Annadana – Soil and Seed Savers

Annadana began in 2001, their main objective has been to safeguard the interest of Indian farmers by promoting the use of traditional agricultural methods that are efficient and innovative. This was to empower the farmers towards self-sufficiency. In Annadana they create awareness on indigenous seed varieties which breaks the farmers dependency on hybrid or genetically modified seed stock. They own two agro-ecology farms in Bangalore and in Sharavathi Wildlife sanctuary in the Western Ghats. They mainly focus on 3 main core areas that are farmers welfare, seed conservation, training and sustainability. Annadana ‘s work has also helped post tsunami and agricultural relief to create seed banks and to training farmers and horticulturalists in Bhutan. Annadana is steered by a corporate flyer Sangita Sharma. As a campaigner Annadana had proudly played a significant role in bringing about India ‘s 2009 prohibition on genetically modified seeds.

It is a unique insulated seed bank which conserves over 500 variety of seed, a self-contained farm from fruits and vegetables to milk and dairy products. They produce their own bio chemicals, bio pest repellents and biogas and plant boosters. They use various methods to harvest like extraction- wet and dry seeds, shade drying, identification of healthy plants and fruits and harvest the seeds at the right season and time. They follow rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation and so on. They also create awareness on the genetically modified seeds and the future difficulties after consuming those vegetables and fruits on regular basis. Annadana also runs its own campaign ‘MyRighttoSafeFood’.

For over a decade Annadana has been researching and documenting their journey on sustainable organic farming along side seed conservation through seed banks. Annadana helps farmers by giving them knowledge teaching them on seed conservation and organic farming. How it can be done in small space of land to large areas in a whole. Farmers teach farmers. They have their own publications. Based in Southern India Annadana ‘s mission is to sow seeds of sustainable thinking and seeds of hope for farmers all over the world.

S. Varunika Rajan


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Intra- Collegiate Page to Stage

Page to stage, an intra collegiate competition that took place on the 28th of October was organised by the English Department of Christ Junior College. This is a competition where in students of 1st and 2nd PUC are allotted lessons from the English course book and are required to enact it in the form of a play. This not only acts as a platform where students portray their theatrical skills but also tests their understanding and interpretation skills.

From the 1st as well as the 2nd PUC, we had the genres ranging from comedy and humour and to emotional and drama.

The classes of both 1st and 2nd PUC displayed creative interpretation of the text. Furthermore, they tackled social issues and opinions like climate change, cultural diversity, importance of water, superstitious beliefs, money Madness, racism and more

 Carrying an emotionally and mind evoking message the winner from the six classes in 2nd PUC emerged to be 2 PPES O who spoke strongly and wholly On Children.

Runners up from 2nd PUC was the class of 2CAMS K who had through their humorously emotional play, carried the message of the most important resource, water.

Budding Talent from the 1st PUC classes presented plays with titles like “The world Is on fire and holy things” which spoke about the superstitious beliefs and the river goddess’ story.

The winner from the 1st PUC classes was “Beyond Colour” which tackled racism and spoke about the life , struggles and achievements of Frederick Douglass.

The Page to Stage competition was judged by experienced and well known Miss Bhanumathi and other faculty from the Christ Family. The Winners were decided based on a Judging Criteria which covered areas like stage usage volume, expressions, acting skills, etc.

This competition gives an opportunity to aspiring actors as well as future scriptwriters and directors by helping them birth and give life to their characters.

I’d like to quote ” The theatre is a weapon and for that reason, it must be fought for”. And Christ Junior College helps us understand and use such weapons in the most effective and innovative way.

Shloka B


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ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಬದುಕು ಹಾಗು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ

