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
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.
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
More about DGNNC at:
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.
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
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
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
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
“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.
conducting “Rotary Idol
2014”, the singing
competition is inspired by the
popular Amerian Idol &
Indian Idol contests.
More details of the event at:
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.
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
Ÿ Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have
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
Ÿ The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information
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.
as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to
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
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.
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
G e n e r a l
than 20 years,
and their friends
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
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
happening in the coming
months. Your support and
contributions are extremely
important for the success of these events.
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…
Rtn. T.N. Mohan Kumar
Rtn. R.S. Vishwanath
Wedding Anniversary Wishes
Rtn. Satish Babu
1. Is it the TRUTH ?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all