Vol. : 33
Issue : 27
Date : 08-01-2014
Pages : 04
Reminiscences of Bhandavyotsava-2013
'BHANDAVYOTSAVA' - dream project of
mid town, friends the bondage or shall I
say the “Bhandavya” has improved
manifold amidst us. It was with all your
support that I was able to carry out the
mega Project smoothly. Looking at the
responses the idea of involving parents & teachers along
with their special children seems to have worked much
better than what we expected. It is indeed a herculean
task to set everything in place well before hand. In spite
of few moments of anxiety and initial setbacks, the smile
on their faces made us forget everything.
My sincere thanks to each and every one of you who lent
a hand to make this program a memorable one
Institutional Reporting- Media Workshop
4th Jan, 2014- Rotary Mysore Midtown in association
with Centre for Proficiency Development and Placement
Services (CPDPS), Mysore University, and Balodyana
Educational Society (BES) conducted a half-a-day
workshop for high school and primary school teachers
about “Institutional reporting”. Nearly 30 teachers from
various institutions in and around Jayanagar, Mysore
attended the workshop. They were given training
systematically in reporting of the events that occurs
inside the school both to the media and internally. The resource person was Prof. Niranjan Vanalil, Director,
CPDPS and the whole program was co-ordinated by Mr. Narendra. K. Secretary, Balodyana Educational
Society, who has been instrumental in revival of this oldest CBSE School in Mysore , which of late was
degenerating due to administrative problems. Rotary Midtown has also contributed to the upgrading of the
library facility of BES from its community service funds by the generous contribution of PP. Rtn. Alagappan.
Rtn. Aiyanna Community service director was present during the certificate distribution ceremony and took
care of the lunch for the delegates. Secretary, Rtn. Dr. K.A. Prahlad co-ordiated the project.
Rtn.Ravindra Babu got his Diploma in
journalism and is now enrolled for M.A in
journalism. Ravi Mams cleared the Diploma
exams in first class. Hearty congratulations. A
smiling, qualified journalist as editor of “About
Rtn.Manickam receiving “The Best Layer Farmer2013” award at Oberoi Trident, Hyderabad.
Congratulations to “Team - Megha Farms” for the
The much awaited District Conference is here. Elaborate final
arrangements are being made to ensure a lifetime experience.
Rotarians are in for a fantastic experience during the weekend.
Those who have not registered for the conference yet, can
contact President or Secretary and ensure on-the-spot
registration. For Innerwheel SAKHYA – inter district ISOs meet for
Goodwill & friendship will be held on 10th Jan 2013 at the same venue. Here is a glimpse of things lined up
at the District conference
10th Jan 2014 - Registration begins at 4pm. Cultural evening and entertainment follows (6pm to 9pm).
(for Innerwheel - SAKHYA – INTER DISTRICT ISOs MEET FOR GOODWILL & FRIENDSHIP)
11th Jan 2014 - Participants are requested to be seated before 8.30am for the inaugural session
Inaugural address “Asheervachana” by Swami Brahmanandaji
Plenary Session“Joy of Giving” by Mr.Gururaja Karajgi
“For M-powerment, bring out the W-power” by Ms.Vasanthi Hariprakash
“Relevance of PR for NGOs” by Mr.N.Ravishankar
“NGOs & Government – a productive partnership” by Dr.Seetharam
“Tatva Rasaanubhava” by Mr.Basavalingaiah Hiremath
“Persons with disability – a productive workforce” by Ms.Shanti Raghavan
“Saamajika parivarthane” by Master Hirannaiah
Entertainment programs (6pm to 9pm)
12th Jan 2014 - RIP Special Representative's address by PDG Rtn.Arun Sharma
“Desha kattuvudaralli yuvjanara paatra” by Dr.Niranjan Vanalli
“Women in Epics – lessons” by Ms.Roopa Venkatesh
(Conference ends by 1pm)
RI Rep PDG
Rtn. Arun Sharma
Dr. Seetharam M.R.
