PM CARE FUND
We are donated Rs.73412/- from the Nitte School of Architecture Planning and Design, Bangalore towards PM CARE FUND in the month of Apr 2020 amount deducted from employees salaries.
"PM CARE FUND is aimed at strengthening the fight against COVID-19. It will further the availability of quality treatment and encourage research on ways to beat Coronavirus"
Nitte International Film Festival
The first Nitte International Film Festival (NIFF 2017) in Mangaluru was hosted by Nitte Deemed to be University from 24th - 27th April 2017 with the aim of bringing award winning and critically acclaimed cinema from across the world and filmmakers to the citizens of the multicultural city of Mangaluru, completely free of cost. Coastal Karnataka has a rich literary and cultural tradition and has made a name for itself for being a vibrant, multilingual and multicultural part of India and NIFF plans to cultivate an audience that appreciates and encourages good cinema, in this region. Apart from the free screenings of all films, workshops and interactive sessions on topics such as script writing, screenplay and film criticism are conducted by award winning directors, writers and actors from across the country.
The first edition of the Nitte International Film Festival saw an estimated 10000 people patronise good cinema over a span of four days. More than 50 films were screened including multiple national and state award winners. It was inaugurated by award winning Marathi film director Sunil Sukthankar, whose film Kaasav (National Award for Best Film, 2017) was also the opening film. The four-day event closed with Lijo Jose Pelisserry's Malayalam hit, Angamaly Diaries.
The second edition NIFF 2018 brought together film viewers and film makers for a four-day film festival from 16th - 19th April 2018 at Bharath Cinemas in Bharath Mall. Besides, showcasing critically acclaimed cinema from across India and the world to the public in Mangaluru, it provided a platform for film-makers and film-viewers to have a conversation. All film-screenings and discussions at the festival were free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. NIFF 2018 opened with the National Award winning Hindi film Mukti Bhawan (2016, Special Jury Award). 60 films were screened from different languages including Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Odia, Tamil, Chinese, Czech and French. It showcased several children’s films to encourage an early exposure to good cinema.
The line-up included Heidi, a German-language film presented in association with the Swiss Embassy, as well as several National Award winners, such as Village Rockstars (Best Film, Best Editing), Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Best Malayalam film, Best Original Screenplay), Mayurakshi (Best Bengali Film), Dhh (Best Gujarati Film), To Let (Best Tamil Film), Pipsi (Marathi), Half Ticket (Marathi) and Maza Bhirbhira (Marathi). The festival played host to Raj B Shetty (Director, Ondu Motteya Kathe), Sanal Kumar Sasidharan (Director, S Durga), Hemanth Rao (Director, Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu), R S Prasanna (Director, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan) among many other film makers.
An interactive session with each filmmaker after the screening of their film and longer discussions including a session with R S Prasanna on his film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, a session on Media, Politics and Society with Ramesh Sharma and N Manu Chakravarthy and a panel discussion on Caste and Cinema were the high points of the festival. A masterclass on cinematography by national-award winning cinematographer G S Bhaskar, was also held.
NIFF 2019 held at Bharat Cinemas, Bharat Mall, Mangaluru from 8th - 11th April 2019 saw 70 films being screened and had 40 film makers participating. The festival was inaugurated by P Sheshadri, award winning Kannada film maker who has directed eight National Award winning films. The festival, which opened with the Kannada film "Mookajjiya Kanasugalu", showcased critically acclaimed cinema from across India and the world to the public in Mangaluru, while providing a platform for film-makers and film-viewers to have a conversation.
Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the number of people visiting and actively participating in the film festival, with many shows running to packed houses this year.
Nitte Mangaluru Marathon-2017
Nitte Mangaluru Marathon-2017 was launched by Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada Dr K G Jagadeesha in a glittering ceremony held in the city. The DC, who also launched the brochure of the marathon said that sports is important in one's life as it results in a healthy society which in turn results in building of a strong nation. "Marathon is an important event as it requires both strength and stamina unlike the short distance track events which require only strength."
The city of Mangaluru on 19th February 2017 set a new record for itself, next only to Bengaluru, as over15,000 people, young and old alike, filled the streets as part of the half marathon and 10 km run organized by Nitte University along with DK Athletics Association.