ದಿನಾಂಕ ೧೮/೧೦/೨೦೧೯ ರಂದು ನಮ್ಮ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಷಾ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಪ್ರಧ್ಯಾಪಕರು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ರಸ ಋಷಿ ಕುವೆಂಪುರವರ ಹಿರಿಯ ಪುತ್ರ, ಲೇಖಕ, ಶಾಲಾಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಪರಿಸರಪ್ರೇಮಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಬದುಕು ಹಾಗು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಕುರಿತು ಪರಿಚಯಿಸಿಕೊಡಲು ಅದ್ಭುತ ಮಾತುಗಾರರಾದ ಡಾ।। ಹೆಚ್. ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣರವರನ್ನು ಕರೆಸಿದ್ದರು. ಡಾ।। ಹೆಚ್. ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣರವರು ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರನ್ನು ಹತ್ತಿರದಿಂದ ಕಂಡವರಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ  ಕನ್ನಡ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ವನಿತ ಅವರು ವಹಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ತಯಾರಿಸಿದ್ದ ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಕುರಿತು ಸಣ್ಣ ಚಿತ್ರಣವನ್ನು ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ತೋರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ನಂತರ ಭಾಷಾ ವಿಭಾಗದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ನಾಗರತ್ನ ಅವರು ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಸ್ವಾಗತವನ್ನು ಕೋರಿದರು. ಅನಂತರ ಡಾ।। ಹೆಚ್. ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣರವರು ಮಾತನಾಡಲು ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿದರು.

ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣರವರು ಪೂ.ಚಂ.ತೇ ಅವರು ಬರೆದಿರುವ “ಅಣ್ಣನ ನೆನಪು” ಎಂಬ ಆತ್ಮಕಥನವನ್ನು ಆಧರಿಸಿ ಅವರ ಕುರಿತು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದರು. ಅವರ ಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಹುಟ್ಟಿನಿಂದ ಕುವೆಂಪುರವರಿಗೆ ಆದ ಆನಂದ, ಸಂತಸ ಅವರು ರಚಿಸಿದ ಪದ್ಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶೇಷ ಚಿತ್ರಣ ಮೂಡಿತು. ನಂತರ ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯವೇನೆಂದರೆ ಮಹಾಕವಿಯ ಮಗನಾಗಿದ್ದರು ಅವರು ಅತಿ ತುಂಟರಾಗಿದ್ದರು ಎಂಬುವುದು. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾಗಿ “ಪೆಂಡ್ಯುಲಮ್ ಬಾಲದ” ನಾಯಿಯ ಕಥೆ, ಮನೆಗೆ ತಂದ ಹೊಸ ನಾಯಿ ತುಂಟನಾದ ಕಥೆ ಹಾಗು ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಶಾಲೆಯಿಂದ ಅರ್ಧದಲ್ಲೆ ಓಡಿ ಬಂಡ ಕಥೆಯನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ನಂತರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಜೀವನ, ಓದಿನ ನಂತರ ಅವರು ಮೂಡಿಗೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದ ಕಾರಣ, ಅವರ ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಜೀವನವನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು.

ಪರಿಸರ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಯಾದ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರು ಹಲವಾರು ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ಲೇಖನಗಳು, ಪರಿಸರದ ಕುರಿತು ಕೃತಿಗಳನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕೃತಿಗಳು ಅಬಚೂರಿನ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಆಫೀಸು, ಕಾರ್ವಾಲ, ಕಿರಗೂರಿನ ಗಯ್ಯಾಳಿಗಳು ಮೊದಲಾದವು. ಇವುಗಳನ್ನು ಓದಲು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿನಂತಿಸಿದರು. ಹೀಗೆ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಬದುಕು ಹಾಗು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ವಿವರವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದರು. ಇಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೋತ್ತರದ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ನಡೆಸಬೇಕಾದ ತಯಾರಿ, ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇರಬೇಕಾದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಒಲವು ಹಾಗು ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಇವರಿಗೆ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಹೃತ್ಪೂರ್ವಕವಾಗಿ ವಂದಿಸಿದರು. ಈ ಅದ್ಭುತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇರೆ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಸಹ ಬಂದಿದ್ದರು. ಇವರೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ನಮ್ಮ ನೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್ ರವರು ವಂದನಾರ್ಪಣೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರು.

– ಸ್ನೇಹ ಎ

1 HEPP ‘N’

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An Excursion into the Life and Stories of Tejaswi

ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಜೀವನ ಮತ್ತು ಕಥನದೊಳಗೊಂದು ವಿಹಾರ(An Excursion into the Life and Stories of Tejaswi) was organized by the Department of Languages, Christ Junior College on 18th October 2019 for all Kannada students.
Dr. H.S Satyanarayana, a noted critic and literary figure, a Sahitya Academy Member and Chairperson of Karnataka 2nd PUC text-book committee was invited as a guest lecturer to the program. A Kannada exponent, recipient of various awards for his work in the field of Kannada literature was here to speak about the Kannada writer Poorna Chandra Tejaswi whose literature” Krishne Gowdana Aane” is part of the 2nd PUC Kannada curriculum and “Around the medicinal creeper” is part of the 1st PUC English curriculum. He received his Doctorate for his Thesis on Poorna Chandra Tejaswi.

