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Built at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore

Caption: Bishop of Mysuru Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Antony Vazhapilly is seen lighting the lamp to inaugurate Konkan Bhavan in city this morning as Valerian Fernandes of Fernandes Transport, Bengaluru; Mangaluru MLA J. R. Lobo; Home Minister K. J. George and Managing Partner of Mangalore Ganesh Beedi Works Jagannath Shenoi look on. Picture right shows a section of audience.

Mysuru, Nov.23- ‘Konkan Bhavan’, a community building of Konkani Christian Association, built at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.5 crore was inaugurated by Bishop of Mysuru Rev. Dr. Thomas. A. Vazhapilly at Vijayanagar 2nd Stage here this morning.

Apart from the Bishop, Mangaluru MLA and Vice-Presi- dent of Christian Development Board J. R. Lobo, Jidda Mohammed Ali, a Konkani Muslim from Bhatkal and M. Jagannath Shenoi, Managing Partner of Mangalore Ganesh Beedi Works representing Christian, Muslim and Hindu communities respectively also inaugurated the Konkan Bhavan by cutting three different ribbons to commemorate the unity and div- ersity and to symbolise the amalgamation of the Konkani speaking community.

Leonilla Crasto, former Municipal President of Kundapura, one of the guests of honour lit the prayer lamp followed by other guests including Home Minister K.J. George, Ronald Colaco, NRI entrepreneur and Chairman of International Federation of Christian Associations, M. Jagannath Shenoi and MLA J. R. Lobo.

Gracian Rodrigues, President, Konkani Christian Association welcomed the guests and thanked the gathering for their full cooperation in achieving this milestone. He said that the Konkan Bhavan is a big hall which will help Konkani Christians to conduct programmes and added that it would be open for all irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Appreciating the contribution of the Association’s leaders, Jagannath Shenoi who spoke on the occasion, said “A leader is very important for the development of any community.”

Around 1500 people attended the programme.

John William D’Souza, General Secretary of the Associa- tion who proposed a vote of thanks, acknowledged all the benefactors and sought their support in future.

When media persons asked Home Minister K.J. George whether permission will be given to conduct ‘kiss of love’ campaign in Bengaluru, he said that it was left to the concerned Police Commissioner to give permission and added that if at all the permission is given, the organisers must ensure that the culture and the law & order should not be affected.

Valerian Fernandes, Proprietor, Fernandes Transport, Bengaluru; Hemacharya, Editor-in-Chief, Daijiworld Publication Pvt. Ltd., Mangaluru; Adrian D’Souza, MD, Deccan Group of Companies, Bengaluru and Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem were present.


Caption: Home Minister K.J. George is seen handing over certificates to the inmates who had undergone training in various skills as City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem, KSOU VC Prof. M.G. Krishnan, ADGP (Prisons) V.S. Raja and others look on.

Mysuru, Nov. 23- Home Minister K.J. George today handed over the degree certificates to eight inmates of City’s Central Prison who had graduated from the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).

He was in the city to inaugurate the Post-Graduate Study Center set up by KSOU at the jail premises and also a training programme for women inmates of the jail on manufacture of handicraft from silk yarns organised by Anthahkarana, in association with KSOU at city’s Central Prison premises.

Speaking after inspecting a guard of honour at the entrance of the jail on his arrival, Home Minister George said that the Police are investigating the reports appearing in a section of the press that terrorists had visited Dharwad when the bomb blast occurred in a train in Chennai.

Ruling out naxal activities at Kerala border, the Home Minister said that the issue would be thoroughly probed and necessary action initiated.

Answering a query on the attempted suicide bid by senior Congress leader over not being nominated to any Board or Corporation, George said that workers need to remain calm as they would get enough opportunities in future.

DCP A.N. Rajanna, Jail Superintendent Divyashree, Anthahkarana Founder President Prof. P.V.Nanjaraj Urs, Social worker Dayanand, Additional Director General of Prisons V.S.Raja, Deputy Director, Department of Sericulture Chigari and others were present on the occasion.


