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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Introducing New Junior Fellow

Deshpande Fellowship Program Wel-comes Caitlin.She has joins the Fellowship Program as a Junior Fellow. This fellowship is part of her studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. At Northeastern she is studying Communications as well as Global Social Entrepreneurship. She is very excited to be working at DCSE as well as excited to get to know India. We really congratulate her and we look forward for her efforts which will be visible in the performance of Fellows. She has already started working on what she can do and planning for that. All the Best.

Introducing New Junior Fellow

Deshpande Fellowship Program Wel-comes Caitlin.She has joins the Fellowship Program as a Junior Fellow. This fellowship is part of her studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. At Northeastern she is studying Communications as well as Global Social Entrepreneurship. She is very excited to be working at DCSE as well as excited to get to know India. We really congratulate her and we look forward for her efforts which will be visible in the performance of Fellows. She has already started working on what she can do and planning for that. All the Best.

Introducing New Junior Fellow


Caitlin joins the Deshpande Fellowship Program as a Junior Fellow. This fellowship is part of her studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. At Northeastern she is studying Communications as well as Global Social Entrepreneurship. She is very excited to be working at DCSE as well as excited to get to know India. She has started to plan and work with fellows on some specific things. Deshpande Fellowship Program and Deshpande Foundation Welcomes her. Will look forward for her efforts which will reflect in fellows performance. All the best.

Cracking the code

We, Deshpande Fellowship program proud to announce that Cohort 5 fellows participated and won in Cracking the Code Competition. first prize won by the "Francis Jaqui Haranodkara" On his innovation idea. Third prize has been won by Sandeep Hegde. we congratulate them on their success. Here below link has been provided please go through it.

Cracking the code

We, Deshpande Fellowship program proud to announce that Cohort 5 fellows participated and won in Cracking the Code Competition. first prize won by the "Francis Jaqui Haranodkara" On his innovation idea. Third prize has been won by Sandeep Hegde. we congratulate them on their success. Here below link has been provided please go through it.

Interview For Fellows


Monday, December 20, 2010

Sub sector analysis

It was very good to listen to the presentations of fellows on their sub sector analysis study and on the logic of a organization to intervene in the project area, according to fellows after this they came to know how does the organization work with internal and external environment and how does it works on the portfolio of the people with whom they plan to work, how they plan strategically to use the internal and external resource.The teams which did study on products (sub sector analysis) was very interesting. They were able to explain the channels through which product enters the market and the players who enters the market with their own value additions to the existing product. What is their profit range, how much the person is getting who is really involved in the production process. and how the wholesalers are able to make more money easily out of that etc..
If they want to start and enterprise or a organization where they find their intervene point. Really the field experience they shared was enough to explain their learnings.

Sub sector analysis

It was very good to listen to the presentations of fellows on their sub sector analysis study and on the logic of a organization to intervene in the project area, according to fellows after this they came to know how does the organization work with internal and external environment and how does it works on the portfolio of the people with whom they plan to work, how they plan strategically to use the internal and external resource.The teams which did study on products (sub sector analysis) was very interesting. They were able to explain the channels through which product enters the market and the players who enters the market with their own value additions to the existing product. What is their profit range, how much the person is getting who is really involved in the production process. and how the wholesalers are able to make more money easily out of that etc..
If they want to start and enterprise or a organization where they find their intervene point. Really the field experience they shared was enough to explain their learnings.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Leadership Activity Which brought change....


Mahantesh S Y is a fellows DFP he applied under RTI act to know about a school construction which was sanctioned by the government around 6 lack rupees. The children suppose to sit in a class room were use to sit in temple.After putting RTI application to know what happened with the money & construction,within a month engineers appeared in that slum to measure and scale the land for school construction. Mahantesh took up this activity as a part of his Leadership activity. which every month all the fellows should work on. It is depend on the fellow that which problem they want to focus. like this other fellows are concentrating on their interested sector or field. The are contributing to a big change in different manner. All the best fellows. The Program Hartley congratulate Mahantesh S Y for his effort which brought change in slum children educational life.

Leadership Activity Which brought change....


