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The department of Speech-Language Pathology, JSSISH, Mysuru had organized a webinar on ‘Dysphagia: Insights and Updates’ on 25th June, 2022. The objective of the webinar was to provide an insight on dysphagia management and update students and professionals on the current scope of practice. The target audience included UG and PG students in speech and hearing and fellow professionals. A total of 215 participants across India participated in the webinar.

NSS unit of JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru had observed “World Environmental Day 2022” on 06th June, 2022 at JSS Hostel, Mysuru. This year the theme is “Only One Earth” Dr. Suma R, Professor and Principal, Ms. Akshatha V, NSS Staff member, NSS student volunteers was present on the occasion.

Activity: Sapling of plant

The objective of this activity is to spread awareness among people about saving our environment from various types of pollution and to plant more and more trees to make our mother earth full of greenery.

JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru has observed “World No Tobacco Day 2022” as informed in the circular from NSS unit, University of Mysore. Every year, on 31st May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners observe World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on harmful and deadly effects of tobacco smoke use and second-hand smoke exposure and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. This year the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2022 is “Protect the Environment”. Mr. Harshan Kumar H S, NSS coordinator, Ms. Monica R, NSS Staff member and Ms. Akshatha V, NSS Staff member, NSS student volunteers, Dr. Asha Yathiraj, Professor, Department of Audiology was present on the occasion.

Activity 1: Sapling of plant

NSS team has done sapling of plant at institute campus. The intention of plantation was to contribute to environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and thereby supporting the life.

Place: Belagola village, Srirangapatna Taluq, Mandya District (Adopted village)
Date: 07th to 14th, March, 2022
Day 1: Inaugural Ceremony

The seven days NSS special camp started with a splendid inaugural session on 07-03-2022 at Govt. Lower and Higher Primary School, Belagola village. The NSS volunteers reached the camp site at 9am and started making arrangements for the inaugural function. The gathering was presided by Mr. Thilak Kumar, Panchyath Development officer, Belagola. The function was inaugurated by Smt. Shivama, President, Gram Panchayath, Belagola and Mr. Suresh, Former President and vice president, Gram Panchayath, Belagola and other Former Members of Gram Panchyath were also present for the program. Mr. Venkataramu, secretary, Gram Panchyath, Belgola, Mr. Lakshmanegowda, Head Master, Govt. Lower Primary School, Belagola and Mrs. Roopa, Head Misstress, Govt. Higher Primary School, Belagola were also shared the dais with the dignitaries. The programme proceeded with different speeches given by the guests present for the program. The keynote address was conveyed by Mr. Harshan Kumar H S, Assistant Professor and NSS coordinator, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru, gave a detailed address on planned NSS activities and its importance and role of volunteers in rendering service to the nation. The inaugural session ended with vote of thanks

Day 1 activities of the special camping programme began at 11.30am with volunteers engaging in school campus cleaning. Plastic wastes and other wastes in the cleaning areas were removed with proper utilization of equipment’s. All the volunteers were actively engaged in all activities with passion and interest. Volunteers had tea in the midst of the cleaning activity.

The NSS also arranged for free speech and hearing screening program for lower primary school students of the village. Nearly 85 students were screened for speech and hearing problems. All the students were counselled individually for vocal hygiene and ear protection.

The cultural event conducted in the evening at the school campus for school students. The purpose of the programme was to encourage the freedom of expression amongst the students. The NSS volunteer gave outstanding skit performance and sung songs which conveyed a social message.

The volunteers processed to clean the school campus. Each and every volunteer participated selflessly in the school cleanliness drive. Cleaning was done in the front garden area of the school campus. Refreshments were provided to the volunteers.

The free speech and hearing screening program was continued for lower primary school students of the village. Nearly 100 students were screened for speech and hearing problems. All the students were counselled individually for vocal hygiene and ear protection.

NSS student volunteer arranged for mucical chair game for lower primary school students of the village. All the school students took positive step to participate in the game and enjoyed the activity. 12 students won in the game from 1st – 6th standard. Prize distribution was arranged for last day of the camp.

The volunteers processed to clean the college campus. Each and every volunteer participated selflessly in the college cleanliness drive. Cleaning was done in the surrounding area of the college campus. Tea was provided to the volunteers.