Caption: Seen in the picture are NR Group Partners Anirudh Ranga and Pavan Ranga, Winners of Cycle Heritage Quiz -2014 — K. Bharath and Aravinda Harithsa of Sadhvidya High School — NR Group Chairman R. Guru and City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem.

Mysuru, Nov. 23- Cycle Heritage Quiz-2014, organised by Cycle Pure Agarbathies at MMC Alumni Association Hall yesterday, saw around 300 teams from 50 schools battling it out at the preliminary round.

The participants were quizzed on the heritage, epics, mythology, traditions, culture, customs and many more topics.

After the preliminary round, six teams were chosen for the grand finale. The finals were a closely contested competition with all the teams fighting neck and neck to win the title.

Apart from trophies, the winners were awarded with Netbooks, Digital Cameras and other exciting prizes.

City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem was the chief guest. NR Group Chairman R. Guru, Partner Anirudh Ranga and Partner Pavan Ranga were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Saleem said: “It gives me immense pleasure to be associated with Cycle Heritage Quiz. Quiz is one of the best ways to stimulate the mind and teach our youngsters about the culture and heritage of our country. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the winners.”

Speaking about the quiz, Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies, said: “We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from the students in Mysuru. Cycle Heritage Quiz is an attempt to provide a platform for students to sharpen their intellectual skills but also to explore and appreciate the greatness of our country and its heritage. We are glad that students have received it with great enthusiasm. In fact, the positive response will motivate us to carry this initiative further, and to make it a bigger and grander success.”

The winners: Champion Team: Sadvidya High School (K. Bharath and Aravinda Harithsa); 1st Runner-up: CFTRI High School (C.J. Samarth and J.K. Jithendra); 2nd Runner-up: Marimallappa’s High School (S. Sushmitha and C. Vaishnavi); Special Prize: Pramati Hill View Academy (M. Charan and R. Madhusudan), Vijaya Vittala Vidyashala (S. Uday and Bhashini Bhatt) and Gnana Ganga Vidyapeeta (B.R. Rachitha and J. Shreyas).

Cycle Heritage Quiz: The initiative is an attempt by Cycle Pure Agarbathies to play an active part in preserving India’s tradition and heritage. The first edition of the quiz was held in Kolkata in 2011. Owning to the overwhelming response, two more cities were added in 2012. This year Cycle heritage quiz will be conducted in Kochi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Gauhati, Indore, Hyderabad apart from Mysuru, making it a national event in its true sense.


Caption: Mayor R. Lingappa and Dr. C.G. Betsurmath seen receiving the ‘Best City’ award from Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu while the founder-publisher and editor-in-chief of India Today Aroon Purie (extreme left), and India Today editorial adviser Shekhar Gupta (extreme right) look on.

Mysuru, Nov. 23- Mysuru, the Cultural Capital of Karnataka, which had been adjudged the second cleanest city in the country in the past has now been awarded the ‘Best City’ award by the Union Urban Development Ministry following the findings of a survey conducted by India today.

It may be noted that the heritage city of Mysuru, also known as the city of Palaces has been included in the list of 100 cities in India to be developed as ‘Smart City’ under the ambitious plans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The award was handed over to Mayor R. Lingappa by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at a function in New Delhi on Friday in the presence of MCC Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath.


Mysuru, Nov.23- A MUDA meeting held yesterday, decided to constitute a committee on bringing private layouts under the ambit of Mysore City Corporation (MCC).

The prolonged meeting chaired by DC C.Shikha, who is also the MUDA Chairman, discussed a host of issues which included constitution of a committee to report on civic amenities and infrastructure development in private layouts.

Based on the committee’s report, the marked private layouts will be brought under the MCC’s ambit and action will be taken against the developers of layouts which have poor infrastructure.

