Archive for the ‘Deshpande Fellowship Programe’ Category

Graduation Day

September 9, 2011

Dear all, I’m happy to inform that I have successfully completed Deshpande Fellowship Program. We had Graduation Ceremony on 18/08/2011. I was wonderful moment for me because I feel completing Deshpande Fellowship Program is an achievement. It was wonderful time we spent in Deshpande Foundation, I enjoyed each and every day of fellowship journey. It is a great place to learn the things. Every day I learned something new here in Deshpande Foundation and I could able to meet new personalities from different profession. Teaching methods are very effective and joyful. Each and every fellows will get personal attention, it helps to improve and correct our weakness. We were treated as a guest on the Graduation Day, We received great honor on Graduation Day. I Thank management, members of the staff and Cohort 7 fellows for organizing such a wonderful show.  I thank DFP team, Instructors and staffs who helped me in my fellowship journey.

                        I’m happy to inform you that with all your good wishes I got a job in TiE Hubli as a Program Manager. I seek your help and support in my professional life also.


Fundraising Event Preparation

July 15, 2011

Dear all, in Deshpande Fellowship Program as a part of fundraising module I’m busy with preparation of  fundraising event . We are four in our team. We have planned to organize a Charity Show ‘Natakotsava’ in collaboration with Rangayana Mysore. Two comedy dramas will be played by Rangayana team. The show will be held in Deshpande Foundation Auditorium on 28th and 29th, July, 2011. I’m approaching donors and sponsors for the sponsorship. It was really tough task to convince donors to get fund for our event. It is really a challenging task for me to search sponsors and to approach them. Personally I’m learning many things from this preparation. Approaching donors and explaining them about the event is made me more confident and to be more clear about the event. Sponsors will ask many questions about the event so we need to be  clear about the event and should be able to explain them very clearly to make them understand. I’m trying hard to get sponsorship for the event. Hope it will be successful one. Dear friends you can suggest me how can I approach donors and what strategies I need to follow. Your suggestion will be considered.

Guest Speaker Session by Mr.Abhay

July 13, 2011

On 8th July we had a session by Mr. Abhay who is an activist and social worker. He is basically an Engineer who worked for multinational company in Bangalore. Since 10 year he had been working in development sector. He founded an organisation called Prerana in Raichur District of Karnataka. He is well known for his advocacy works in the north Karnataka. He works for women related issues in northern Karnataka region. He mainly works for the empowerment of the women and children. He started working for Devadasis to bring them out from that meaningless practice. He influenced state government and local authority to work on this issue. He found an association called Nava Jeevana Mahila Okkuta of women. Members of this association work for the development of their community in Raichur. They are trained and given awareness on various issues by the organisation. They also give Education for the children of the Nava Jeevana Mahila Okkuta members. More than 1200 children’s are sponsored by Infosys Foundation.

            It was really inspirational one. His speech was motivated me to work with rural community. To work in development sector we need to have passion and commitment towards work. I’m really lucky to meet person like Mr. Abhay. He is a real hero who brought life into thousands of poor people in Raichur.  I thank Abhay sir for sharing his experience and views about development sector. 

Workshop by Mr.Prasanna Sir

July 13, 2011

On 07th and 8th of July, we had workshop by well known personality Mr. Prasanna Sir from Charaka (Desi). He is the founder of Charaka Organisation it is a women’s co-operative society in Bhimanakone village in Sagar taluk of Shimoga district in Karnataka. Charaka produces naturally dyed cotton handloom garments, which are sold under the ‘Desi’ brand name across the state. The co-operative employs nearly 200 women and has a decent turnover of crores of rupees. He is well known theater artist as well as writer and director. He took a session on Entrepreneurship and Leadership, after his session I understood that Entrepreneurs and the leaders have similar qualities to lead people. Both of them need to have commitment, excellent communication skills, patience, and courage to take decision. He taught us about presentation skills, I think it was interesting to listen to him. He conducted practical session on presentation with reading exercises. He gave his feedback for all the fellows to improve their skills. He also gave some inputs to present the matter with clarity. He gave many tong twister exercises to improve our pronunciation and clarity of speech. He gave some of the important tips to improve body language and eye contact. We had role-play session and in this we need to act different roles on the stage, based on our performance he gave us valuable suggestions to improve our body language. He suggested us to sing many songs because that is one of the ways to improve pronunciation and clarity of speech. He is the person who is very much concerned about language and culture of this country. He also suggested us to develop passion towards mother tong and own culture because each and every practice have meaning in it. We got enough knowledge about theater. After listening to Prasanna sir I think I need to work on my communication. I need to change my way of communication. I’m really looking forward to meet and attend his workshops to gain more knowledge. I’m interested to visit Charaka organisation to know how the organisation is running. I thank Prasanna Sir for sharing his knowledge and views about language, theater, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Mr. Mahantesh GK, Founder of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.