Mahantesh S Y is a fellows DFP he applied under RTI act to know about a school construction which was sanctioned by the government around 6 lack rupees. The children suppose to sit in a class room were use to sit in temple.After putting RTI application to know what happened with the money & construction,within a month engineers appeared in that slum to measure and scale the land for school construction. Mahantesh took up this activity as a part of his Leadership activity. which every month all the fellows should work on. It is depend on the fellow that which problem they want to focus. like this other fellows are concentrating on their interested sector or field. The are contributing to a big change in different manner. All the best fellows. The Program Hartley congratulate Mahantesh S Y for his effort which brought change in slum children educational life.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Guest Speaker : Ramakrishna

Yesturday it was our

Opportunity as a test of Learning


Here DFP planned to celebrate the success of fellows in 5K. by giving a small trip to Sirsi. This included an opportunity for some initiators who were very eager to jump and be a responsible member in a committee which supposed to work on task and had some responsibilities. From organizing the trip, fixing the place, food responsibility, security of fellows, finance, everything was done by fellows. after the trip they were able to explain the learnings of respective committee. What better they can do if they do the same thing again what are all correction they are willing to do.
As a part of trip they visited the Charaka (Desi) they saw how the process goes and how the women co-operative society is managing it. The way they organization is being run by them was very impressive for fellows. Even the small things are given equal importance to maintain process properly. How the technology has been included in to the production process etc.. Now the fellows are much eager to take responsibilities for Eco tourism.

Opportunity as a test of Learning


Here DFP planned to celebrate the success of fellows in 5K. by giving a small trip to Sirsi. This included an opportunity for some initiators who were very eager to jump and be a responsible member in a committee which supposed to work on task and had some responsibilities. From organizing the trip, fixing the place, food responsibility, security of fellows, finance, everything was done by fellows. after the trip they were able to explain the learnings of respective committee. What better they can do if they do the same thing again what are all correction they are willing to do.
As a part of trip they visited the Charaka (Desi) they saw how the process goes and how the women co-operative society is managing it. The way they organization is being run by them was very impressive for fellows. Even the small things are given equal importance to maintain process properly. How the technology has been included in to the production process etc.. Now the fellows are much eager to take responsibilities for Eco tourism.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Alumni of the Week #20: Drishya M


Our Twentieth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Drishya M of Cohort-III, who has refereed applicants for the Deshpande Fellowship Program from Mysore. We appreciate her continued support to the DFP & also congratulate her for receiving this Alumni of The Week Award.

Alumni of the Week #20: Drishya M


Our Twentieth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Drishya M of Cohort-III, who has refereed applicants for the Deshpande Fellowship Program from Mysore. We appreciate her continued support to the DFP & also congratulate her for receiving this Alumni of The Week Award.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

5K Presentation

Woo!! It was great to see fellows talking about the investment and business terminologies. Till now they acted as a buyer. but they understood that as a seller how it is difficult to convince customers. They explained how they felt when people rejected to see even their product, bargaining with women is the biggest challenging thing for all of them. Their expression was the merrier to show their experience. They have Broke the record of senior fellows by earning around 37.000/- rupees in 7 days by investing 95.000/- rupees. They say life long they will remember the experience and now they are able to find the value and real price of the things or product.

5K Presentation

Woo!! It was great to see fellows talking about the investment and business terminologies. Till now they acted as a buyer. but they understood that as a seller how it is difficult to convince customers. They explained how they felt when people rejected to see even their product, bargaining with women is the biggest challenging thing for all of them. Their expression was the merrier to show their experience. They have Broke the record of senior fellows by earning around 37.000/- rupees in 7 days by investing 95.000/- rupees. They say life long they will remember the experience and now they are able to find the value and real price of the things or product.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Case study

On 4th December Miss. Aliza (sandbox fellow) taught about case study to fellows. It was an very interesting session for fellows. During the session fellows where involved in some group activities through which they understood which type of questions will take them in-depth of a problem. How can we see the impact of an organization which has been intervened in the life of beneficiary. which type of question will help us to assess the impact of an program or activity etc. At the end of the session fellows were able to explain what is case study? How it should be? which type of questions should be framed and asked? why case study is important etc.

