MLA Vasu inaugurated the upgraded Swimming Pool, Dormitory and Basket Ball court of University of Mysore in city this morning. The swimming pool, located at Saraswathipuram, has been renovated and upgraded at a cost of Rs. 55 lakh and has been equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like water purification devices, high-end fibre filter plant, equipment for water chlorination and Robotic cleaner for cleaning the pool.

The dormitory at Maharaja’s College grounds complex besides the University gymnasium has been built at a cost of Rs. 35 lakh. It has four rooms and can accommodate 100 sports persons at a time. This facility will help the students of the University who come from different places to participate in tournaments.

The existing Basketball Court at the Oval grounds complex has been upgraded to a cement ground with Fiber and Acrelic board at a cost of Rs. 15 lakh. The University has utilised the fees collected from the international students to upgrade the basketball court. An exhibition match between DYSS and University of Mysore Basketball team was played on the occasion. Later, the Chinese students also played an exhibition match against the University team.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Vasu announced that Rs. 2 crore funds would be sanctioned for the upgradation of the Oval Grounds from the MLA fund which will also include funds from MUDA and MCC.

He added that Oval Grounds caters to the needs of the students from various parts of the city and it was important to upgrade the same to provide quality sports facilities for students to excel.

Vasu also said that he would request CM Siddharamaiah and District In-charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad to allocate more funds for upgradation of sports facilities in city.

Stating that Rs. 30 crore had been allotted under the MLA fund, Vasu said that he had reserved the same for primary education, health and sports. “Majority of the Government Schools are in bad shape and needs funds for renovation. The constituency which I represent has more Government Schools and funds will be utilised for upgrading the facilities at schools,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa said that the sports facilities at the University of Mysore would be upgraded to international standards. He added the Gangothri Glades would be developed further in the future.

Mysore University Registrar Prof. C. Basavaraju, University Physical Education Department Director Dr. C. Krishna and others were present on the occasion.

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After stirring up a hornet’s nest soon after taking over as Mayor by asking MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh not to take up works before bringing the same to her notice, Mayor N.M. Rajeshwari yesterday urged Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha to withhold the action plans submitted under the Rs. 100-crore special grant allotted after Siddharamiah became the Chief Minister.

Taking exception to the plans submitted for approval of the Government through the Office of the DC, Mayor Rajeshwari, in a letter, said that funds allocated in the recent State Budget for the MCC should be utilised for further improvement of existing infrastructure facilities.

It is learnt that the normal procedure for submitting the plan with Detailed Project Report (DPR) is for the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) to prepare the DPR, then submit it to the Deputy Commissioner, who is the competent authority in over seeing the projects under the Rs. 100-Crore Special Grant.

Here, in this case, the Mayor has alleged that the DC’s office has bypassed set norms and sent the DPR to the Govt. for approval.

Rajeshwari has reportedly written that while preparing the plan, officials had ignored the burning issues at all the 65 Wards of the MCC and observed that as per routine, the issue should have been discussed in the Council prior to drafting of the plan.

Keep plans in abeyance

Citing above factors, the Mayor is said to have urged the DC to keep all these plans in abeyance till the Council discusses and gives its mandatory consent to clear the plan.

It is learnt that Mayor Rajeshwari’s stand has been supported by Chairmen of various Standing Committees and members of both ruling and opposition parties.

Commissioner clarifies

Claiming that he was aware of the meeting between the Mayor and Corporators with the Deputy Commissioner, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh has reportedly said that he was not aware of the letter in question.

He, however, added that he was prepared to discuss the issue at the Council meeting scheduled for Nov.26 and denied that there was lack of co-ordination between elected representatives and officials of the civic body.

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Canara Bank celebrated its 108th Founder’s Day yesterday across the country. November 19 being the birth day of Sri Ammembala Subbarao Pai, who is the founding father of this great institution, the Bank celebrated his birth anniversary in a befitting manner by opening 108 branches and 108 ATMs across the country.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah inaugurated centrally all these Branches and ATMs from Bangalore.

Canara Bank Circle Office Mysore also celebrated Founder’s Day by holding CSR activities like distribution of fruits to patients at various Hospitals, Orphan Schools, student scholarships, sponsoring utility articles to homes of destitute, physically challenged persons etc., in all 134 branches of the Circle spread across five districts — Mysore, Hassan, Mandya, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar.

On the occasion, two specialised branches were given soft launching at Mysore — an Asset Recovery Branch at Nazarbad and a Micro Finance Branch at Lashkar Mohalla. Asset Recovery Branch mainly focus on recovery of bad-debts and Micro Finance Branch will serve to the needs of SHGs, Joint Liability Groups and other small borrowers, specifically.

Canara Bank Circle Office Mysore also donated a gigantic ‘Hundi Box’ to Chamundi Temple. Handing over the Hundi to the Temple, Dr. S. T. Ramachandra, Deputy General Manager, said that Canara Bank, having already extended e-Seva facility to the temple, also installed an ATM at Chamundi Hill and is looking forward to provide all banking facilities for the benefit of devotees, whose turn- out is very huge to this hill.

Under CSR activity, Canara Bank also sponsored day’s free food programme and distributed fruits to cancer patients at Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology in Hebbal. The Bank also sponsored various competitions to KSS Anathalaya, Orphan’s school at Nanjumalige and distributed prizes to inamates. An UPS was donated to Wesley Girls Hostel through Canara Bank, Nanjumalige Branch.

