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9th Global DMS Mysore Alumni meet

posted Oct 5, 2017, 6:18 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 6:19 AM ]

Dear Alumni,

It has been a year already. December 3rd weekend is almost here. So, pack your bags, get your friends and let's head to school :D

As every time, we have a meet, greet and dine event on 16th December evening at the Grand Maurya lawns on Hunsur road. Followed by some fun and sports activities on 17th morning at the school premises.

We look forward to seeing you and your family this time.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958301594384077/

Cheers,
Alumni team

7th Global Alumni Meet on Dec 20, 2015

posted Nov 23, 2015, 9:55 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 9:57 AM by Dms Alumni ]

Dear Alumni,

Thanks to your undying love and enthusiasm we are proud to host the 7th DMS Mysore alumni meet on 20th December 2015 at 11 AM in school premises.

We are trying to liven up the event this time by inviting school students to join and play some fun games with us. While alumni volunteers can show off their culinary skills and earn some praises and some cash ;) 

As every time the event is open for the alumni and their family. 

Check out the fun we had last time in the album below, its only going to get better this time, so come create memories :D

6th Global Alumni meet at DMS campus 21-12-2014



Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting held on 12 April'15

posted Apr 27, 2015, 5:45 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Apr 27, 2015, 8:43 AM ]

The executive committee meeting of DMS Alumni association was held on 12 April 2015 at Office of) Thoughtfocus Technologies, Saraswathipuram at 12.00 Noon.

        Members who attended: Mr. Rajeev Nataraj, Mr. Sampath Kumar, Mr. R K Baliga, Mr. P B Mithra, Mr. Anish Muddappa, Mr. Punit J, Mr. Madhu Karnat, Ms Sonal Nage, Ms Sayeema Nasreen
        Members absent due to pre-commitments: Dr Anand Venkatraman, Mr. Vivek Bansilal, Ms. Sahana Jaganath, Mr. Pranav Bhat

The Agenda was to discuss the projects that were slated to be taken up during the year 2015 – 2016

1. Life Skills training to be imparted to the outgoing students of DMS.
  • This is being coordinated by Ms Sonal Nage & Mr. Madhu Karnat.
  • They outlined the purpose, process and modus being adopted to the members. So also the progress.
  • They are in touch with some experts in the field and the project will take wing soon as the academic year begins.
2. Distribution of academic kits to children of a nearby rural school. This was to be held in the month of May in order that it reaches the students at the start of the academic year.
  • This was originally planned to cover the ambit of a nearby rural school.
  • Mr. Dheeraj Kumar had volunteered to co-ordinate with the fund raising from his batch mates. Who incidentally were magnanimous the last year too.
  • It was communicated to the EC that they would rather restrict it to deserving students of DMS.
  • The EC discussed the issue and have agreed.
  • Since it may take time to communicate with everyone and raise the required funds and the deadline may not be met, the EC also discussed the possibility of utilization from the corpus and replenishing it in order to meet the deadline but it was inconclusive since some members felt it was vital to protect and build on the corpus.
  • The EC also felt that it would be unfair to expect one particular group / batch to continue bearing the burden of executing this project.
  • The EC appealed to alumni across the years to volunteer to contribute in order that the deserving students are benefitted.
3. Vivek Memorial Cricket Tournament
  • Not much co-operation coming from the School authorities, the EC is exploring the possibilities of to conduct the tournament independently
  • One of the avenues being explored is the involvement of KSCA for conducting and assistance. Parleys with them is in progress.
  • The committee also discussed the possibilities of finding sponsors to conduct the tournament.
4. Resources and Finances available
  • It was logically agreed that all and any of these projects can be undertaken only with the availability of finances which at the moment is at a premium.
  • The EC lamented the lack of contribution from the Alumni (barring a handful of people) both in terms of personal involvement and monetary help.
  • The EC discussed the proposal of collecting an Annual Membership fee. This was  deferred for discussions in detail at the next meeting.
5. There were proposals made to feature some Alumni every fortnight on the School website and the Face book wall. This would not only help knowing more about each other but would also help in networking with seniors and / juniors who were not at the school during the same period. Apart from the stated motive, other benefits as a fall out of this was also discussed. More clarity on this and how this can be done will possibly emerge shortly. 