Case study

On 4th December Miss. Aliza (sandbox fellow) taught about case study to fellows. It was an very interesting session for fellows. During the session fellows where involved in some group activities through which they understood which type of questions will take them in-depth of a problem. How can we see the impact of an organization which has been intervened in the life of beneficiary. which type of question will help us to assess the impact of an program or activity etc. At the end of the session fellows were able to explain what is case study? How it should be? which type of questions should be framed and asked? why case study is important etc.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

5K Challenge

Fellows of the cohort 5 are on the 5K challenge. In this activity they will be on ground whereas they have to do marketing with investment of 5000/- and get back with minimum 1500/- profit. In the second day they shared their learning of first day of selling products. They feel that their ego has came-down and they came to know how difficult it is to convince the customers. Really it a challenge for them and they are struggling to come up with the profit. This will be the most memorable movement of their life.

5K Challenge

Fellows of the cohort 5 are on the 5K challenge. In this activity they will be on ground whereas they have to do marketing with investment of 5000/- and get back with minimum 1500/- profit. In the second day they shared their learning of first day of selling products. They feel that their ego has came-down and they came to know how difficult it is to convince the customers. Really it a challenge for them and they are struggling to come up with the profit. This will be the most memorable movement of their life.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Baan Yaan

DFP fellows attended the function in Biotechnology auditorium where their was releasing of Kannada version of A book which is English written by "captain Gopinath" about his life journey we can say his entrepreneurial journey. It was very inspirational session for fellow to learn from his experience. It was very helpful the understand the EMT module it may be goal setting or self standard goal.

Baan Yaan

DFP fellows attended the function in Biotechnology auditorium where their was releasing of Kannada version of A book which is English written by "captain Gopinath" about his life journey we can say his entrepreneurial journey. It was very inspirational session for fellow to learn from his experience. It was very helpful the understand the EMT module it may be goal setting or self standard goal.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Night Class


During the EMT module fellows had 24 hours class, in which they had breaks only for food. 25th night fellows spent their time in DCSE. The session were more tool and activity based which helped them to be awake and attentive. They were very eager to participate in the games and answer the questions scoring them etc. by the ring toss game fellows understood about the risk taking attitude towards the goal in different situations.

Night Class


During the EMT module fellows had 24 hours class, in which they had breaks only for food. 25th night fellows spent their time in DCSE. The session were more tool and activity based which helped them to be awake and attentive. They were very eager to participate in the games and answer the questions scoring them etc. by the ring toss game fellows understood about the risk taking attitude towards the goal in different situations.

EMT


Today COHORT 5 fellows started with their Entrepreneurial Motivational Training Module. It is being taken by Mr. Chinnababu. Team Leader and Ajay Program Manager LEAD. It has been added by other activities which are relevant to the topic and session to make this training more practical. This module has turned as a Favorite module. because by this module fellows got to know their own Entrepreneurial potentials. at the same time they come to know what are their Motivational and leanings styles. Personally many of the fellows feel that this module made them more serious about their goal and helped them to understand their status at present and also how they can work on future plan.

EMT


Today COHORT 5 fellows started with their Entrepreneurial Motivational Training Module. It is being taken by Mr. Chinnababu. Team Leader and Ajay Program Manager LEAD. It has been added by other activities which are relevant to the topic and session to make this training more practical. This module has turned as a Favorite module. because by this module fellows got to know their own Entrepreneurial potentials. at the same time they come to know what are their Motivational and leanings styles. Personally many of the fellows feel that this module made them more serious about their goal and helped them to understand their status at present and also how they can work on future plan.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mr. Russell Paul Maddock

It our pleasure to have Mr. Russell Poul Moddock as a guest speaker for Deshpande Fellowship Program on23rd November he is Former Managing Director Of Strategic Account Management At Aon Corp. in Chicago. II. And he has a huge experience in Risk Management: He discussed about it with the fellows. And explained what risk is and what all the steps we can take in to solve or to come out from that risk. Really it was a great experience sharing session. In order to understand the risk below mentioned steps were discussed.

Identification of the risk

Measure / Analyze the risk

Eliminate

Manage, rethink the risk for further steps.

the session was winded up with the sentence which says Risk is neutral, it is not good not even bad, if you can manage it and think profit or benefit out of it.

Mr. Russell Paul Maddock

It our pleasure to have Mr. Russell Poul Moddock as a guest speaker for Deshpande Fellowship Program on23rd November he is Former Managing Director Of Strategic Account Management At Aon Corp. in Chicago. II. And he has a huge experience in Risk Management: He discussed about it with the fellows. And explained what risk is and what all the steps we can take in to solve or to come out from that risk. Really it was a great experience sharing session. In order to understand the risk below mentioned steps were discussed.

