August 
2009 

Our banner, plus the report below, is from a meeting of U3A Udaipur, courtesy of R S Dhakar

On the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima (Teacher's Day) a special lecture on “Role of teacher in the present context” was delivered by Prof. V.B. Singh, Chairperson (coord.) ISU3A. He observed that present day is devoid of really good teacher which we had witnessed in old days. The event was graced by the presence of Prof. Mrs. Divya Prabha Nagar, Vice Chanceller, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University.

A felicitation function of Smt Shanta Trivedi, a freedom fighter, a educationist and a senior citizen was organised by ISU3A Udaipur, Rajasthan.

A report from Dr P Vyasamoorthy of Andhra U3A Hyderabad.
A two-day workshop on ‘Sensitisation of Stakeholders in Implementation of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007’ was organised by National Institute of Social Defence and Heritage Foundation.

For the benefit of senior citizens, efforts are on to extend the facility of helpline across the State and also introduce concessions in the APSRTC bus services, Commissioner for Disabled Welfare and Senior Citizens, Anitha Rajendran said here on Saturday. Right: A Senior Citizen from the audience makes his point.

Two senior officials from the Police Department V.S.K. Kaumudi, CID IG (Economic Offences) and K.T.Ujela, Joint Commissioner (Security) participated in the meeting and assured all possible support for senior citizens.


Now you can send your complaint/grievance directly to The President of India. Click on http://www.helpline.rb.nic.in/ for the Secretariat Helpline. (Thank you Dr P Vyasamoorthy).
Sailesh Mishra, Founder President of Silver Innings. Read "A slow-burning fuse - the world is ageing fast", an important message from his blog People for Social Cause
"At present just under 11% of the world’s 6.9 billion people are over 60. By 2050 that share will have risen to 22% (of a population of over 9 billion), and in the developed countries to 33%. To put it another way, in the rich world one person in three will be a pensioner; nearly one in ten will be over 80".
From S Chander of Service for Seniors -- An On-Screen Keyboard in Windows.
If your keyboard is faulty, Microsoft provides an alternative way to type-in using the mouse.


Go to: Start menu Select: Run Type in: OSK Press: OK
A keyboard will be displayed on your monitor which you can use with your mouse.


From M.R.Rangawamy, Chairman, U3A (South Zone)

At their monthly meet on 20th July Jnanajyothi U3A Bengaluru conducted a debate for high school students and capacity building project for elders. Students from ten neighbourhood schools argued for and against the topic "ELDERS ADVICE HAMPERS YOUTH'S PROGRESS". AMIT KASHYAP (Prarthana School), Rashmi.K Swamy (Ahalya bai school), Keerthana (JSS Public School), bagged the first three prizes and the Carmel School lifted away "MADURANATHAN'S ROLLING SHIELD"

Jnanajyothi U3A Bengaluru, Karnataka meets on every Third Monday, between 4pm and 6pm at Bhagirathi Sabhangana, Banashankari Second Stage, Bangalore 560 070 ( Tel 26714434, 26710508 Email: rangaswamymr36@gmail.com. Web: http://www.jnanajyothi.com/

 

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