NSS volunteer were also engaged in maintainance of trees in the campus by uplifting and watering.

The free speech and hearing screening program was organised primary and high school students of the village and . Nearly 110 students were screened for speech and hearing problems. All the students were counselled individually for vocal hygiene and ear protection.

All the NSS student volunteer were made into two groups and were made to go to each class room to create awareness among school going children on general health hygiene, oral hygiene, vocal hygiene and ear protection.

The cultural program was arranged by NSS student volunteer for lower and higher primary school students and teachers. Dance and group song by II BASLP student and solo song by III BASLP student.

Day 4:

The fourth day of NSS camps started with the cleaning of main circle in the village by removing obstacles, by picking plastics, cleaning the statue and maintance of pond. Each and every volunteer participated selflessly in the cleanliness drive in the village.

The NSS students took active voluntary participation in preparing mid day meals for school students along with creating awareness about water conservation to school students by carrying water from borewell to school campus for daily water maintanance. They also served food to school students and at the end they cleaned the dinning area by promoting cleanliness to students and teachers.

Day 5:

The day five started with cleaning the anganwadi campus by removing partheniam. During the cleaning activities, all the volunteers were actively engaged with passion and interest.

Our NSS team has also done tree plantation at school and collge campus of the village. The intention of tree plantation was to contribute to environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and thereby supporting the life.

Day 6:

The day six started with yoga session to school students to bring awareness about health benefits of Yoga. Students and staff members enthusiastically took part in the yoga session. For same, NSS volunteers from institute participated in Yoga Demonstration.

The rally was organised by NSS volunteer to create awareness about plastic free environment among general public and shop keepers in the viallage by distributing paper bages to shops an to use the paper bag in future to uplift the environment by stopping the use of plastic in the village.

The NSS student voluntaraly took initiative in wall painting the school campus by inviolving school students for plam printing to draw tree and by drawing the butterfly picture with aim of conveying message “ Fly High without any Limits” to school and college students.

Day 7:

The last day of the camp was started with NSS volunteers interacting with aganwadi teacher and asha worker and they were highlighted with speech, langauge and hearing development milestones in children. The kids in the anganwadi were made to ply games, dance and singing. The kids were highly enthusaiastic and took active participation during the course of visit.

The free speech and hearing screening program was organised for teaching and non teaching staff of the school and nearly 18 teaching and 8 non teaching staff were screened for speech and hearing problems.

Velidectory Function:

The Seventh day was the closing ceremony of Seven days NSS camp. On this occasion Mrs. Shivamma, President, Gram Panchyath, Belgola. Mr. Suresh, Former President and vice president Gram Panchyath, Belgola was the chief guests. Mr. Thilak Kumar, PDO, Belogola, Mr. Lakshmegowda, Head Master, Govt. Lower Primary School, Belagola, Mr. Raju, Teacher, Govt. High School, Belgola and Mr. Chandru, Teacher, Govt. Primary School, Belgola and Mr. Venkataramu, secretary, Gram Panchyath, Belgola were also present for the program.

The program started with invocation song by school students and the programme proceeded with concluding speeches by the guests. The guests distributed prizes to the winners of the competition conducted by the NSS volunteers for the children. The members of Gram Panchayath felicitated the staff members of the institute who take part in NSS camp. The NSS coordinator of the institute briefed out regarding activities carried for seven days to the guests. The dignitaries congratulated the NSS team for their wonderful performance in the camp. The whole camp was full of activities. The main objective was to inculcate the spirit of selfless service and voluntary work among the volunteers. The event was a grand success

NSS unit, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru had organized an awareness program regarding “Voice & its importance and vocal hygiene tips for student teachers and staff of Shardavilas B.Ed on 11/04/2022 on the occasion of world voice day.

Total of 80 students from Shardhavilas B.Ed College attended the awareness program. The awareness program was highlighted on the importance of maintaining healthy voice by avoiding vocal abuse and misuse and vocal hygiene tips for student teachers and staff of the college. Various voice disorders were explained along with the respective case examples and samples.

