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College volleyball team clinches runners-up spot

The College volleyball team secured the runners-up position in the inter college sports fest IBSEIUM – 2015 organised by the IBS Business School on January 24.

Eight teams took part in the volleyball tournament and each team played three sets of matches. The highest scores obtained from two sets were taken to determine winner of the matches. In the finals, the College team played against Jain University and the teams secured a total score of 25 and 23 respectively.

Speaking about the team’s performance, Prof. Lawrence, Department of Physical Instruction said, “I am very happy with the progress the team has made in the tournament. With the amount of hard work the students are putting in, they can go a long way in this field.”

He added that the efforts of Nelson, II MS Com and Prajwal, III EPS stood out in the team.

Talking about the camaraderie between the team members, Melvin, III EPS said, “I am very happy that we are recognised as one of the best teams in Bangalore. The support we get from each other is enough to participate in any match.”

Spoorthi N.S

I MS Com

SJC Football team moves closer to the quarterfinals

The College football team qualified for the quarterfinals in the ongoing football tournament organised by Presidency College on Wednesday.

The College team played against the host team securing a score of 1-0. The team also defeated Baldwin Methodist College in one of the earlier rounds of the tournament.

Speaking about their win, Prof. Lawrence, Department of Physical Instruction lauded the efforts of two players. “Clinton (I EPS) scored our first goal and helped us reach a step closer to our victory. He was ably assisted by Lakre (I MCS),” he said.

He added that the team has worked really hard to participate and win the matches. “It is their sheer interest that has brought them to this position. My expectation towards them has increased and I wish them success in all their endeavours.”

The players of the team are selected by the members of Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA). Once selected, the players to participate in State Level and other competitive matches.

Talking about the support from his team, Clinton said, “It is a great feeling to win for our College. We are supported by our Sports Department and it is because of them that we receive a lot of exposure by participating against other colleges.”

The College team will participate in the quarterfinal tournament against St Joseph’s Commerce College on Thursday.

Spoorthi N.S

I MS Com

Cricket Tournament Progresses to quarterfinals stage

CAMPUS: The ongoing interclass cricket tournament had over 40 teams participating in the boys’ category aiming for the win. The matches in the tournament are played for 5 overs each. The tournament has reached the quarterfinals stage and the teams that have secured a spot in the quarterfinals are II PMC, I HEP, I BCA, II MS Communication, and II PCM.

One match in the pre-quarters stage was set to take place between II BCA and I CBZT on Thursday and the winner of the match would join the remaining teams in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

III EPS is the first team to have qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament and will be faced by the winner of the quarterfinals match between II MS Comm and II PCM.

The semi-final matches of the tournament are set to take place on January 30 at 5 p.m. and the finals on the January 31 at 1 p.m.

– Bhagyashree N, I M S Com

Blood identification camp benefits children

Nischint Social Welfare Trust, a non governmental organisation (NGO) in collaboration with Jaya
Bharat Mata (NGO), organised a blood group identification camp at the Government Model Kannada Primary School, Domlur on Thursday.

Around 250 underprivileged children had their blood group tested by qualified lab technicians. The camp included an hour long session focused on creating awareness about the importance of knowing one’s blood group followed by the blood group testing procedure.

Dr A.S. Swami, Nischinth, cited statistics stating that one among four children in India is unaware of their own blood group resulting in failure during medical emergencies.

“We concentrate on educating children on basic importance of knowing their own blood group. We
conduct camps every day in different government schools in Karnataka. Underprivileged children in India suffer the most and are ignored to an extent that they are denied basic medical facilities,” said Sanjeeb Paul, General Secretary, Nischinth.

Every student is provided with an identity card jointly issued by the Department of Public Instruction, Government of Karnataka, and Nagara Mattu Grameena Seva Abhiruddhi Samsthe, Jamkandi. The identity card issued carries all the necessary details of the child along with their tested blood group.

Speaking about the whole experience of the health camp, Suhasini Rao, faculty of Government Model Kannada Primary School, exclaimed, “This is an excellent initiative by the NGO. The awareness session was very helpful as the members of the NGO educated the children on the importance of knowing their blood group and also shed some light on the process of blood transfusion and blood donation. The children have learnt a lot today.”

Nischinth Social Welfare Trust has conducted their blood group identification camp in 35
schools in the city since December 2014 and has issued identity cards to over 5000 children.

– Sushmita Das

I MS Comm

Students stage a three-day protest demanding education for all

‘Education for all, empowerment for all’ was the demand made by students from over 20 districts all over the State as they gathered at Freedom Park on Thursday to protest against the education system in Karnataka.

The Students Federation of India (SFI), an association that fights for educational rights, organised a continuous three-day protest that began on January 28, involving around 3,500 students from all over the State. The SFI are demanding that the government set aside 30 percent of the State budget, 10 percent of the Centre’s budget and 6 percent of the total GDP for education.

“States like Kerala and Tripura have high literacy rates because their government issues all students with free bus passes and laptops, why shouldn’t we receive the same benefits?” asked Shruthi Nelamakanihalli, SFI State committee member.

The student organisation also wants measures to be taken to prevent sexual harassment and ensure the safety of women staff and students on campuses through installation of CCTV cameras. They added that hostel students should be given proper food and living facilities along with a set amount of Rs 3,500 per month and access to basic education.

“The government needs to spend the money set aside for residential students on them, they live in appalling conditions. There are more than 700 vacant spots for teachers in one district alone, this needs to be remedied immediately,” said Mr G. V. Sreerama Reddy, State Secretary CPI(M) in his address to the students.

The event was also attended by Mr K. R. Ramesh Kumar, MLA, Congress along with Mrs Suma Hegde, High Court advocate.  The protest will end with a rally on Friday, where the students will be staging a protest in front of the Vidhana Soudha till these demands are met.

Divya Mithra

I MS Communication