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”RUDSET- type of institutions spread across the nation is an asset to the nation since they are doing yeoman service to the nation. The dream Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade conceived in 1982 has become a buzzword in the field of rural development. The constant support from SDME Trust, Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank, who are the sponsors of RUDSET Institute, are also proud to be part of this institution,” said Dr. S.T. Ramachandra, Dy. General Manager, Canara Bank, Circle Office, Mysore.

He was delivering the inaugural address in the Sadhana Sammilana – 2013 programme organised at RUDSETI premises on the eve of two decades of existence of RUDSETI in Mysore recently.

“The RUDSETIs are addressing the unemployment problem of our nation through its training intervention in creating self employed youth who were productive to the nation. The existence of RUDSETIs are more meaningful today,” opined Madhur Bhuteshwaran, Dy. General Manager, Syndicate Bank, Regional Office, Mysore.

“The existence of two decades by an organisation in the field of rural development is commendable and RUDSETI has been working with socially alleviated objective. This ceremony to commemorate the two decades of service to the society and nation is laudable,” said N. Prasanna Kumar, Administrator, SDM Society, Mysore.

K. Shivalingaiah, The Lead District Manager, State Bank of Mysore, in his address expressed happiness about the programme being organised to commemorate the two decades of RUDSETIs existence in the field of rural development.

H.S.Krishnamurthy, Sr. Manager, Syndicate Bank, R.O., Mysore, Mahesh Lalsangi, Chief Manager, Canara Bank, Devaraj, Dy. Director, KMF, Mysore, Jayaram, Guest Faculties and trained candidates participated in the day long programme.

Several candidates who have excelled in their field were felicitated. The functionaries of ASARE-RUDSET, who were present, explained the objective of the association.

B.J.Ananta Padmanabha, Director, RUDSETI, Mysore, welcomed. V. Ravindra, Sr. Faculty, RUDSETI anchored the programme and proposed vote of thanks.

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Thousands of devotees visited the Srikanteshwara Swamy temple here today on the occasion of Chikka Jathre at Nanjangud. Three colourfully bedecked chariots bearing the idols were taken in a procession, pulled by the devotees.

The Theppotsava will be held on the banks of Kapila river in the night of Nov. 21, followed by Nandi Mahotsava at the temple premises on Nov. 23.

Makeshift sheds with changing rooms were erected on the banks of river Kapila for the convenience of devotees, by the Tourism Department, apart from other amenities.

The preparations for the occasion were supervised by the Temple’s Executive Officer H.N. Shivalingegowda. Temple Chief Priest Nagendra Dixit, Neelakanta Dixit, Srikanta Jois and others were present.

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he printing press of Prasaranga, the publication wing of the Mysore University, has been upgraded with the installation of a new printing machine worth Rs. 3 crore.

The new equipment was switched on by litterateur and former Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Javaregowda (Dejagow) at Manasagangotri this morning.

He also inaugurated the new book store of Prasaranaga near Ramaswamy Circle.

Addressing the gathering, Dejagow said that Prasaranga was a vital unit of the University and modernisation of the printing press would strengthen it further. He was happy with the new sales outlet and suggested that books published from other Universities could also be sold at the outlet.

VC Prof. K.S. Rangappa said that Prasaranga would be further upgraded and opined that the library of the University was totally modern and well-appreciated by foreigners too.

Prasaranga Director Dr. C. Naganna said that the new computer to printing machine, colour web and offset machines along with the new binding machine would be of great help. He said that the new sales outlet stocked over 2000 books with facility to browse the books. The outlet would be open from 10 am to 8 pm daily with a 33.3 % discount offered on all books from today till Dec. 19.

Deputy Director S.R.Sudharshan, Press Director S. Anand, Registrar C. Basavaraj and others were present.

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“The Yeshasvini health scheme will be extended to cover members of all Co-operative Societies in cities and towns,” announced Co-operation Minister H.S. Mahadevprasad.

Addressing a press meet at Government Guest House in Nazarbad yesterday, Mahadev Prasad said that the extension of Yeshasvini scheme to urban areas, which was hitherto limited to rural areas, would benefit thousands of Co-operative Societies’ members and their family members.

The registration for the scheme for Societies in urban areas will take place between February and June 2014 and those covered under the scheme can get treatment for their ailments in 500 empanelled hospitals across the State, he pointed out.

Continuing, the Minister said that the Co-operation Department was planning to advance Rs. 8,000 crore loan this year, with 25% of new members of Co-operative Societies availing the loan facility.

Pointing out that the department has advanced more than Rs. 4,000 crore to over lakhs of farmers across the State, the Minister said that Rs. 900 crore would be allotted as part of releasing incentives to dairy farmers.

The Minister also said that a Sahakara Bhavan costing Rs. 5 crore would be built at Bangalore in the name of Co-operative Movement pioneer Siddanagowda Sanganagowda Patil. Referring to the ongoing 60th All India Co-operation Meet, Mahadev Prasad said that the valedictory of the event will take place at D.Devaraj Urs Stadium in Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar on Nov.20.

The programme will begin with Revenue Minister Sreenivasa Prasad unfurling the flag at 11am, following which Law Minister T.B.Jayachandra will formally inaugurate the event.

Housing Minister Ambarish will release a souvenir on the occasion. PWD Minister Dr.H.C.Mahadevappa will distribute prizes to best performing Co-operative societies, he added.

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