The meeting decided to send a proposal to the govt. seeking sanction of additional Rs.2.27 crore to meet the construction cost of the modern crematorium at Vijayanagar fourth stage, as the cost has exceeded the tendered amount of Rs.4.98 crore.

The meeting also discussed granting approval of blue prints of 39 private layouts and also decided to take a final stand on allotment of lands across the city, only after making spot inspection.


At Rangayana in city tomorrow

Intro: K Two, a contemporary dance public intervention, is an improvised performance based on the character of Madame K (multimedia choreographic solo 2004). Two dancers explore the limits of the movements of video game characters executed by human bodies. As in street performances, this piece plays out the video game and the two individuals captured inside it in a public space.

Mysuru, Nov. 23- Are you fascinated with the virtual reality of Video Games — the world where most young minds are lost in, with advancement in technology? How about creating a virtual world of video games in real life? To find it how... catch Nicole Seiler and Kylie Walters, of Company Nicole Seiler of Switzerland, at Vanaranga in Rangayana premises in city tomorrow (Nov. 24) at 5 pm.

Through a performance called ‘K Two,’ Nicole and her fellow performer Kylie Walters, explore the limits of the movements of video game characters executed by human bodies. To give a sense of this unique dance form, Nicole says, “The eyes of the performers are fixed, without expression. The dancers move in straight lines, like robots with jerky movements. Their slow way of walking makes one think of those characters made out of pixels.”

The performance, to be held in five cities in India — Chennai (Nov. 23), Mysuru (Nov. 24), Bengaluru (Nov. 26), Delhi (Nov. 28) and Jaipur (Nov. 29) — will take place in public spaces instead of an enclosed venues.

By bringing her performance to an open space, Nicole attempts to persuade the audience to look at reality through a virtual lens, at the same time transforming known video game environment into a performance. Nicole has visited India before in 2009 to showcase her multimedia dance performance “Ningyo” in Bangalore and Mumbai.

About the performers: Nicole Seiler: Born in 1970 in Zurich, Nicole Seiler studied dance and theatre at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio (CH), at the Vlaamse Dansacademie in Brugges (BE) and at Rudra Béjart in Lausanne (CH). She created her own company in Lausanne in 2002. Her research into multi-media which marries dance and video, gives rise to multifaceted dance performances, videos and choreographic installations. The last few years she has created a cycle of performances centred around the relation between image and sound. In 2009, Nicole Seiler received the cultural prize for dance from the Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture. Since 2010, the company has benefited from combined structural subsidies (Ville de Lausanne, Etat de Vaud, Pro Helvetia). In 2011, the company’s piece called Ningyo was included in the Attakkalari Biennale.

Kylie Walters: Performer, choreographer, actress and singer, Kylie Walters hails from Australia where she obtained a (BA in Fine Arts - Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne). Artistic director of Ornithorynque Company (CH) her creative work explores the collision between myth and real-life experience via the mediums of dance, text and music.

Kylie has produced eclectic works ranging from pure dance through to rock-noise performances that include: Sweet Hypochondria (2005), Travel On The Cheap (2006), Hollywood Angst (2009), The Chinaski Sessions (2012), Mutant Slappers & The Planet Bang (2012) and Not Even Wrong (2014).


International Meet on Town and Country Planning concludes

Mysuru, Nov. 23- ‘Implementing schemes lack- ing scientific basis and fore thought will cast its bad effects for generations’ opined C. Basavaraj, Registrar, University of Mysore.

He was presiding over the valedictory of the three-day International Conference on ‘Town and Country Planning Education-Retrospect and Prospect’ organised jointly by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of Mysore University and Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI) at Rani Bahadur auditorium in Manasagangotri here yesterday.

Basavaraj said that before implementing a scheme, its pros and cons should be thoroughly studied to evolve a good equation and balance between thoughts and effects of a scheme.

He pointed out that with growth in population, any scheme would encounter hurdles which should be visualised well in advance.

