20 September 2009, 11:07pm IST Source: TOI
Seva Bharati, an organization working for the welfare and empowerment of special children will start a school for visually-impaired children in the school.
The school to be set up in association with Roman and Catherine Lobo Endowment Institute will work for the empowerment of visually-impaired children of Dakshina Kannada and neighbouring districts.
Parents can contact school trustee U V Shenoy at 9845047785.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
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First Published : 22 Sep 2009 04:50:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 22 Sep 2009 07:35:37 AM IST
BANGALORE: To mark its platinum jubilee, the Rotary Club in Bangalore unveiled numerous public service initiatives that laud its contribution to society and community on September 21.
Ray Klinginsmith, the Rotary International President elect, reaffirmed the organisation’s aim to better living conditions of the under-privileged, while spreading awareness and literacy. Klinginsmith was here to inaugurate the Platinum Jubilee block at Seva Bharathi School, which is run by the Bangalore Rotary Club in Nagadevanahalli for children from poor families. He also released a book Platinum Club - a compendium of how civil society initiatives have helped shape the city of Bangalore.
Katra(Jammu), (Vijay Kumar) - With over 1.70 lakh pilgrims from within and various parts of the country at holy town Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaisnhodevi Ji Cave Shrine during the first five Navratras, Navratra Festival is gaining popularlitywitheach passing day. The festival is being organized fourthly by Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board, Katra and J&K Tourism Department, is gaining momentum on the passing of each Navratra.
As many as 60897 devotees had darshans of the Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine during first five Navratras last year and this year there is an increase of over 1,09,144 pilgrims.
In the All India Devotional Song competition being organized As part of the ongoing Navratra Festival, Vijay Kumar Malhotra of Jammu, Vinod Kumar of Aitsar and Vipon Gill of Ludhaina were adjudged first, second and third respectively. The Minister of State for Tourism, Housing and Urban Development, , Nasir Aslam Wani was the chief guest on the occasion. Smt. Anoopma Sharma, Parduman Singh, Brij Mohan Sharma and Surinder Sharma acted as judges.
Earlier, an impressive Shoba Yatra- cum- cultural procession was taken out from the Asia Crossing which after passing through the main bazaars and other locations of the Katra town culminated at GHSS, Katra.
The District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Pandurang K. Pole, who was the chief guest, lit the Sacred Jyoti on the occasion.
President, Municipal Committee, Katra, Ambresh Magotra, Senior Superintendent of Police Reasi, Anand Jain, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Katra, Rashpaul Singh, Assistant Director, Tourism, President Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma, President All India Devotional Song Competition, Rakesh Wazir, President Hotel & Restaurant Association Sham Lal Kesar, President, Cultural Association, Surinder Khajuria and other other members of Navratra Festival committee were present on the occasion.
Cultural programmes by the Songs & Drama Division organized at Government Higher Secondary School , All India Devotional Song Competition at Shri Yog Ashram, religious discourses at Regunath Mandir, free langer by Seva Bharti and exhibition stalls by various departments were the other highlights of the Festival which is attracting thousands of devotees and locals.
Likewise, celebration of Navratras is in full swing in all parts of t Udhampur district where people are paying their obeisance at different shrine of Goddess Durga. Pingala Mata shrine situated at a hillock in village Pinger of Ramnagar tehsil is also witnessing huge rush of devotees where over 40,000 pilgrims had darshans of Mata Pingla during first five days of Navratras. Cultural events like bhaint and dance competitions are being organized at Ramnagar town every evening where a large number of school children are taking part.
Meanwhile Scintillating cultural performances presented by the artists of Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (GOI) are attracting large local crowd including thousands of pilgrims from within and outside the State during the ongoing Navratra festival- 2009 at
, Katra. Government Higher Secondary School
The artists of the department attired in their traditional costumes spell bound the thickly crowded audience with their performances, last evening.
The presentations of folk dances of different regions of the country received huge applause from the audience. They included Dogri harran, Lambari folk dance of Andhra Pradesh, Assami dance, Rajastani folk dance, Dogri folk dance and Himachali folk dance. On the occasion, Romelo Ram and party presented famous Dogri folk dance “Geetru”. The performance compelled every body present on the occasion to give him repeated cheer.
The Navratra festival, 14th in series, is being organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra and J&K State Tourism Department in collaboration with various local organizations of the Katra..
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