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  1. 1. Vol. : 33 Issue : 17 Date : 30-10-2013 Pages : 04 NAB INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE BLIND AND DEAF – A brief introduction The Training Centre admitted its first batch of Trainees in 1989-90 entered 24th year of its activities during the year 2013-14. Visually Impaired and Hearing Impaired Boys and Girls, candidates of Karnataka domicile in the age group of 17 to 25 years who have passed S.S.L.C are eligible for admission at this Centre. Visually Impaired candidates need to know the knowledge of Kannada and English Braille and Hearing Impaired candidates need know the Sign language to qualify. The management of this Centre is with the National Association for the Blind , Karnataka Branch , Bangalore and are serving the visually challenged since 37 years. NAB received State Award during the year 2004 for their Noble Services. The programs are spread over various regions of Karnataka. The training centre trained visually impaired trainees during first 6 years & later started to train Hearing impaired. Girl candidates were give admission from 12th year. Each trainee is given Rs.250/- as stipend provided the candidate is present for the entire month. The Training Course consists of working on Lathe , Power Hacksaw , Drilling Machine , Shearing Machine , Fly Press, Filing and Fitting Jobs, Plastic Injection Moulding, Basic Electricals, Recaning of Chairs , Mat Making, Screen Printing and Welding . The trainees are getting better placement opportunities as the program is recognized by the Board of Technical Education and also by SCVT Government of Karnataka. The centre has trained a whopping number of 469 candidates & boasts an impressive 75% placements for its trained candidates in Public and Private Sectors. Smt. Parvathi Ponnappa , Convenor and Members of Sri Sai Seva Samithi , Vijayanagar , Mysore has been providing free mid day meals to the trainees for the past 24 years. Rotary Club of Mysore Mid Town is supporting the cause by giving Rotary Awards since 15 years. Midtown in association with IAMAS has been conducting adventure programs to visually challenged and hearing impaired trainees for past 11 years. Chief guest for the day – Dr.G.Balaji When someone states his objective as “Be a good social researcher and model teacher and also to serve in organizations which provide working atmosphere and progressive growth”, one would appreciate the thought. The thought would definitely multiply by many folds for the fact that the stated objective is that of a person who is blind. A real life inspiration to all and a person who comes with contagious optimism - today's chief guest Dr.Balaji. Dr.Balaji has a string of degrees to his credit, the list includes- M.A in Political Science, Ph.D, NET, Diploma in NET, Diploma in Kannada & Diploma in Women's studies & UGS SRF. Dr.G.Balaji was born in early 70's to Sri.V.Gopalakrishna & Smt.Sushilamma with visually challenged elder sister and an elder brother as siblings. He is married to Prof.Harinakshi who works in Computer Science department at. St.Philomena's College. The couple is blessed with daughter Ganga Bhavani. A multi lingual with Telugu as his mother tongue, he is interested in reading, writing, music, play writing and also takes part in sports activities. He worked for a couple of years as Lecturer at Sarada Vilas Law College, then became a honorary Lecturer in Department of Political Science at University of Mysore. He then became a UBC scholar at DOS Political Science in University of Mysore. He is currently a professor of Political Science at Government first grade college in Kuvempunagar and also as a honorary lecturer at Farooqia dental & Pharmacy college where he teaches “Indian Constitution”. He has given guest lectures at various colleges. He has presented many paper including “Judiciary V/s Corruption in India” at recently held Political science conference. Dr.Balaji was conferred with UGC fellowship in 1996, he was the first runner up of Mr.Mysore University organized by Mass Media communication at Mysore University. He bagged the “Uttam Shikshak” award in 2010 instituted by government of Karnataka. He was adjudged as the best director & best actor award in inter college drama competition by Mysore Dasara Exhibition. He even got “Namma Chetana” award by Mysore Women foundation among many other recognitions. An inspiration to all, Midtown is pleased to welcome chief guest of the day Dr.G.Balaji.
  2. 2. ‘DGNNC’ news PP.Rtn.Raghavendra was proposed for DGNNC from Midtown and the board of directors unanimously accepted & nominated Rtn.Raghavendra.S for the District Governor Name Nominating Committee. More about DGNNC at: http://www.rotary3180.org/admin/articles/details_for_dgnnc.pdf Rtn.Aiyanna on AIR Rtn.Aiyanna was on AIR (100.6 hz) in a program “Chappaale”. He respresented Mysore Handball association in the capacity of Joint Secretary. Rtn.Aiyanna spoke impressively about the sport and elaborated on the tournament that the association conducted recently. Training for teachers at RMA Rtn.M.S.Raghu gave training session to RMA teachers on 26th Oct 2013. The session was highly appreciated by the teachers. RCC News Congratulations!!! Dr.Chytra Anand, daughter of Innerwheel Midtown President Ms.Uma Anand has won the 2nd Best Film Award at the Cannes International Aesthetic Film Festival, France , held on the 27th and 28th of September 2013 for the film “Pujari Umaa Shankar”. Dr Chytra Anand, the Director of Kosmoderma received the award won in the Practitioner category. Based on the real life story of the patient Pujari Umaa Shankar at Kosmoderma Clinic, the film was written and adapted for the screen and directed by Abhinav Kamal and Jyotirmoy Barman and produced by Kosmoderma Skin, Hair and Lasers Clinic, Bangalore. The Cannes International Aesthetic Film Festival is an event within the event. It is meant to broadcast and reward the best aesthetic medical films across the globe. Midtown extends heartiest congratulations to Dr.Chytra & the entire team!!! Debate competition feedbacks “It was a truly memorable experience, one that I will never forget and will always cherish. The event was very well organised and we were taken care of right from when we checked in to campus the evening prior to the event” -Aliasgar Saeed, Welingkar College “The event organised by the Rotary club in association with SDMIMD and the Bhagwan family was really educative and constructive not only from a student point of view but even as a spectator. It gave us an opportunity to learn and put forward our opinions about politics and the society as a whole” -Bhagyashree Bhandary, St.Joseph's College of Business