Addressing the gathering, former Chief Planner of Town and Country Planning Organisation, New Delhi Dr. D.S. Mishra expressed happiness over the success of the conference which threw light on modern thoughts, technology and challenges in town and country planning. He preferred a comprehensive scheme for development of various sectors.

Mayor R. Lingappa and Conference Organising Secretary Krishnegowda were present.


Caption: Dr. Ravikumar, Regional Physiotherapist, is seen treating a medical client with ‘YAP’ machine at VLCC in city as Nandini Murthy, Sr. Centre Head, VLCC Health Care Limited, Mysuru, Rashmi, Sales Head and Vijayalakshmi, Slimming Head, look on.

Mysuru, Nov.23- YaPTM is the latest addition to VLCC’s Wellness offering in India. YaPTM stands for Yoga and Physiotherapy. It uses micro-current stimulation of specific points on the body along with Yoga and Physiotherapy. It thus combines the best of Eastern practices with the latest in Western technology. Benefits from YaPTM include pain relief, faster recovery of muscle, joint, tendon and ligament injuries, lymphatic drainage, increased metabolism, improved mobility, treating sleep disorders and chronic fatigue, to list a few.

Role of physiotherapy: Physiotherapists are trained to carefully trace and assess the meridians and Yo-Mo points for each individual, and stimulate them with both, micro-current and manual manipulation for almost immediate and sustained benefit.

Where does Yoga fit in?

Yoga has the dual benefit of providing low-impact and gentle exercise that strengthens and adds flexibility to the entire body musculature. Carefully selected Yoga postures (or assanas) are used to benefit certain common ailments while preventing others, depending on individual need and ability.

Who will handle Yoga?

Physiotherapists have been trained to first carefully assess individual needs and abilities and tailor the Yoga routines accordingly. Carefully supervised Yoga lays the foundation for a lifetime of wellness for leading a full, active and healthy life.

How long is a YaPTM session?

A typical YaPTM session will include either 30 minutes or one hour long of Bio-energy stimulation depending on requirements, followed by 15 minutes of yoga. Depending on clients’ needs the YaPTM session may be either once or twice a week. It is safe for all age groups.


Mysuru, Nov. 23- Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts from the city, Goa, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Belagavi, Shivamogga and parts of Maharashtra are taking part in the National-level Yoga Competition organised at Sarada Vilas Centenary Hall in Krishnamurthipuram organised by Vishwa Samskruthi Foundation, Lakshmipuram as part of its 8th anniversary and Kannada Rajyotsava in city today.

The competition, which was inaugurated by former Minister S.A. Ramdas, will be held in eight categories for boys and girls in the age group of 8 to 10, 11 to 14, 15 to 18, men and women in the age group of 19 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 45 and 46 years and above.

The panel of judges for the contest included N. Asha Devi, M.P. Ramesh, Vijaykumar, Shantharam, Shylaja, Chandru, Nagabhushan, Muddu Krishna, Devaraj, Manjunath and Praveen. Federation Founder-President B. Dhanyakumar was among those present during the inauguration.


Chamarajanagar, Nov.23 (SS&DM)- Chamarajanagar MP R.Dhruvanarayan has urged the authorities concerned to complete land acquisition process for National Highway 209 development across the district by the end of December.

Presiding over the District Level Awareness and Monitoring Committee meeting at the ZP hall in the district administration complex here yesterday, Dhruvanarayan said that four National Highways passed through the district and funds have been released for their development.

He asked the officials to judiciously utilize the funds and to maintain quality in the execution of works.

The MP also directed the officials to complete 50 km stretch of National Highway 212 passing through the district within 20 months. Referring to the Prime Minister's 'Jan Dhan' scheme, the MP instructed bank officials to ensure that all families in the district have a bank account.

DC A.M. Kunjappa, ZP CEO Dr. Narasimhamurthy, special Land Acquisition Officer Suresh Kumar, Lead Bank Manager Shivaramaiah, ZP President D.C. Nagendra, Vice-President Kethamma and others attended the meeting.

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