Identification of the risk

Measure / Analyze the risk

Eliminate

Manage, rethink the risk for further steps.

the session was winded up with the sentence which says Risk is neutral, it is not good not even bad, if you can manage it and think profit or benefit out of it.

Guest Speaker

It was our privilege to have Mr. Russell Poul Moddock as a guest speaker for Deshpande Fellowship Program on23rd November he is Former Managing Director Of Strategic Account Management At Aon Corp. in Chicago. II. And he has a huge experience in Risk Management: He discussed about it with the fellows. And explained what risk is and what are all the steps we can take in, to solve or to come out from that risk. Really it was a great experience sharing session.Mainly 3 points were discussed in order to understand the risk management.

Identification of Risk

Measure / Analyze the risk

Eliminate

Manage, rethink the risk for further steps.

Risk is neutral it is not good not even bad, If we manage it and think profit or benefits out of it. by this sentence the session was ended up.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Alumni of the Week #19: Radhakrishna N

Our Nineteenth "Alumni of the Week" title goes to Radhakrishna Nayak of Cohort-IV, he has been teaching the Performing Arts class to Fellows every Sunday sparing his weekly off. We appreciate his continued support to DFP and also Congratulate him for receiving this award.

Alumni of the Week #19: Radhakrishna N

Our Nineteenth "Alumni of the Week" title goes to Radhakrishna Nayak of Cohort-IV, he has been teaching the Performing Arts class to Fellows every Sunday sparing his weekly off. We appreciate his continued support to DFP and also Congratulate him for receiving this award.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Alumni of the Week #18: Kashinath K

Our Eighteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Kashinath Kanakeri of Cohort-III, who has given a generous financial contribution by donating his fellows reference incentives to the fellowship program. We appreciate his continued support to the DFP & also congratulate him for receiving this Alumni of The Week Award.

Alumni of the Week #18: Kashinath K

Our Eighteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Kashinath Kanakeri of Cohort-III, who has given a generous financial contribution by donating his fellows reference incentives to the fellowship program. We appreciate his continued support to the DFP & also congratulate him for receiving this Alumni of The Week Award.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Alumni of the Week #17: Charles K

Our seventeenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Charles K of Cohort-III, who has given a generous financial contribution to the Fellowship program, We appreciate his continuous support to the DFP & also congratulate him for getting this Alumni of the Week award.

Alumni of the Week #17: Charles K

Our seventeenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Charles K of Cohort-III, who has given a generous financial contribution to the Fellowship program, We appreciate his continuous support to the DFP & also congratulate him for getting this Alumni of the Week award.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apply now for DFP 2011

The Deshpande Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for its next cohort of fellows. The fellowship consists of a seven-month program geared towards providing a budding batch of social entrepreneurs with the skills they need to create positive change in society. This unique opportunity grants fellows a hands-on learning experience in matters relating to existing best practices, leading social change models, as well as opportunities to interact with successful social innovators. Applicants can be from any part of India, but must be prepared to stay in the “Sandbox (Hubli)” for the duration of the fellowship. The application deadline is November 10, 2011. Go to the Apply now page to download the application or click on the link here Apply now/download application online.

Apply now for DFP 2011

The Deshpande Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for its next cohort of fellows. The fellowship consists of a seven-month program geared towards providing a budding batch of social entrepreneurs with the skills they need to create positive change in society. This unique opportunity grants fellows a hands-on learning experience in matters relating to existing best practices, leading social change models, as well as opportunities to interact with successful social innovators. Applicants can be from any part of India, but must be prepared to stay in the “Sandbox (Hubli)” for the duration of the fellowship. The application deadline is November 10, 2011. Go to the Apply now page to download the application or click on the link here Apply now/download application online.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Alumni of the Week #16: Sunil Patil

Our sixteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Sunil.S.Patil of Cohort-IV, who has volunteered to facilitate and arrange the Skype Guest speaker sessions to DFP 5 Fellows of Mr. Noel De Villeiers & Mr. Patrick from South Africa. We appreciate his initiative and Congratulate him for being the first Alumni from Cohort 4.

