Release of Centenary Souvenir: 'ಶತಸ್ಮೃತಿ' 1918-2018

September 5, 2019

Release of Centenary Souvenir ' SHATHA SMRUTHI' 1918-2018 was held on 5th September 2019 at Besant Women's College.


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Founders Day - Birth anniversary of founder of Besant Institutions, Shri Manel Srinivas Nayak

February 8, 2019

Centenary Celebration : Valedictory function

January 19, 2019

Bengaluru-based Coffeelab Limited President Sunalini N Menon stressed on Saturday that excellence is taking pride in work and being the best at the work.
She was speaking at the valedictory function of the Besant centenary celebrations organised by Women's National Education Society (WNES) at Dr T M A Pai International Convention Centre here.
She said, "Nobody remembers how fast the job was done, but how well the job was done. Whether be it washing utensils in the kitchen or sweeping the floor, being the best in your work is a self-portrait of what you are and the best insurance in the future for a job," Sunalini said.Centenary 19_1.JPG
She said creativity and eye for detail are a must for the perfect execution of goals.
Sunalini, reflecting on her four decades of experience as a coffee taster, described the coffee tasting as a fascinating journey. "It is not a mere cup of coffee. There is so much of science and knowledge that you will learn humility," the internationally recognised coffee-taster said.
She also invited the students present in the hall to learn more about the profession.
She said Indian Coffee Board offers 'Kaapi Shastra' on how to brew a perfect cup of coffee and there is a PG diploma course on coffee quality and another course on coffee entrepreneurship from Indian Institution of Plantation Management (IIPM).
She said her Coffeelab analyses samples from across the world.
"We are more as a facilitator, depending on what the market wants and what the grower can provide," she said.Centenary 19_2.JPG
Presiding over the programme, former vice-chancellor of SNDT Women's University Prof Rupa Shah urged women not to be fearful about the outcome. "I will compete and emerge successful should be the motto," she stressed.
The Besant group of institutions felicitated alumni achievers including writer Kasturi, gynecologist and well-known athlete Vandana Rao.
Kasturi and Devayani, who had emerged as toppers and declared as Vasantha Ranis while in school in 1959, were felicitated on the occasion.
Devayani thanked the management for remembering them after 50 years.
The formal programme was followed with cultural programmes presented by students of Besant institutions.

Centenary Celebration: Book and Souvenir release

January 18, 2019

Those benefiting from education should become intellectuals who can clearly differentiate between--`Dharma' and 'Adharma'-- Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade said on Friday.
He addressed the gathering after inaugurating the Besant Centenary celebrations organised by Women's National Education Society (WNES) at T M A Pai International convention centre.
After releasing the souvenir --`Shata Smruthi' and Prof M R Prabhu's, `Hale Beru, Hosa Chiguru', Heggade urged students to develop curiosity.

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"In my day, I had no source of information other than the radio. Today, we gather news from all sources and form opinions," he pointed out.
He stressed the need to differentiate between belief, disbelief and superstition.
"Blind belief is not necessarily superstition. Even scientists admit that science is walking the tight rope between blind faith and curiosity," he remarked.
"Science should be our slave and we should not be slaves to science," Heggade pointed out.
He expressed concern over increasing drug abuse among students and termed drug addiction the biggest menace.
He urged students to develop ideals and not to ignore Indian culture (Samskara).
Other speakers paid rich tributes to Dr Annie Besant who laid the foundation stone for the institution in 1918.
Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof Ishwara P, WNES President Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy and Centenary Celebration Committee Chairman K Devananda Pai were also present.
The formal programme was followed with cultural programmes presented by students of Besant institutions.

Besant Centenary celebrations on Jan 18 and 19, 2019 : Press Meet

January 14, 2019

The centenary celebration of the Besant Institutions will be held at Dr TMA Pai International Convention Centre on January 18 and 19.

A press conference was organised by WNES  on Monday, January 14 at BWC M.Com auditoriun . The Women's National Education Society (WNES) Secretary K Devanand Pai informing about the scheduled programme, saidthat Dharmastala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade will inaugurate the programme. Meanwhile, a souvenir will be released by the Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ishwar P and WNES President Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy will preside over the programme.

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During the second and final day of the programme, Coffee Lab Limited President Sunalini M Menon and Arathi Subrahmanyan, group chief digital officer of Tata Sons Limited will speak on the subject 'Women's Empowerment.' Former vice-chancellor of SNDT Women's University, Mumbai, Prof. Roopa Shah will preside over the programme, he informed.

"Any girl student who is unable to continue her education due to her poor financial background can approach any of our Besant educational institutions. We are ready to offer free education to her. Our intention is to offer education and empower women", Devanand Pai informed.

WNES President Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy, Centenary Celebration Committee Secretary Sathish Bhat, Besant College Academic Adviser Lalitha Mallya and Besant Women's College Principal Sathish Kumar Shetty among others were present.