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    Kannada medium schools in the district have been doing Kannada implementation in an appreciable manner, said Kannada Development Authority chairperson Prof S G Siddaramaiah.

    “The implementation has been carried out by running the schools in spite of lack of student strength, maintenance of libraries and conducting Kannada programmes,” he said.

    Siddaramaiah was chairing the review meeting at the deputy commissioner’s office in connection with Kannada implementation. The Department of Public Instruction of Kodagu has used novel measures, which are examples for other districts, said the chairperson. He said that he will go on a tour of the district and visit Kannada schools in this regard during the reopening.

    Many new programmes have been mentioned in the report submitted by the Department of Public Instruction. Even though 114 schools are running short of students, the schools are being run.

    Malliswamy, acting deputy director of the Department, said that the students of 12 schools that were closed, have not got admitted to private schools, but have joined the nearby government schools.

    Siddaramaiah said that the block education officers should carry out sudden visits to schools to assess the quality of Kannada teaching. Kannada should be introduced as the first or the second language in CBSE schools as per the government circulars.

    “The website of the Kodagu district administration is in Kannada. The website is designed using Unicode. Other districts should follow the same. The nameplates and notifications of government departments in the state should be in Kannada,” Siddaramaiah suggested.

    Kannada Sahitya Parishat district unit president Lokesh Sagar that Malayalam nameplates dominate in Virajpet, Kutta and Makutta regions. Discussions related to Kannada language are taken up in the last part of Zilla Panchayat meetings. The Authority chairperson directed Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D’Souza to take action in this regard.

    “Only 550 Kannadigas are employed in the 138 industries of the district. Instead, 100% of C and D grade jobs should be given to Kannadigas, while 50% and 80% of reservation should be provided in A and B grade jobs,” he said.

    Superintendent of Police P Rajendra Prasad and Authority secretary Muralidhar were present.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DH News Service – Madikeri, May 12th, 2017

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    Mysuru :

    Kadiyamada Gowri Muthanna (Maneyapanda), former Vice-Principal of JSS Public School, Siddarthanagar, passed away at her residence on Sanmarga in Siddarthanagar here this morning following a brief illness. She was 80.

    She leaves behind her husband K.K. Muthanna (former Principal of JSS Public School, Siddarthanagar) and a host of relatives and friends.

    Last rites were performed at the foot of Chamundi Hill this afternoon.

    Profile: Gowri Muthanna, in her 44 years of service, had worked as Vice-Principal for 28 years and the rest as Head Mistress at various institutions like Sainik Nursery School, Trivandrum, as Lecturer in Kittur Rani Chennamma Military School for Girls at Kittur, Sawan Public School, New Delhi, DAV Public School, Himachal Pradesh and at Wadi.

    After completing her schooling in Mysuru and Kodagu, PUC in Odisha, BA degree in New Delhi, she obtained her MA in English from the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and B.Ed from University of Mysore.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / February 01st, 2017

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    The Indian Navy will extend support to Field Marshal K M Cariappa Museum coming up at his residence Sunny Side here, Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA) (Ezhimala) Vice Admiral S V Bhokare said.

    He was speaking at the 118th birth anniversary celebrations of Field Marshal Cariappa organised by district administration, Karnataka Kodava Sahitya Academy here on Saturday. “Kodagu has given birth to first Indian commander-in-chief K M Cariappa. His service to the country is remembered even to this day,” he recalled. “With dedication and hardwork, one can achieve success. Cariappa is a inspiration for present generation,” he said.

    Recalling an incident, Bhokare said Cariappa’s son K C Nanda Cariappa had crossed the Line of Control once. The then Pakistan General Ayub Khan called Cariappa and informed that all efforts will be made to release Nanda Cariappa. Cariappa said there is no need to give special treatment for his son and asked him to release his son on the day when all others are released. He was a true patriot, he recalled.

    MLA M P Appacchu Ranjan said Cariappa was known for discipline and honesty. The youth should imbibe Cariappa’s qualities to achieve success in life, he observed. Field Marshal Cariappa and General Thimmaiah Forum Convener Major (retd) B A Nanjappa said, “While visiting Cariappa’s house, one had to compulsorily have pen, notebook and a kerchief. He would daily offer honour to the portrait of his parents with a sepoy.”

    Forum President Col (retd) K C Subbaiah said, “The district administration has sanctioned land for museum at Sunny Side. The forum will make an effort to enrol students from Kodagu to Sainik School at Koodige.”

