Inauguration of St Agnes College centenary year, memorial building on Jan 3

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December 28, 2019

Mangaluru, Dec 28: St. Agnes College, founded by Mother Mary Aloysia, the Second Superior General of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, is a premier institution that has been empowering women through education since 1920-21.  The college is the first women’s college on the West Coast of India and the first under private management, in the whole country.   

The year 2020 marks the Centenary Celebrations, scheduled for 3 January. The celebrations start at 9:30 a.m., with the inauguration of Mother Mary Aloysia Centenary Memorial Block by Rev. Sr M. Susheela, the Superior General of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation and blessing by Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore. This will be followed by a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration.  

The evening Inaugural Ceremony will be held at the Degree College Open Air Stage, at 5:00 p.m., which will be presided over by Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha (Bishop of Mangalore) and inaugurated by Rev. Sr M. Susheela & Rev. Sr M. Shamitha  (Superior General & Provincial Superior  of the AC Congregation). Ms Meera Rao (Director, Rambus Inc., USA) will be the Chief Guest. Prof P S Yadapadithaya (VC, Mangalore University) and Sri Anirudh Shravan, IAS (Commissioner, Collegiate Education) will be the Special Guests. 

Other luminaries such as Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel; Sri U T Khader; Sri D. Vedavyas Kamath; Sri Ivan D’souza; Sri J R Lobo; Ms Sindhu B Rupesh IAS; Dr P. S. Harsha IPS; Mr. Michael D’Souza, MD, Ivory Grand Real Estate, UAE; Dr Brian Pinto, Former Senior Adviser, The World Bank Consultant-African Development Bank;  Mrs Shabana & Mr Faizal, Chairpersons, KEF Holdings; Mr Leslie J Fernandes,            Ex Chairman,  Dockendale Shipping Co Ltd. Australia and Mr. Ronald Pinto,         MD HYSSNA International, UAE  have graciously consented to be the guests of honour. 
The Centenary Celebrations had a Curtain Raiser in the form of Centenary Run on the 15 December 2019. Five more major activities and 100 other activities involving all stakeholders and the public have been planned for the Centenary Year.

The Knowledge Factory will generate and spread worthwhile ideas by inviting eminent speakers to speak on various topics, enhancing awareness and understanding.

The Trade Fair will encourage and empower women entrepreneurs by offering               them a platform to exhibit their ingenuity and to network with their counterparts from different fields. 

The Institution’s Social Responsibility Project will comprise hands-on experience, skill building and awareness programmes in the five adopted villages: Kuttar, Amblamogaru, Munnur, Harekala, Hosabettu. 

A National Level Sports Event for students from women’s universities will be held in order to give a special thrust to the concept of physical well being. 

Agnotsav will bring together 100 women achievers from ten different walks of life who will be honoured by the college.

As it stands on the threshold of Centenary, the college ardently hopes to make a remarkable mark in the community to which it belongs through its multifarious activities. The college hopes that you will give wide publicity to its ambitious plans and will join hands with the college in its endeavour to serve society and empower women.

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November 20,2021

Mangaluru, Nov 20: South Canara District Central Cooperative (SCDCC) Bank Chairman M. N. Rajendra Kumar has announced that he has decided to back out from contesting as independent candidate from the local authorities’ constituency of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Karnataka Legislative Council elections.

The announcement comes a day after Cooperation Minister S. T. Somashekar said that the government can dismiss him for alleged misuse of funds.

While addressing the Jan Swaraj Yatra organised by the BJP in Mangaluru and Udupi, Mr. Somashekar said that ₹19 lakh was being transferred every month from the SCDCC Bank to Navodaya Grama Vikasa Charitable Trust of which Mr. Kumar is the managing trustee.

The Registrar of Cooperative Societies has the power to disqualify him from being a member of the board under Section 29C of the Karnataka Cooperative Societies Act. The department has already served a notice to Mr. Kumar, the Minister said.

Earlier, Mr. Kumar had announced that he would contest as an independent candidate from the local authorities’ constituency of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. He had opened a campaign office in Mangaluru on November 16 and met Karnataka Pradesh Congres Committee president D. K. Shivakumar in Bengaluru on November 17.