May 31, 2011

Dear all, on 30/05/2011 we had guest lecture by Mr. Mahantesh G K founder of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. He is visually impaired and highly qualified person. Though he is visually impaired but his achievements are really great. He shared his life journey with DFP6 fellows during his visit to Deshpande Foundation, Hubli. He was born in a village called Neginala in Bailahongal taluk of Belgaum District. He completed his early education in Ramana Maharishi school Bangalore and his Post Graduation studies in English Literature from Bangalore university. Mahantesh sir lost his eye sight due to typhoid at a very early age. After experiencing so much in life with a aim to guide and encourage visually and physically challenged children to provide education and to pursue higher studies he, along with two other visually impaired friends, in the year 1997 he started an organisation called ‘Samarthanam Trust For The Disabled’ in Bangalore. the word ‘Samarthanam’ means capable in Sanskrit. Samarthanam provides free lodging, boarding and education to the visually impaired, physically and economically challenged students. Samrthanam also provides free computer training to its students. The students of Samarthanam have represented India in the “World cup cricket Tournament for the Blind -1998 and 2002”.

According to Mahantesh sir there are 6 D’s which plays very important role in an individuals life.

  • Dream
  • Desire 
  • Dedication 
  • Discipline
  • Determination 
  • Destiny   

He said if we want to achieve something in our life these 6D’s should be very clear and need to follow these in life. To achieve success we need to believe in ourselves and need to be more confident. I was really motivated by his speech and his work. He inspired me to work hard and to be humble in life. He always believe in sharing so it made me to think in his perspective and to give small contribution to the society.

Experience of Movie Making

March 22, 2011

I think Movie Making Software have many advantages to prepare small documentaries. When I learned Movie Making it was bit confusing but when we did  practically it was easy to understand. It have many options like Tools, collection part, preview and narration part. We give background music related to subject or give background voice there is option to record voice. I like this very much because there is option to insert text in between the slides or two pictures. We can set the timing of slide appearance. We can add as many as slides or pictures and adjust where it should be placed. We can add many background music also. We prepared a 5 min movie for Cohort V fellows on their graduation we use many animations as possible in that movie. We can also add a video clips  also we can edit and remove unwanted scenes.


February 15, 2011

Hi All I think from past four day we are getting good food. This is the result of meeting which we had on 11/ 02/2011. I think we have to follow the same method in future, it means if we have any problem better we try to solve it within ourselves. I think now I’m satisfied with food which we are getting at present from Lakshmi R. I thank all the Fellows who gave feedback and suggestions in the meetings and special thanks to those who have not attended the meeting. So please feel free to express your opinion and feedback about food and other facilities.


February 14, 2011

Dear all after joining Deshpande Fellowshi Programe at Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship .  I learned many interesting things in my IT class. I have learned about Zipping and Unzipping the files and to send it as attachment through email, steps of email sending specially with and, MS Paint and using it’s tools, Google search and uses of it’s different options like images, books, translate, scholar and setting up calender events,  MS Publisher and it’s uses specially with related to create business card (visiting card) and Flayer, MS Word and various options of MS word like Home, Insert, Page Layout  and Mail Merging, Way2Sms and to send sms to the mobiles, Preparation of News-Blares, Hardware classes to understand how the computer functions and functions of various parts of the computer, Hard disk partition and De-fragmentation of the drives, Add and removing of the programs and creating blogs and the uses of the blogs. I think these are very interesting things and completely new things I learned here in the Deshpande Foundation. Still we have to learn many things in our IT class I’m eagerly waiting to learn.

Today’s Learning.

February 14, 2011

Dear All Hope all is well at your end. I’m enjoying my days in Deshpande Foundation, really I’m learning many interesting things at DF. Right now we have English and IT classes. I think IT classes are very much interesting because whatever we are learning it’s new thing for me and my batch mates. Right now i’m learning about how to create my own blogs.  I think blogs are the best place, where we can share our ideas, views and feeling about anythings which make sense. This is a sample of creating blogs and inserting picture in that.  After joining Deshpande Fellowship programe, I’m really observing changes in myself.