    As part of Cariappa’s birth anniversary, various competitions were organised for students. The winners are – Essay—Shafana (I), Deepthi (II), Rishika (III); patriotic song — General Thimmaiah School (I), Ammathi High SChool (II), A V School, Nelyahudikeri (III); marchpast — Government PU College, Madikeri (I), Kodagu Vidyalaya (II) and General Thimmaiah Public School (III); PU category — patriotic song — PU College, Moornadu; marchpast — PU College, Moornadu; Degree college category — patriotic song — FMC College (I), Government First Grade College (II); marchpast—Field Marshal College (I).

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS – Madikeri, January 29th, 2017

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    A.G. Aishwarya is a student of St. Joseph’s PU College in Madikeri.

    A.G. Aishwarya is a student of St. Joseph’s PU College in Madikeri.

    It was a moment to savour for senior under officer A.G. Aishwarya of Kodagu as she led the all-girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) contingent at the Republic Day parade held at Rajpath, New Delhi, on Thursday.

    For the student of St. Joseph’s PU College in Madikeri, participating in the parade was a childhood dream inspired by her elder sister Ambika, who was decorated as the ‘Best Cadet’ and honoured at her institution a few years ago.

    Her father Ajjinanda Ganesh, mother Monthi Ganesh and sister were in New Delhi on Thursday to witness the parade and cheer her on. Aishwarya belongs to the 19KAR Battalion and was also part of the Republic Day camp in 2015 as a junior wing cadet. She hopes this is just the beginning of an incredible journey as she is determined to join the Indian Air Force and become a fighter pilot.

    Ms. Ganesh spoke to The Hindu from New Delhi soon after witnessing the parade and said the entire family was proud of Aishwarya. “There are no words to explain how proud we felt at that moment,” she said.

    She recalled that Aishwarya was in class 2 when she witnessed seniors, including her sister, participate in NCC activities. She was also inspired by her uncle Major Nanjappa and other relatives in the armed forces. “She joined Bulbul while in primary school and later joined the Guides and finally the NCC when she was in class 8 and 9,” she said.

    Aishwarya, who is a science student with good academic track record, has a little more than a month to prepare for her II PUC examinations, which commence in March, but she is not at all tense. “She has consistently secured distinction in all subjects despite her extracurricular activities and [she] is not tense at all,” her mother said.

    Aishwarya is an accomplished skater and hockey player apart from also playing the guitar.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by Special Correspondent / Mysuru – January 26th, 2017

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    January 6th, 2017adminEducation, Sports

    Mysuru :

    Karnataka Pre-University Board had organised a State Level Floorball Competition on Dec.18 at Gonikoppa, Kodagu District in which five students from Seshadripuram Independent Pre University College had represented Mysuru District and the team has won the first place.


    M. Pruthvi of second PU (commerce) has been selected to the National Level Floorball Competition.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> Sports News / December 31st, 2016

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    December 16th, 2016adminEducation, Sports


    Teresian Girls’ College won the inter-collegiate Coorg Cup Hockey tournament for girls, organised recently.


    Mahadev Anjali, Manager, Teresian Institutions, Prof Jose V K, Principal, Teresian College, Shruthi D, HoD, Department of MCom, Teresian Post Graduation Centre, Anthony Moses, Physical Education department and others are seen in the picture.

    source: http://www.citytoday.news / Home> Mysore / Friday – December 16th, 2016

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    November 30th, 2016adminEducation, Sports


    International excricketer David Johnson, who was in town recently, inaugurated the Dr Akhil Kuttappa and Ashwath Ayyappa Memorial Cricket tournament for high school students on Sunday.

    Addressing the students, the cricketer said, “Sports activities are as important as the regular curriculum. Students must develop a sportive spirit. Cricket has undergone a lot of changes in the past five years. Students can become good sportspersons, if they decide to.”

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana Kodagu Vidyalaya, General Thimmaiah Public School, Rajeshwari School, St Michael School, St Joseph School, National Academy Gonikoppa, Sacred Heart School, Coorg Public School, Blossam and Crescent School teams took part in the tournament.

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kodagu Vidyalaya principal E Seenivasan, Kodagu Vidyalaya member K S Devaiah, Ram Bopanna and Munir Ahmed were present.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS / Madikeri – November 27th, 2016

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    Madikeri :

    “An amount of Rs 125 crores is set aside for the development of Catholic communities, and they must make the best use of it, ” said Vidhana Mandala Backward Class and Minorities’ Committee president, MLA J R Lobo.

    He was speaking during a discussion held with the Catholic community leaders, at St Michael School in the city, on Thursday, October 27.

    “The government has announced several programmes for the development of society and a special grant in the budget. The amount of Rs 125 crores can be used for several pro community programmes,” he said.

    “The government has created Catholic Development Committee for community development. It has appointed Bengaluru urban development minister K J George as the president and me as the vice president of the committee. It has also formed a subcommittee and appointed me as its president. Petitions for renovation or repairs of churches, cemetery, boundary wall, skills training and other development work in the community can be submitted,” he said.