Mr. N. Ravishankar
Trainer “Aim High”
TV show host
Ms. Roopa Venkatesh
Dr. Niranjan Vanalli
First meeting of 2014
New year's resolutions, Das's 70 Birthday & Rotary Quiz
We all had ushered the New Year in our own happy ways and then attended the first weekly meeting of the
New Year. The meeting started at7 pm and then we all had the mother of all surprises by seeing Rtn. Harish
wearing the collar as President. Rtn.Raaghu's future vision of 30 years looked as though it had materialized
except that Rakesh Babu was not beside him. Rtn Harish handled the proceedings very well with the ease of a
seasoned President. I wonder what is stopping him from taking the coveted position. Rtn.Salil Das had
celebrated his 70th birthday and he was there with Ann Sabitha to share the joy of his happy life and also to share
with us the secret of living longer in married life. Even though many of us were not born or couldn't witness his
marriage we had the privilege of seeing Mr.& Mrs. exchanging garlands in front of us, except that lunch was not
served. Mr. & Mrs. Das shared with us some secrets and points for happy married life. Then came the time to
listen to the Rotarians and their New Year resolutions. First it was Rtn.Bheemesh and he said that he has to give
up his favourite GTR Masala Dosa due to the benefit of his health. Ramki expressed that he doesn't want to
aspire for Governorship and wanted Raaghu to take up the same. Raaghu was very happy in seeing his dream
come true in this New Year by looking at Rtn Harish as the President but also aspired that Rakesh should have
occupied Dr. Prahlad's chair.
Bond Manoj in his usual 007 style said that he wanted to quit smoking which was applauded by all the
members and they said in unison that we are with you. Farooq came on the dais and in support of Manoj told
that he was a chain smoker long back and one New Year resolution he made to quit it and till this day he has not
looked back. So he gave a piece of advice to Manoj that it was not difficult. Raju Baliga had made his resolution
of not using plastic bags and also to follow strictly the traffic rules and also supported Manoj in the matter of
smoking which he had quit last year. Rtn.Seenu said that the internet and the hi-tech communications is
distancing him from all his near and dear ones. So he has made a resolution not to Whatsapp, Gmail, Facebook
or Twitter his near and dear ones but to pick up the phone and talk to them.
Rock Babu said that his New Year resolution was to beat Rtn.Nagi in the game of Whatsapp, beat Rtn.Seenu
in the game of Corel and resolved that he will register for all conferences, conventions and all Rotary functions.
Rtn Vishwa, the towering personality wanted to take it easy in life and not push too much in search of material
wealth. It was a treat to listen to all the Rotarians and their resolutions and then came the ROCK TIME.
Rtn.Rakesh had arranged a quiz on Rotary knowledge and made the available Rotarians into 4 groups and
presented the quiz paper for competition. It was a brain whacking but fun and in the end group1 and group2
were tied with the same score and ultimately he had to toss a coin to decide the winner. The winner was the
Conclusion: Nice start for the New Year.
- Rtn. Srinivasan D
Annual day celebrations at RMA
In a glittering function, Rotary Midtown
Academy celebrated 5th Annual Day Function on
Friday (Jan 03,2014) at School premises in
Hootgalli. Chief Guest Rtn. S.Bhanuchandra
inaugurated the function. Rotary Midtown
Academy Chairman Rtn.A.R.Alagappan, Rotarians,
Innerwheel members, Principal Dr. Vanitha.K.Bhat
& Administrator Mr. Thimmaiah were present. SSLC
students of 2013 batch and teachers were honored
on the occasion followed by attractive cultural
show by the students of the academy.
The Sensegiz Star fitness monitor goes a
step beyond keeping track of your vitals—it
will also keep you safe by sending an alert if
you crash or fall down.
The Star can be clipped to a shirt or worn in
a wristband, where it will carry out the normal,
movement-tracking functions of standard
fitness monitors. But exercising, particularly
outdoors and off the beaten track, comes with
a risk of injury. To provide an added degree of
security, the Star is equipped with an
integrated crash/fall alert system. Its sensors
will recognize the forces that signal a crash or
fall, triggering the device to send an audible
alert to pre-determined contacts.
How your gift to The Rotary Foundation
changeslivesLeonor Fraser and other members of her
Rotary club arrived in Masaya, Nicaragua,
ready to deliver shoes to the elementary
schoolchildren and play with them.
It immediately became apparent that the
school, located near a diesel plant, had bigger
problems. The plant emitted pollutants into
the air, which made the children and teachers
lethargic, and the cracked building had no
sanitation facilities. Fraser had difficulty
breathing during her visit.
More info at: http://blog.rotary.org/
Q: The Rotary Foundation marked its
one-millionth Paul Harris Fellow in
Answer : Option C
Courtesy : Internet
15th January meeting postponed
to 19th January 2014.
of Rtn.Gopal's new house
Time : 12.30pm
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER