Dr. Kamini Rao's Master Class
Dr. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar is an Indian politician; the Managing Trustee and Chairperson of Adamya Chetana, a non-profit organization established in 1997 which follows the principles of Anna-Akshara-Aarogya. The organization was set up by her late husband Shri Ananth Kumar, MP and Central cabinet minister in memory of her late mother-in-law Smt. Girija Shastry. She also has to her credit several green projects and known for her unique way of working out things. An Engineer by education & Scientist by profession, she is also a social entrepreneur. She is a supreme being for lakhs of underprivileged children and also known for her contribution in helping increase the green cover of Bengaluru. Furthermore, she served as a scientist in the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) under the leadership of APJ Abdul Kalam and was also a part of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA – Tejas) project. In her early days in Bengaluru University, she was an active member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), organizing various activities for the students. Watch Padma Shri Dr Kamini Rao in a very engaging conversation with Dr. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar. Know more about her and what made her extraordinary in this episode.
A New Beginning
“The Mid-Day meal programme is one programme which changed my course of the journey.”
Starting from feeding 10000 students, the midday meal programme of Adamya Chetana, Annapoorna reaches more than 2 lakh children across innumerable schools in Bengaluru, Hubballi-Dharawad, Kalaburagi, Ranebennur and Jodhpur. Dr. Tejaswini and her initiative ‘Annapoorna’ was instrumental in bringing down the dropout rate among school children.
“One proper meal can really make a change.”
Adamya Chetana provides supply freshly cooked and nutritious food like rice and sambar, curd rice, pongal, bisi-bele-bhaat, daal, Roti, Daliya etc. from their very own kitchen in the city. Further, she also talks about Aata-Paatha and now Oota, which means Play, Learn & Eat. The concept was started to make learning interesting for kids with colourful vans reaching across these schools with a motive of ‘other than blackboard method’.
“In education, other than blackboard method is always so attractive to the students in all mediums. We decided to bring in some life in the school otherwise, it’s so boring.”
Ever since Mr. Ananth Kumar came across an article in New York Times stating then Bangalore as ‘a garbage city’; Dr. Tejaswini realized “the biggest problem is the waste coming from the kitchen.” Now the question was ‘How to reduce the waste?’
‘Change begins from home’; I’m sure, is echoed by many people around the world but how many of us follow this? Dr. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar started recycling 100% of their garbage in the kitchen for biogas to be used in the kitchen.
“Since the last 10 years, my kitchen is zero garbage kitchen… Since last 10 years, I’ve not given any garbage to Bengaluru Municipal Corporation.”
The segregated waste is converted to briquettes which are used as an alternate method for gas cylinder. Her initiative today has contributed to the increase in ‘Green Kitchen’ resulting in increased green cover of this city.
“I use briquette, that’s our cylinder, which saves 50 LPG cylinders per day.”
You just cannot miss this informative session of Dr. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar with Dr Kamini Rao in her Master Class where they also talk about non-conventional eco-friendly technologies used for cooking and various other purposes.
“Know more, Practice more & Spread more of these healthy concepts.”
With the first few chapters, we’ve seen some legendary speakers like Dr Ferzaan Engineer, Co-founder and Chairman of Cytecare Hospitals, Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman, Biocon, Academician Dr Gururaj Karajagi, Director of Academy of Creative Teaching, Vasanthi Hariprakash, founder of Pickle Jar Media and Former IGP Gopal Hosur. The upcoming instalments will bring in another set of incredible speakers like Dr Suma Sudhindra, classical musician and a foremost exponent of Veena in her generation of musicians and D. Roopa, IPS officer and Inspector-general of police Home Secretary, in Bangalore.
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