Alumni of the Week #16: Sunil Patil

Our sixteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Sunil.S.Patil of Cohort-IV, who has volunteered to facilitate and arrange the Skype Guest speaker sessions to DFP 5 Fellows of Mr. Noel De Villeiers & Mr. Patrick from South Africa. We appreciate his initiative and Congratulate him for being the first Alumni from Cohort 4.

Alumni of the Week #16: Ajaykumar S

Our sixteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Ajaykumar S of Cohort-II, who has volunteered to teach the RTI module to Cohort 5 Fellows while sparing his Sunday. We appreciate the time and energy he has continually provided to DFP.

Alumni of the Week #16: Ajaykumar S

Our sixteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Ajaykumar S of Cohort-II, who has volunteered to teach the RTI module to Cohort 5 Fellows while sparing his Sunday. We appreciate the time and energy he has continually provided to DFP.

Alumni of the Week #16: Ajaykumar S, Sunil Patil



Our Sixteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Mr. Ajaykumar S of Cohort 2 & Sunil Patil of Cohort 4.

Mr. Ajaykumar has volunteered to teach the RTI module to Cohort 5 Fellows while sacrificing his weekly off. We appreciate the time and energy he has continually provided to DFP since his graduation.




Mr. Sunil Patil has volunteered to facilitate and arrange 2 skype Guest speaker sessions with Noel De Villiers & Patrick from South Africa. We appreciate his initiative and support to the DFP.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Alumni of the Week #15: Chandru Lamani

Our fifteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Chandru Lamani of Cohort-II, who has volunteered to teach the RTI module to Cohort 5 Fellows for 3 days while taking leave from his job. We appreciate the time and energy he has continually provided to DFP since his graduation.

Alumni of the Week #15: Chandru Lamani

Our fifteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Chandru Lamani of Cohort-II, who has volunteered to teach the RTI module to Cohort 5 Fellows for 3 days while taking leave from his job. We appreciate the time and energy he has continually provided to DFP since his graduation.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alumni of the Week #14: Sanjeev Kulkarni

Our fourteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Sanjeev Kulkarni of Cohort-I, who has volunteered to mentor the fellows and supported DFP continuously by sharing important links, resources and also providing great inputs for the logo.

Alumni of the Week #14: Sanjeev Kulkarni

Our fourteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Sanjeev Kulkarni of Cohort-I, who has volunteered to mentor the fellows and supported DFP continuously by sharing important links, resources and also providing great inputs for the logo.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Alumni of the Week #13: Shravani H

Our thirteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Shravani H of Cohort-I, who has volunteered to support one newly started enterprise from each cohort by providing assistance for registration as well as free accounting services for a period of 3 months.

Alumni of the Week #13: Shravani H

Our thirteenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Shravani H of Cohort-I, who has volunteered to support one newly started enterprise from each cohort by providing assistance for registration as well as free accounting services for a period of 3 months.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Alumni of the Week #12: Mallamma B

Our twelfth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Mallamma B of Cohort-III, who has given a generous financial contribution to the Fellowship program, We appreciate her continuous support to the DFP & also congratulate her for getting this Alumni of the Week award.

Alumni of the Week #12: Mallamma B

Our twelfth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Mallamma B of Cohort-III, who has given a generous financial contribution to the Fellowship program, We appreciate her continuous support to the DFP & also congratulate her for getting this Alumni of the Week award.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Alumni of the Week #11: Veeresh Poojari

Our eleventh “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Veeresh P of Cohort-II, who has helped DFP Fellows in knowing about the job opening in Hindustan Latex Limited & also connecting the Fellows for interview. We appreciate his continuous support to the DFP & also congratulate for getting this Alumni of the Week award.

Alumni of the Week #11: Veeresh Poojari

Our eleventh “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Veeresh Poojari of Cohort-III, who has voluntarily taught the Adobe Photoshop class to the Cohort 4 Fellows of the Deshpande Fellowship program. We appreciate her support to the DFP & also congratulate for being the second from the Cohort 3 to get this Alumni of the Week award.

Alumni of the Week #11: Veeresh Poojari

Our eleventh “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Veeresh P of Cohort-II, who has helped DFP Fellows in knowing about the job opening in Hindustan Latex Limited & also connecting the Fellows for interview. We appreciate his continuous support to the DFP & also congratulate for getting this Alumni of the Week award.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Alumni of the Week #10: Darshana Hanchate

Our tenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Darshana Hanchate of Cohort-III, who has voluntarily taught the Adobe Photoshop class to the Cohort 4 Fellows of the Deshpande Fellowship program. We appreciate her support to the DFP & also congratulate for being the second from the Cohort 3 to get this Alumni of the Week award.