Minutes of the meeting of the executive committee held at 11.30 am on Sunday, 25th January 2015

posted Jan 28, 2015, 10:04 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 10:14 PM ]


The following members attended the meeting: Prof. V V Anand, Mr. Anish Muddappa, Mr. Puneeth Kumar, J., Mr. P. B. Mitra, Mr. Vivekananda B., Mr. Sujith Kumar G A., Mr. Ravi K Baliga, Smt. Sayeema Nasreen, Mr. Sampath Kumar, Mr. Pranav Bhat, Miss Sonal N and Mr. Madhu Karnat. 

Members who were absent were: Mr. Rajeev Nataraj, Ms. Sahana Jaganath and Smt. Mangala B Ram Head Mistress, DMS (ex officio Member)

  • The Chairman and President, Mr. Anand welcomed the members and thanked them for the support and co-operation in celebrating the VI Annual Day. He lamented on the relatively poor turnout as compared with the last year’s event and urged all the EC members, through their collective and individual efforts to bring in more people next year. 
  • The Chairman apprised the members of the financial position of the association and informed them of the steps taken to file the IT returns. The existing corpus is Rs.2,75,000 (Rupees Two lakh seventy five thousand) in FDR in SBM, RIE Branch and about 18,500 (Rupees eighteen thousand five hundred) in the savings account. Members expressed the rather poor inflow of donations and suggested to identify one or two alumni from each batch and urge them to mobilize donations from their batch mates. 
  • The Chairman and President dissolved the existing body of Office bearers and invited members for the different posts either by way of voluntary proposals or by way of nominations. 
  • After discussion, a consensus was reached and the following persons will be the office bearers for the period 2015 to 2017: 
President : Mr Rajeev Natraj
Vice President : Mr Sampath Kumar
Secretary : Mr Ravi K Baliga
Jt Secretaries : Mr. Pranav Bhat and Miss Sonal N
Treasurer : Mr. Sujith Kumar G A
PR and advocacy: Mrs. Sayeema Nasreen
            All the office bearers have accorded consent to their positions. 
  • More events must be organized at regular intervals. This requires both money and greater involvement of members. Members will be informed through the e-media for sensitization on these issues.
  • Some of the activities proposed to be taken up during the year 2015: 
Feb. 2015 : Vivek Memorial Cricket Tournament (2014 – delayed) 
May- June 2015: Distribution of academic kits to children of a nearby rural school. Mr. Dheeraj Kumar has volunteered to help. He may be contacted. 
Sep.- Oct 2015 : Life skills training programme for DMS students. Mr. Madhu Karnat will co-ordinate. 
Dec 2015 : a)  Vivek Memorial Cricket Tournament 2015.  b) VII Global Alumni Meet

The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks.
Ravi K Baliga 
25th January, 2015 Secretary 

MINUTES: 6TH GLOBAL ALUMNI MEET

posted Dec 26, 2014, 8:54 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Dec 26, 2014, 10:05 PM ]



Minutes of the VI alumni meet held at 11 am on Sunday, 21st December, 2014 in the DMS Premises
The Chairman and President of the association welcomed the alumni, teachers and all those who had gathered that morning.  He presented a report of the activities undertaken by the association during the current year. 