On November 20, he told media persons that he will not contest as he does not want to politicise the cooperative sector.

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November 18,2021

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Bangaluru, Nov 18: In a bid to encourage women to take up entrepreneurship, the Karnataka government will soon set up exclusive industrial parks dedicated to them in Mysuru, Dharwad, Harohalli and Kalaburagi, Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani announced here on Thursday.
 
The minister was inaugurating a women entrepreneurs' event titled 'Together We Grow' organised by UBUNTU Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs Associations to mark International Women Entrepreneurship Day at a private hotel here.

UBUNTU is a Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs Associations. Over 30 women entrepreneurs associations and 1,500 members function under a single platform.

Explaining the various government initiatives, Nirani urged budding women entrepreneurs to make use of those schemes.
 
"Karnataka is the first state in India to set up exclusive industrial parks dedicated to women in Mysuru, Dharwad, Kalaburagi and Harohalli. The purpose will be served if women entrepreneurs take advantage of this initiative. Women should join hands with the government in driving industrial growth by taking up entrepreneurship and providing jobs," Nirani urged.
 
Lauding the achievements of women in every sector, the minister wanted women entrepreneurs to create jobs. "Women are shining in every field in this competitive world. Empowerment of women will become more meaningful when women become entrepreneurs and provide jobs to others. Successful women entrepreneurs like Sudha Narayana Murthy of Infosys, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon have become role models and their success stories should become a source of inspiration for budding women entrepreneurs," Nirani opined.
 
The minister said government, through various initiatives has been encouraging women entrepreneurs to unlock their potential to generate unlimited profit and create jobs. 'Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu' programme in Bengaluru was a grand success and it will be conducted in other districts in the coming days, Nirani informed.
 
He lauded UBUNTU for supporting and guiding women entrepreneurs and promised to extend government's cooperation and support in their endeavours.
 
"We are proud of the fact that today India has 13.5 - 15.7 million women-owned enterprises, representing 20 per cent of all enterprises. Accelerating quantity and quality of entrepreneurship towards such benchmarks can create over 30 million women-owned enterprises and this is not an impossible goal," Nirani expressed.
 
Explaining the regulations aimed at helping women, minister Nirani promised incentives for women entrepreneurs from weaker sections.
 
"Amendment to the Factories Act, 1948 allows women to work in the night shift between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Additional incentives are proposed to special category entrepreneurs such as SC/ ST women under new industrial policy," Nirani informed.

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November 27,2021

Mangaluru, Nov 27: In the wake of trishul attack incidents in the coastal district, former minister U T Khader has urged the Dakshina Kannada district administration and police to conduct a detailed inquiry into the recent ‘Trishul Deekshe’ wherein weapons were distributed by the Sangh Parivar.

Speaking to media persons the Mangaluru MLA sought to know whether the assault and untoward incident cases reported in the district in the recent past were the result of the ‘Trishul Deekshe’ programmes

He said that if ‘trishul’ distributed among youth were misused, then action should be initiated against those who distributed ‘trishul’ and also on those who misused it. “What will be the future if all youth start carrying trishul instead of pens? Legal action should be taken if such programmes triggered untoward incidents in the district,” he demanded.

The coastal districts have been witnessing untoward incidents of communal clashes only because of the lack of freedom given to the police. The police department is under political pressure, the MLA told reporters here on Saturday.

“Police officials are not able to work due to “political blackmailing” which in turn has resulted in an increase in untoward incidents in the coastal districts. It is the height of lawlessness that Hindu Jagarana Vedike leaders are threatening even the deputy commissioner of holding his collar if their demand is not fulfilled and warning a police officer that her leg will be broken, said the MLA.

“The Hindutva leaders who issued such statements are confident of making such statements openly in front of police. This is the gift of the BJP administration to anti-social elements in the state. The government should take serious measures to prevent leaders from making such statements in public and social media platforms,” added the former Minister.

The Home Minister and the District in Charge Minister should convene a meeting and discuss the untoward incidents that were reported in the district all these days. 

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