Alumni of the Week #10: Darshana Hanchate

Our tenth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Darshana Hanchate of Cohort-III, who has voluntarily taught the Adobe Photoshop class to the Cohort 4 Fellows of the Deshpande Fellowship program. We appreciate her support to the DFP & also congratulate for being the second from the Cohort 3 to get this Alumni of the Week award.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In case you missed it - Glocal: June 2010

Hello Everyone,

The June 2010 issue of DFP's Glocal News is now available for viewing online. We hope that you all will have a look!

Remember, Glocal is still looking for submissions for future issues in order to accomplish its goal of becoming a standard within the community. We welcome any of your contributions, and hope that you will share your work with us. You can refer to THIS POST if you are in need of some ideas.

Any submissions can be sent to fellowship@dfmail.org or alumni@dfmail.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hope you enjoy this latest issue!

The DFP Team

In case you missed it - Glocal: June 2010

Hello Everyone,

The June 2010 issue of DFP's Glocal News is now available for viewing online. We hope that you all will have a look!

Remember, Glocal is still looking for submissions for future issues in order to accomplish its goal of becoming a standard within the community. We welcome any of your contributions, and hope that you will share your work with us. You can refer to THIS POST if you are in need of some ideas.

Any submissions can be sent to fellowship@dfmail.org or alumni@dfmail.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hope you enjoy this latest issue!

The DFP Team

Monday, July 5, 2010

Alumni of the Week #9: Shahina Sulthana

Our ninth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Shahina of Cohort-I, who has continuously offered support to the Fellowship Program since her graduation. Shahina’s specific areas of interest are 'sanitation' and 'water conservation' because she feels these are the needs of the hour. She has spent most of her life working to improve social and environmental conditions of urban and rural communities.

Shahina has shared her idea of including Organizational profile writing in the technical writing curriculum, and also shared important and interesting links like “100% water meter village”


Thanks very much to Shahina for her steady support and we wish her continued success in her life. Keep it up Shahina!

Alumni of the Week #9: Shahina Sulthana

Our ninth “Alumni of the Week” title goes to Shahina of Cohort-I, who has continuously offered support to the Fellowship Program since her graduation. Shahina’s specific areas of interest are 'sanitation' and 'water conservation' because she feels these are the needs of the hour. She has spent most of her life working to improve social and environmental conditions of urban and rural communities.

Shahina has shared her idea of including Organizational profile writing in the technical writing curriculum, and also shared important and interesting links like “100% water meter village”


Thanks very much to Shahina for her steady support and we wish her continued success in her life. Keep it up Shahina!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Alumni of the Week #8: Sikandar Meeranayak

Congratulations to Sikandar, who has earned the Alumni of the Week title once again.

Sikandar has organized a series of street plays in the Hubli-Dharwad area, in which Fellows will spread awareness on rainwater harvesting across the twin cities. He will also be sponsoring all of these plays. This will give Fellows an opportunity to be involved in a new issue and to get out of the classroom and into the community once again.

Thanks Sikandar, and we hope be seeing you on this page even more in the future. Keep it up!

Alumni of the Week #8: Sikandar Meeranayak

Congratulations to Sikandar, who has earned the Alumni of the Week title once again.

Sikandar has organized a series of street plays in the Hubli-Dharwad area, in which Fellows will spread awareness on rainwater harvesting across the twin cities. He will also be sponsoring all of these plays. This will give Fellows an opportunity to be involved in a new issue and to get out of the classroom and into the community once again.

Thanks Sikandar, and we hope be seeing you on this page even more in the future. Keep it up!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Junior Michael Jackson Tournament Fri 25th June


The Dance Spectaculars continue! Join the Deshpande Fellowship Program for the Junior Michael Jackson tournament, a celebration of contemporary Western dance held as a tribute to Michael Jackson on the 1 year anniversary of his death.

The event will be held on 24th June, 2010 to 25th June, 2010 at Deshpande Foundation Auditorium, BVB College Campus, Hubli. 24th June is the elimination round and registration will start from 10:30 am. 25th June is the finale and the final dance performances will start from 6:00 pm.