  • On the 5th September, 2014 academic kits, each at a cost of about Rs.1000/- were distributed to the economically poor students selected from classes VI to XII.  This was possible due to the initiatives taken by Sujith Kumar G A (1983), Sayeema Nasreen (1992) and their batch mates who donated liberally and met all the expenses towards the kit. Teachers of the school and a few alumni members attended the kit distribution programme organized in the school. 
  • Due to pressure of prior academic commitments, the annual INDEM meet and the school day celebrations, the school has decided to conduct the Vivek Memorial Cricket Tournament in the month of January, 2015. The alumni will co-ordinate with the school for the conduct of the tournament.
  • The abridged statement of accounts of the current financial year was made available to the members and the members were informed about the financial position of the association.
  • A rigorous drive to build a healthy corpus was debated.  Members acceded to the idea of building a healthy corpus which could sustain all the activities planned by the association year after year. How to go about it??
  • A few volunteers who offered to have career counseling sessions to the out-going students in the month of January.  Dates will be finalized with the school authorities very soon.
  • Mr. Dheeraj (1988) and his batch mates have volunteered to take the initiative of academic kit distribution or donating books to a rural school in the vicinity during the year 2015.
  • A few teachers volunteered to help academically if any such activities are planned in schools.
  • Regarding the annual day celebrations, diverse views were expressed some in favor of the get together and dinner the previous evening, and some opposing it.  The EC members will take a suitable decision next year.  It was also expressed that the annual meet must be held only in Mysore and should not be moved out.
  • It was decided to strengthen the communication among  members by constituting a separate cell/committee for the purpose;
  •  As the two year period of the existing Executive Committee is coming to an end, the issue regarding the formation of a new committee for the next two years was taken up.  To a suggestion made to bring in active members of the existing committee and enthusiastic volunteers who have helped in the various activities of the association, the members acceded to the suggestion and the following members will represent the executive committee for the next two years:
        1. Prof.  V V Anand
        2. Mr K.T. Muddappa
        3. Mr. Puneeth Kumar, J
        4. Mr. Sujith Kumar G.A. 
        5. Mr. Vivekananda, B.
        6. Mrs. Sayeema Nasreen  
        7. Mr. P. B. Mitra
        8. Mr. Ravi Baliga 
        9. Mr. Rajeev Natraj
        10. Miss Sahana Jagannath
        11. Mr. Pranav Bhat
        12. Miss Sonal
        13. Mr Madhu, K.S. 
        14. Mr. Sampath Kumar 
        15. Mrs. Mangala B Ram, DMS Teacher; and 
        16. Mrs Kalpana Vengopal, Head Mistress (ex-officio) 
  • For selecting the office bearers,( President, Vice President, Secretary ,Jt. Secretary and Treasurer) the executive committee  will take a call on the 25th of January, 2015.
  • The first meeting of the newly constituted executive committee will be held in the RIE, Mysore at 11.00 am on Sunday, 25th January, 2015. 
  • The Chairman/ President thanked all the members, the teachers and the school and Institute authorities for the co-operation extended for the alumni association during the year.
        
        DMS Alumni Executive Committee
        21st December, 2014
        Mysore

6th Global Alumni Meet on Dec 20-21, 2014

posted Nov 3, 2014, 9:43 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 9:44 AM ]



Dear Alumnus,

The winter is fast appearing, and for a DMS alumnus it only means one thing - the DMS Alumni Meet. Block your calendars on 20th December 2014 between 6-9pm, we'll have an eventful evening loaded with dance and music at the Roost hotel (http://www.roosthotel.com/ ).

An official meet will happen on Sunday, 21st December 2014 at morning 11 AM in school premises. Where we'll start off with the general body meeting, post which we'll have sport events for the alumnus and family.

As every time the event on both days is open for the alumni and their family

Check out the fun we had last time in the album below, its only going to get better this time, so come create memories :D






PRESIDENT DR. S. RADHAKRISHNAN MADE THE SCHOOL PRAYER OF DMS SECULAR

posted Sep 17, 2014, 5:40 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 5:49 AM ]

This article written by Sri. C.G Nagaraj (Retd. Head Master of DMS) featured in Star Of Mysore on 15th September.