Date: 27th April, 2022

The International Noise Awareness Day was observed on 27th April 2022. Several activities were carried out by the Department of Audiology of the JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing (JSSISH), Mysuru to create awareness about the effect of noise on the hearing and well-being of the individuals. As part of the awareness program, a walkathon was organized on the 27th of April at 8 am. The walkathon comprised 80 staff and students, began from JSSISH, Ramanuja Road via Sayyaji Rao Road reached Chikka Gadiyara. The points highlighted during the walkathon were the different sources of noise, the effect of noise on the hearing system, and the ways to prevent hearing loss caused by noise (Noise-induced hearing loss). The information was represented with pictures and slogans. In addition, Flash Mob, skit, and speech were organized on the occasion of International Noise Awareness Day at Chikka Gadiyara and at Mall of Mysore on 27th April 2022. The activities highlighted the ill effect of loud noise and the ways to avoid noise. A newspaper section on the effect of noise (Noiseinduced hearing loss) was written by Dr. Asha Yathiraj and Ms. Monica. The article highlights the cause of noise-induced hearing loss, its effects on the hearing system, and how to protect our hearing system from damaging noise. The newspaper article was published in Prajasathya in Kannada and in Star of Mysuru on 27th April 2022.

Date: 10th - 12th February, 2022

A three-day National Seminar on Schemes and Acts Related for the Differently Abled related to Communication Disorders was organized at the Seminar Hall of the institute, to mark the occasion of International Day of People with Disability from 10th to 12th, February, 2022. The seminar was inaugurated by Honorable justice Shri. Devaraja Bhute, Senior Civil Judge and Member Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Mysuru at Sri Rajendra Bhavan on 10th January, 2022. The program was presided over by Sri R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha. Dr. N.P. Nataraja, Director, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing and Dr. Suma R., Principal, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing were the dignitaries who shared the dais. Various resource persons from different Institutions across the country delivered lectures on the Schemes and Acts available for the differently abled as part of the seminar.

As part of the Alumni Guest Lecture series, a talk by Dr. Ganesh A. C., Research Audiologist and support specialist Vivosonic, Inc, Toronto, Canada, was organized on 31st December, 2021. The topic that was addressed in the lecture series was ‘Wireless ABR’ a product of Vivosonic Inc.

A webinar on ‘Cognitive Communication Disorders in Children’ was organized by the department of Speech-Language Pathology, JSSISH, Mysuru on 29.12.2021. Sri. R. Mahesh, Director of Medical Education, JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Dr. N. P. Nataraja, Director, JSSISH inaugurated the webinar via zoom platform. The objective of the webinar was to create awareness and educate students on cognitive communication disorders and their assessment and management aspects. The target audience included students pursuing BASLP (II year, III year), Internship, M.Sc (SLP), M.ASLP courses, and fellow professionals. A total of 155 participants across India had registered to the webinar. The speakers for the webinar were: Ms. Sonal Chitnis, Dr. Malavika A. A., Dr. Maria Grace Treasa, and Dr. Suma R.

The Institute conducted a training program for primary school teachers for a duration of six days (6th to 11th December 2021) at JSS Institute of speech and hearing, Mysore, to execute classroom remedial program for children who are at risk of dyslexia. The program was coordinated by Dr Suma R, Principal, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing. Inauguration of the program was held on 6th December, 2021 at Sri Rajendra Bhavan MG Road, Mysuru. The Training program was inaugurated by the chief guest Sri Ramachandra Raje Urs, Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI), Mysuru. A training manual for teachers was released in the function. Dr. N.P. Nataraja, Director, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing presided over the function. Over 100 primary school teachers in and around Mysuru participated in the training program. Experienced faculty from various areas like Speech and Hearing, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Nursing staffs delivered lectures in the program.

JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru celebratedthe Graduation Day program at Sri Rajendra Centenary Auditorium, JSS Hospital on 4th December 2021.Prof. Hemantha Kumar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysorewas the chief guest of the program. Dr. A.P. Gnana Prakash, Registrar (Evaluation), University of Mysore, and Sri. R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru,were the guest of honor for the occasion.Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, presided over the event.

Three students were awarded PhD (Speech and Hearing), 42 students were awarded master’s degree and 49 students were awarded bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing. His holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji Award for best student clinician (bachelor’s and master’s) and highest marks secured in (bachelor’s and master’s) were awarded to the meritorious students.

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