The event will involve participants from across 15 dance & school academies from the twin city area. The judges of the event are a Choreographer in the Telugu Film Industry and a young Karnataka talent won the prestigious Aryabhata award last year. The finale on Friday evening will showcase performances by the competition's 20 finalists.

JMJ 2010 promises to be an exciting night filled with awe-inspiring performances. And tickets are only Rs 100/-!!! Join us!!


For details, please contact: Sunil @ 9620112243 Radhakrishna @ 9964476074, Anindita @ 9448813565

Junior Michael Jackson Tournament Fri 25th June


The Dance Spectaculars continue! Join the Deshpande Fellowship Program for the Junior Michael Jackson tournament, a celebration of contemporary Western dance held as a tribute to Michael Jackson on the 1 year anniversary of his death.

The event will be held on 24th June, 2010 to 25th June, 2010 at Deshpande Foundation Auditorium, BVB College Campus, Hubli. 24th June is the elimination round and registration will start from 10:30 am. 25th June is the finale and the final dance performances will start from 6:00 pm.

The event will involve participants from across 15 dance & school academies from the twin city area. The judges of the event are a Choreographer in the Telugu Film Industry and a young Karnataka talent won the prestigious Aryabhata award last year. The finale on Friday evening will showcase performances by the competition's 20 finalists.

JMJ 2010 promises to be an exciting night filled with awe-inspiring performances. And tickets are only Rs 100/-!!! Join us!!


For details, please contact: Sunil @ 9620112243 Radhakrishna @ 9964476074, Anindita @ 9448813565

Friday, June 18, 2010

Join us for "Nrityopaharam," A Celebration of Indian Classical Dance


The Fellows of Cohort IV are conducting the Indian Classical Dance Competition “Nrityopaharam” to protect, preserve and promote Indian Classical dance tradition amongst the young generation. The event will be held on 22nd June, 2010 to 23rd June, 2010 at Deshpande Foundation Auditorium, BVB College Campus, Hubli. 22nd June is the elimination round and registration will start from 8:30 am. 23rd June is the finale and the final dance performances will start from 3:00 pm.

The event will involve participants from across 30 dance academies from Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada. The event besides providing a platform for young budding talents to perform on stage, will also feature special dance performance by renowned dance duo “Parshwanath Upadhye and Rukmini Vijaykumar” from Radhakalpa Dance Company, Bangalore on the final day. It will also feature the 20 best performances by the participants selected as finalists.

The entry pass for the grand finale is Rs 100/- only! We hope you will join us for what promises to be a spectacular event.

For details, please contact: Radhakrishna @ 9964476074, Anindita @ 9448813565 or Sunil @ 9620112243

Join us for "Nrityopaharam," A Celebration of Indian Classical Dance


The Fellows of Cohort IV are conducting the Indian Classical Dance Competition “Nrityopaharam” to protect, preserve and promote Indian Classical dance tradition amongst the young generation. The event will be held on 22nd June, 2010 to 23rd June, 2010 at Deshpande Foundation Auditorium, BVB College Campus, Hubli. 22nd June is the elimination round and registration will start from 8:30 am. 23rd June is the finale and the final dance performances will start from 3:00 pm.

The event will involve participants from across 30 dance academies from Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada. The event besides providing a platform for young budding talents to perform on stage, will also feature special dance performance by renowned dance duo “Parshwanath Upadhye and Rukmini Vijaykumar” from Radhakalpa Dance Company, Bangalore on the final day. It will also feature the 20 best performances by the participants selected as finalists.

The entry pass for the grand finale is Rs 100/- only! We hope you will join us for what promises to be a spectacular event.

For details, please contact: Radhakrishna @ 9964476074, Anindita @ 9448813565 or Sunil @ 9620112243

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Join DFP for "Nrityopaharam", a Classical Indian Dance Competition

Cohort-IV Fellows are conducting the Indian Classical Dance Competition “Nrityopaharam” to protect, preserve and promote Indian Classical dance tradition amongst the young generation. The event will be held on 22nd June, 2010 to 23rd June, 2010 at Deshpande Foundation Auditorium, BVB College Campus, Hubli. 22nd June is the elimination round and registration will start from 8:30 am. 23rd June is the finale and the final dance performances will start from 3:00 pm.