It was a very pleasant morning on 7th December 1965. The staff and the students of Demonstration Multipurpose School (DMS), attached to the Regional College of Education, Mysore (RIE), had a very important function to attend in their school premises, which is also the campus of RIE. It was the visit of the great Teacher of our country, the then President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

The writer of this article was a Teacher in RIE at that time and was assigned to teach in DMS, a school attached to the RIE as a laboratory school for innovative practices.

On this occasion, the President planted a sapling to commemorate his visit and then we were asked to render the school prayer in front of the President of India which we deemed as a great moment for all of us. The school prayer is and was a Sanskrit shloka, that is yam shaivaha…
We the staff and the selected students chanted the shloka in front of all the dignitaries including the President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. The moment we finished the prayer, the President asked us to sing again. He listened to the rendering carefully and asked us to include one more line and to our surprise he said, ‘sing along with me.’ It was such an excitement to all the people in the open-air function of planting a sapling, we readily joined him. He told us to write down and added one line in Sanskrit to match the shloka. He added on the spot a line which included the names of Jesus and Mohammed. The shloka now reads as shown in the box below.

It is almost 50 years now since this event took place. What an intellectual he must be to add the most secular phrase to our epic shloka !

Today, Regional Institute of Education maintains the spot where our President stood and sung the shloka at the park and a gardener maintains it since the past 49 years. Every year Teachers Day is celebrated at this spot in memory of Dr. Radhakrishnan and the students of DMS sing the amended shloka as school prayer daily.

As an educator and a Principal of Schools, wherever I worked I introduced this shloka as school prayer.

Some of the old photographs show the tree that was a sapling of a few inches. It has now grown to a huge tree and stands majestically, singing the same Prayer in silence, heralding the spirit of secularism of this country.

I am very grateful to my colleagues of RIE who assisted in getting some of the photographs from the library. I am grateful to Rekha and Sharada who were students of RIE in 1965 and a team member of the singing group, Shivakumar, a crafts teacher who carved the bust of our late President to install at the spot where the sapling has now grown into a mighty tree.

*The Shloka before the 2 lines were added:
Yam Shaivaha Samupasathe
Shiva ethi brahmethi vedanthinaha
Bhoudhatha Buddha ethi pramanapatavaha
Karthethi Niyayikaha
Arhan Ethyatha Jaina Shasanarataha
Karmethi meemamsakaha
Soyam vo vidadhathu vaanchitha phalam
Trilokyanatho vibuhu.
The Shloka after the 2 lines were added:
Yam Shaivaha Samupasathe
Shiva ethi brahmethi vedanthinaha
Bhoudhatha Buddha ethi pramanapatavaha
Karthethi Niyayikaha
Arhan Ethyatha Jaina Shasanarataha
Karmethi meemamsakaha
Kristhaha – kristha ethi Kriyapararathaha
Allethi Mohamadaha
Soyamvo vidadhathu vanchitha phalam
Trilokya naatho vibhuhu


Academic kit distribution on teachers day

posted Sep 2, 2014, 11:18 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 8:24 AM ]

A short and small program with alumni, DMS faculty, deserving students and their family attended the event. We began at 1.30 pm and wound up by 2.00 pm. Alumni spent time amidst staff and students and had some fun time.
We thank everyone who made it to the event, and especially all the contributors, mostly from the 1983 and 1992 batches. 


Alumni with the deserving students.


Academic kits


Deserving kids and their family


Alumni attendees 


Photoshoot with the DMS faculty


 INVITATION

On the occasion of teachers day (September 5th, 2014), the alumni association is distributing academic kits to a 25 deserving students from classes VI to XI. All alumni are welcome to attend the event.

Time: 1.30 pm
Duration: It will be very brief, lasting about 30 min.
Venue: DMS Primary Section, Multi-purpose Hall
Invitees: The beneficiaries, their parents, school teachers will be invited for the program.

