunteer their faces.organization in future years.”The plans were created by a committee of Rotary leaders 7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isnt that nice,in each region, headed by the Rotary Director. Eachregion’s strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of thechallenges, were taken into account in setting targets. British crew."Many of the plans included recommendations.For example, India’s regional plan encourages all club 8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere.membership chairs to attend membership development Its like theyve got eleven Dicks on the field."seminars that will be created by Rotary coordinators anddistrict leaders. The plan sets a goal of 10 percent 9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy ismembership growth each year through 2015. playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife“In India, Rotary leadership has challenged all the takes out his balls and kisses them.. .......Oh my God,district leaders and they have accepted the challenge,” what have I just said?"says Desai. Courtesy: Rtn. Manickam