    “Christians comprise 3.6% of the population in the state. The government has given special importance to their development, but the community lags behind in making use of government released funds,” MLA Lobo said.

    “Special camps should be held in various districts to make information on government programmes reach the people. Fund up to Rs one crore in the city and Rs 50 lac in towns is being provided for community halls. An amount is also paid for maintenance of old age homes,” he said.

    Community representative, K T Baby Mathew, requested for additional funds for repairs of churches, and donations to poor people and for the district level committee, like in the state. Requests for reservation for Catholics could also be heard in the meeting.

    K E Mathew said, extensive details of the government facilities such as scholarships, caste certificates, etc are required.

    Committee assistant secretary Amba, additional deputy commissioner M Sathish Kumar, zilla panchayat assistant secretary Vishwanatha Poojary, assistant director of the department of public instruction G R Basavaraju, backward class and minority welfare department district officer K V Suresh, minority development corporation manager Nagendra Prasad, district employment exchange officer C Jagannath Virajpete, St Anns school’s Fr Muthuswamy, and others were present.

    source: http://www.daijiworld.com / DaijiWorld.com / Home> Karnataka / by DaijiWorld Media Network – Madikeri (EP) / Madikeri – October 28th, 2016

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    Mysuru :

    The Leading Physicians of the World (LPW) has recognised Dr. Dechu Ponnappa Puliyanda, MD, an alumnus of Mysore Medical College (MMC), as a top Paediatric Nephrologist in California by including her name in its 2016 edition.

    LPW, which began as a yearly publication, selecting and documenting the biographies of medicines brightest minds, has over time evolved into the largest international exclusive medical organisation, representing first rate doctors in over 100 different medical specialties in all major markets across the globe.

    Profile: Dechu Puliyanda is an astute clinician with a special interest in Pediatric Nephrology and kidney transplantation. After finishing her Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplantation from Harvard, she joined the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Beverly Hills California, where she currently serves as the Director of the Pediatric Nephrology programme. She is a professor of Pediatrics at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre as well as Professor of Pediatrics at the UCLA-David Geffen School of Medicine at Los Angeles, California.

    Her research has focused on viral infections in the post transplant period, and surrogate markers for renal transplant rejection. She is a world-renowned speaker and has presented at a number of national and international conferences. She is an author of many peer-reviewed publications in prestigious medical journals. In addition, she has a very strong commitment to providing comprehensive care to children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease.

    Dr. Dechu Puliyanda is is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, International Pediatric Transplantation Association, American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, International Pediatric Nephrology Association to name a few.

    A gold medallist from Mysore Medical College (MMC), Dr. Dechu Puliyanda completed her internship and residency at the Rush Presbyterian St.Luke’s Medical Centre in Chicago. She then completed her Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

    She is the daughter of late Dr. Kokkalera Ponnappa and Machie Ponnappa (nee Pandanda), who is a resident of Mittal Panorama on Lalitha Mahal Road in Mysuru. She is married to Subbaiah Puliyanda and the couple have two children, Siddarth and Sitara.

    Dechu’s brother Uthaiah Kokkalera is a Robotic Laparascopic Surgeon in Los Angeles, California.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / July 18th, 2016

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    The long-pending demand for a sports hostel in Madikeri turned a reality on Saturday. MLA Appachu Ranjan dedicated the facility, at the district stadium complex, to the young sporting talent in the district.

    Addressing the gathering, Ranjan a former a minister of Sports and Youth Empowerment said, “The authorities should spot the sporting talent, nurture them and make them battle-ready for big stage competitions.”

    .The MLA called upon the budding sportspersons to make use of the facilities and carve a niche for themselves at national and international level.

    Ranjan said, there was a demand for sports hostel in Madikeri on the lines of Koodige and Ponnampet, which has been realised now.

    The legislator said that, as a Sports minister he had sanctioned Rs 15 crore towards the development of sporting infrastructure in Kodagu district. An estimated Rs three crore was spent on building a swimming pool and indoor stadium, besides astroturfs were laid at Ponnampet and Somwarpet hockey stadiums.

    Ranjan said, during his stint as sports minister, he made sincere efforts to introduce guidelines for sports awards in order to eliminate lobbying and other wrong means to get awards and ensure the deserving get rewards for their achievements and feats, he said.

    International hockey player Arjun Halappa said “Youth should make the most of sporting infrastructure and opportunities available in the district”.

    P E Kalaiah, one of the members of world cup winning Indian Hockey team, Assistant Director of Department of Sports and Youth Empowerment Jayalakshmi Bai among others were present.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS – Madikeri, July 10th, 2016

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