Administration “After this event, I feel more confident, inspired and motivated. The different views struck a chord with the purpose that was mysteriously assigned- To bring out the shapers of future India. With motivation from a Bhagwan family member who kept his hand on my head and said – 'You are good, that is the sole reason why you are here', I know that all it takes to be successful is a positive mindset. Being recognized as the Best Lady Speaker was the cherry on the cake. Indeed, this day has been etched in memories for ever.” - Mythri Shenoy - 3rd prize winner Rotary Idol 2014 Vinyas RCC donated wheel chair to Physically Challenged and also multiple disabled Ms. Sangeetha. The distraught family appreciated the support. The father of the beneficiary is well known for his collection of antique lanterns & lamps. RI.Dist.3190 is conducting “Rotary Idol 2014”, the singing competition is inspired by the popular Amerian Idol & Indian Idol contests. More details of the event at: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryIdol2014
  3. 3. Best Industrialist Award The distinguished speaker of the day was Mr.D.K.Venugopalan who was awarded with the prestigious “Best Industrialist “of Mysore city. Rtn. Dr. M.N Bheemesh , Assistant Governor presented the award on behalf of Rotary Midtown. He introduced Mr.D.K Venugopalan as a man who has achieved success with integrity and said that age is no bar for tasting success and gave the examples of Mr.Jamsedji Tata who built the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel at Mumbai after being denied entry to a “Whites only” Hotel. Another example was Nirma soaps whose owner started off as a salesperson. He opined “Success is when signature becomes autograph”. Vocational Service Director Rtn.N. Narendra brought to our notice that Bosch has acknowledged the excellent performance of Shashwati Plastics and the client list included major auto players in the country. A relative of Mr.Venugopalan took the stage and said that he had strived very hard to contribute to the community and went about his job with “Shradda” and “Manaviyate”. He not only practiced Ayurveda but also Reiki and has been able to successfully de-addict many workers with alcohol addiction through his counselling. Mr.D.K.Venugopalan was modest about his achievements and added that he enjoyed the 15 year association with his partner Mr Keshav at Shashwati Plastics. He said “Only Humans do business but better humans can do better business”. Compassion at work and keeping things simple played a major role in the success of Shashwati plastics adding that there was no form of policing of the workforce. He thanked his family and friends in general, his wife in particular for their contribution. He also acknowledged an invisible force helping him in his endeavors. He concluded his short and inspiring talk by encouraging everybody to “strive to give back to the society what we have received form it at least in equal measures if not more”. Rtn.R.Vishwanath proposed the vote of thanks and was at his humorous best. -Rtn.Dr.Pramod Gubbi Anoo's 50th Birthday bash Cool Facts About the Human Body Ÿ Scientists say the higher your I.Q. The more you dream. Ÿ The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. Ÿ You use 200 muscles to take one step. Ÿ The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man. Ÿ Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three. Ÿ A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands. Ÿ A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. Ÿ The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. Ÿ The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ The Nandoos celebrated 50th Year of Ann.Anuradha Nandakumar in their signature style on Sunday. Midtown families and the glitterati of Mysore were treated with a scrumptious Sunday lunch. The “Holige oota” was an ideal way to celebrate the occasion. Live music was a treat and many Midtowners were seen enjoying the light music. Rtn.Harish gave a cameo appearance and interviewed people bringing out their opinions on Ann.Anuradha. Rtn.Nandoo, annettes Nishant & Nimisha were seen busily interacting with guests. Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ as the Encyclopedia Britannica. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach. The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair. There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet. At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, and they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
  4. 4. Practical Innovation Rotary Information The FiLIP smartwatch is a combination childlocator and limited communication device, designed to help parents and children stay in touch. Created as part of an agreement between Filip technologies and AT&T, the watch's features include location detection, voice calling and direct messaging from the parent to the child. An app on the parent's smartphone controls the FiLIP, which can be preset with five trusted contact numbers. The watch can also be programmed with Safe Zones, triggering an alert if the child leaves a designated area, and includes an Intelligent Emergency procedure that the child can activate by pressing a button for three seconds. Once triggered, the Emergency system will send a text to the parents, active an automatic location beacon and call each of the five programmed contacts until someone answers. By John Hewko, Rotary International G e n e r a l Secretary For more than 20 years, Rotary members and their friends have worked tirelessly to keep our promise to the world's children to eradicate polio. We're almost there, but as in any race, the last mile is the hardest. To honor those who strive to reach this historic goal of eradicating a disease for only the second time in history, I will again be joining Rotary members in the Tucson, Arizona, area on 23 November to raise money for Rotary's Polio Plus Program by riding 111 miles in El Tour de Tucson. More details at: Midtowners, gear up for mega projects. Meaningful program “Samartha” and Midtown's flagship event now renamed “Bhandavyotsava” are happening in the coming months. Your support and contributions are extremely important for the success of these events. Birthday Wishes http://blog.rotary.org/2013/10/24/miles_to_ endpolio/#more-3350 Rotary Quiz What was the profession of Paul Harris a)Doctor b)Accountant c)Lawyer d)Engineer Answer : c) Lawyer. Paul Harris was an Attorney Mega Projects coming soon… Next Week Rtn. T.N. Mohan Kumar 31st October Rtn. R.S. Vishwanath 31st October Please Attend Wedding Anniversary Wishes Rtn. Satish Babu 3rd November 1. Is it the TRUTH ? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?