In his enriching and engaging talk, he spoke at length about the life and personality of Tejaswi and how there is an imperative need to embrace the thoughts and living style of Tejaswi. While introducing the students to the works of Tejaswi, Dr. Satyanarayana also gave them an insight into the childhood, lifestyle and versatility of Tejaswi and explained to them how Tejaswi’s thoughts are relevant in the present times.  While interacting with the students, emphasis was laid on the need and responsibility of every person to nurture Kannada as a language by using it in day-to-day situations. Study tips for Kannada were shared with the students while guiding them on how to maximise their efforts for a successful result.

The students left enriched and better equipped to face the impending exams.

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The murder mystery event was organised with some inventive skills, to delve out the logical reasoning as well as the intuition of our detective friends.

The event consisted of 3 rounds, the first round was a pen and paper round followed by two murder plots. The participants

who qualified through the pen and paper round were introduced to the murder plot in which some questions related to the autopsy of the victim had to be answered. This round was restricted to a fixed frame of time. Based upon the answers given, the participants were qualified to the next round of the event. The third round was the final murder plot in which the participants were required to identify the murderer and write down the murder plot accurately. The best plot was titled as the winner.

The event had over 42 teams. Participants who could unleash their detective skills with utmost calibre were categorised as winners.

The winners of the event were-

1st place-Mount Carmel

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Incognito: The Unknown Paradox

Incognito, a science treasure hunt event that aimed at testing the dexterity and scientific intellect of the participants. The event was organized on 6th  September,2019 on the occasion of the mega CJC Fest “MAGNACHRISTA”.The event comprised of three rounds in total.

The first round had two divisions.To begin with we had the pen to paper round for 30 minutes,which required the participants to bring together their agility at solving fifteen puzzling questions. The qualified 20 teams moved onto the next segment of the round. The Taboo round needed the participants to bring their vocabulary into action.They were expected to explain a given word to their teammates,restricting them the use of a few particular words and actions.

The second round was an exciting modification to Monopoly-the board game. The ten qualified teams come together to play a game of Monopoly.The unusual twist here was that every table the team landed upon, had a set of envelopes to be brought. Each envelope had two tasks to be performed by each team,and hence only on the completion of these tasks were they allowed to continue their game. Each envelope had one Pictionary question and one minute to win it task to complete. The first six teams to complete their game were qualified for the final round.

The final round was a classic treasure hunt, where the participants had to face perplexing obstacles and challenges in their hunt for victory. Six locations, six different road maps and each team accompanied by a volunteer.The clues to each location had to be solved with a quick sense of mind. After a nail biting race to the victory, we had SJBHS declare themselves as winners of the event.

The event got the participants to take back with them an experience. An experience at a classic treasure hunt. The event not only enhanced one’s quick wittedness but was also concluded a great success.

-Gunjal Kothari


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The motive of magnachrista was to instill the spirit of confidence, healthy competition and harmony amongst the participants and unravel was the perfect example. It’s an event  which assesses participants on their logical reasoning and capability to decrypt ciphers. With every succeeding level the intricacy of the event increases which highlights the event architects’ selfless efforts.

In the first round, the participants had to solve four ciphers and three logical questions after which they had to guess the names of five movies through pictionary.

Only six teams made it through to the triathlon where they had three sets of tasks and ciphers which on completion would give them three words namely infrared light, cancer and astronomy.The participants had to formulate a theory with these words and the team which came up with the most accurate theory with respect to the original one, won the event.

The team of four was divided into two.

Two of them had to perform the tasks and two of them had to decrypt the ciphers.

The participants had to decrypt a miscellany of ciphers including vigenere cipher, rail fence, dorabell and book ciphers.

They had to perform an assortment of tasks which on completion would enlighten them about the theory. The formulation of the theory by the participants marks the cessation of the event. The team which completed this tedious and exciting process in the least amount of time and arose with the most accurate theory won unravel.

These are the champions of unravel

First: St Joseph’s boys high school team2

Second: jain college jayanagar

Third : St Joseph’s boys high school team 1

-Ananya R


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