5th Global Alumni Meet - Dec 21, 2013

posted Sep 2, 2014, 11:15 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 8:42 AM ]


DMS Alumni successfully hosted a two day alumni meet on 21st and 22nd of December '13. We had a footfall of more than 500 alumni over the two days. A new trend was started this year, where every alumni meet here on will also be the homecoming year for a senior batch. We started of this year as the home coming for the batch of 1983.  The evening of 21st was a memorable one at our venue Roost the hotel, where post introduction to the batch of 1983, a lot of socializing happened amidst singing and dancing like good old DMS picnics.

Official alumni activity briefing and general body meeting happened in the early hours of day 2. Post which different sports were organized for the alumni and their family members, and winners of the respective events were awarded prizes. The eventful day, and the two day alumni event ended with 'The Photoshoot' of the year. A photo with more than 100 alumni in one picture.

Here are more pictures of the alumni meet, from the official photographer.




INVITATION 

It is the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of DMS Mysore.

On this occasion we are having a grand Alumni meet at the Roost hotel (http://www.roosthotel.com/ ), with lots of fun and frolic events planned out to network the alumni across age. 

The event is open for the alumni and their family. An entry fee of Rs.500/person inclusive of dinner and registration will be collected at the venue. 

Also, an official/legal meet will happen on 22nd December 2013 the Sunday morning 10 AM, at the school premises . Reports, budget presentations and election of new alumni body will be made. With an additional perk of going around our school and sink in the nostalgia remembering the good old school days and interacting with teachers.

NOTE: People interested to be a part of the cultural night or volunteer can drop a message to
 Ganesh( +91-9845279513 ) or Ravi ( +91-9986624552 )


A note of thanks

posted Jan 18, 2013, 7:03 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Dec 29, 2013, 9:15 PM ]


A sincere note of thanks to DMS and to my teachers,

"They say our life in its entirety flashes through our mind as we pass on from this earth. But life is about living and connecting with our past and does not have to wait for the end game. Many thanks to all of you who have taken the initiative to get the batch of 1971 together for a reunion. I would have liked nothing better than to be there with you and to reconnect after all these years.

DMS, my classmates and my teachers hold a dear and special place in my heart. For it is at DMS, most of us learned about the world around us. DMS gave us a solid foundation to launch ourselves and put our footprint on this world. The education we got in DMS was unlike any other school in Mysore. In a system where rote learning was the norm, DMS taught us to think for ourselves. Who can forget SJP showing us the world in all its glory in Geography class, KR connecting us to the best in English literature and encouraging us to be better debaters and writers and how about SK and SL teaching us languages? PRR and CNN sparked our imagination with the many possibilities through their science classes and TGS kept us in line with his booming voice. Hebbar taught us the importance of sports and keeping fit. MSK showed us our place in history and why India is such a rich tapestry of cultures, languages and religions all the way from Mohenjadaro to Buddha to the Moguls and then the British and finally India as an Independent nation. How about the many extracurricular activities that DMS exposed us to like the Model United Nations, Pottery, Painting, Baseball, Inter-school music competitions, General Knowledge competitions and the list goes on and on. And to all the other teachers who sparked our imaginations and taught us so much, my humble thanks to you. Through your sincere efforts, you have produced world class engineers, doctors, economists and entrepreneurs who are creating a better world through creating medical products, green technology initiatives, leadership positions in government and building better computers and they are scattered all over the world. 

We, the students came from many backgrounds, from all parts of Mysore and the rest of India and a few even from the US - from all socioeconomic and and religious backgrounds. It made our experience richer and we got along famously. We sadly miss Sohinder, Anadarajan and Nagaraj who were taken prematurely from us. And to all my classmates who have gone on to build productive lives, make their mark in this world and create wonderful families, my congratulations."


Kripakar Punja 
DMS Mysore Class of 1971

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