The event will involve participants from across 30 dance academies from Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada. The event besides providing a platform for young budding talents to perform on stage, will also feature special dance performance by renowned dance duo “Parshwanath Upadhye and Rukmini Vijaykumar” from Radhakalpa Dance Company, Bangalore on the final day. It will also feature the 20 best performances by the participants selected as finalists.

Tickets for the grand finale are just Rs 100! Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic event. For details, contact: Radhakrishna @ 9964476074, Anindita @ 9448813565 or Sunil @ 9620112243.
Cohort IV Fellows are conducting the Indian Classical Dance Competition “Nrityopaharam” to protect, preserve and promote Indian Classical dance tradition amongst the young generation. The event will be held on 22nd June, 2010 to 23rd June, 2010 at Deshpande Foundation Auditorium, BVB College Campus, Hubli. 22nd June is the elimination round and registration will start from 8:30 am. 23rd June is the finale and the final dance performances will start from 3:00 pm.

The event will involve participants from across 30 dance academies from Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada. The event, besides providing a platform for young budding talents to perform on stage, will also feature special dance performance by renowned dance duo “Parshwanath Upadhye and Rukmini Vijaykumar” from Radhakalpa Dance Company, Bangalore on the final day. It will also feature the 20 best performances by the participants selected as finalists

Tickets for the grand finale on 23rd June are just Rs 100! Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic event. For details contact: Radhakrishna @ 9964476074, Anindita @ 9448813565 or Sunil @ 9620112243.

DPL a success! Thanks for your support!

The Cohort-IV Fellows did very good job in Dog Premier League-2010 and the program was very successful. The response by the audience was great, everyone appreciated Fellows' teamwork.

Event organizers Avinash, Madhusudan, Santosh and Shankar Singh are especially grateful to DCSE Director Mr.Naveen Jha, DFP Program Manager Mr. Chinnababu.N as well as to all of the DF staff for the valuable support they gave for this event.

From all over Karnataka, a total of 110 dogs participated in the event. Dogs and dog lovers came from Belgum, Harihar, Hospet, Ranebennur, Haveri and mostly from Hubli-Dharwad district. The "Champion of Champions" award went to Vicky, the German Shepherd belonging to Mr. Shaffi Bepari from Belgum. Articles regarding Dog Premier League - 2010 have been published in the Deccan Herald, Prajavani, Samyukta Karnataka, Kannada Prabha and Vijya Karnataka. Clips of the event have been carried on television also.

We'd like to congratulate the organizers and the rest of Cohort-IV for an innovative, fun and successful event. Great job, everyone!

You can click on the news clippings for full-res images. For the complete collection of photos from Dog Premier League-2010, CLICK HERE.

DPL a success! Thanks for your support!

The Cohort-IV Fellows did very good job in Dog Premier League-2010 and the program was very successful. The response by the audience was great, everyone appreciated Fellows' teamwork.

Event organizers Avinash, Madhusudan, Santosh and Shankar Singh are especially grateful to DCSE Director Mr.Naveen Jha, DFP Program Manager Mr. Chinnababu.N as well as to all of the DF staff for the valuable support they gave for this event.

From all over Karnataka, a total of 110 dogs participated in the event. Dogs and dog lovers came from Belgum, Harihar, Hospet, Ranebennur, Haveri and mostly from Hubli-Dharwad district. The "Champion of Champions" award went to Vicky, the German Shepherd belonging to Mr. Shaffi Bepari from Belgum. Articles regarding Dog Premier League - 2010 have been published in the Deccan Herald, Prajavani, Samyukta Karnataka, Kannada Prabha and Vijya Karnataka. Clips of the event have been carried on television also.

We'd like to congratulate the organizers and the rest of Cohort-IV for an innovative, fun and successful event. Great job, everyone!

You can click on the news clippings for full-res images. For the complete collection of photos from Dog Premier League-2010, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Alumni of the Week #7: Savita Kallayyanamath

Our seventh Alumni of the Week title goes to Savita Kallayyanamath of Cohort-I, who has continuously offered support to the Fellowship Program since her graduation.

She continued this tradition last week, when she made a generous financial contribution to the Fellowship Program. She has also contributed through providing Fellows with moral support as well as many times offering up constructive ideas to improve the Fellowship and its curriculum.

Thanks very much to Savita for her steady support and we wish her continued success in her post as Training Manager for SAMUHA. Keep it up Savita!