Mayor Harinath and Nitte Education Trust President N. Vinaya Hegde flagged off the run at Mangala Stadium early morning. Brand ambassador of the event, athletes Anil Shetty and Shridhar Alva were present.
The run was held in various categories, namely 5 km for high school boys, 5 km for college boys, 3 km for college girls, 21 km (half marathon) for men, women and seniors (46-60 years), 3 km for high school girls, special race for the differently-abled, 3 km run for primary students (boys), and 2 km for primary students (girls). There were also 10 km run for men, women, and for senior citizens (in men and women categories) above 61 years of age.
Addressing the closing ceremony, N Vinaya Hegde said, "It is good to see that this marathon has turned out to be a successful one. We are organising this marathon for the fifth time. Lots of young athletes took part in this marathon. It is a proud moment for us to witness over 15,000 athletes taking part, which is a record, next only to the Bengaluru Marathon”.
Principal Commissioner (IT) Narottham Mishra said, "The Athletic Association and Nitte have taken a good initiative in organising this 5th Marathon in Mangaluru to create health awareness among the people, and in turn have rendered a great service to the society. Athletes took part with good spirit and sportsmanship and I congratulate all the participants on making this marathon a big success."
Nitte Mangaluru Half Marathon
The Nitte Mangaluru Half Marathon and 10 km run held on 22nd February 2015 flagged off outside the Mangala Stadium, Mangaluru. Nearly 20000 people participated in various categories. The main objective of the event was to enlighten the youth on the importance of sports and fitness and also to ensure that youth power is channelized on the right direction. Dakshina Kannada Athletics Association, Mangalore and Life is Calling Sports Management, Bangalore were associated in conducting the various events.
Mr. N V Hegde, Chancellor of Nitte University and President, Nitte Education Trust, and the Mayor Mr. Mahabala Marla. State Ministers Mr. B Ramanatha Rai, Mr. UT Khader, Mr. Abhayachandra Jain, MP Mr. Nalin Kumar Kateel, KPCC Chief Dr G Parameshwar and renowned athlete Mrs. Ashwini Nachappa were among the dignitaries who graced the occasion and inaugurated different categories of the event. The marathon concluded near the Mangala Stadium after passing through, Car Street, PVS, MG Road, Bejai and Kadri Hills.
There were competitive and non-competitive categories as part of the event. The added feature was a “Nama Balipuga - 5 km Fun Run” in open and non-competitive category. On this occasion Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Gomes, Principal of Milagres College and Administrator of Milagres Institutions Mangalore was honored for his service in promotion of sports in the district and Mr. Yatish Kumar Katpady, the first athlete from South Kanara to have participated and won in the full marathon event at the state level was also honored.
A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences
Community service has always been the forte of A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences since its inception in 1985 and Rural Health Service its passion and mission. The Institution has been a trendsetter in conceptualizing and implementing Rural and Community Health Programs. In accordance with the motto “Service to Humanity” and “Oral Health Care Delivery at the Doorstep”, the college has established a network of 14 rural health centres since 1991, spread over a radius of 150 km catering to over 333 villages. Since the inception of the first Rural Satellite centre in 1991 at Sringeri, a total of 13,80,392 patients have benefitted through the rural satellite centres till 31.12.2020. In addition, 2428 free dental treatment camps have been conducted in various rural locations to cater to the needs of different target groups, thus benefitting around 4,46,691 patients.
The Institution has been a pioneer in executing ‘Danta Bhagya Yojane’ of the Dept. of Health & Family Welfare Services, GoK, in association with National Health Mission and National Oral Health Program of the Ministry of HFW, GoI since 2017 and has been recognized for its outstanding performance and honored with “The Award for Best Performance” in the year 2020. 895 people have been benefitted from this program. In addition, single-day denture camps are organised wherein the specialists along with their team, visit patients at their village and treat them by providing complete denture prosthesis, in a single day free of cost. A total of 60 Single Day denture camps have been conducted till date and 2,466 patients have benefitted. ABSMIDS has entered the Limca Book of Records 2020-2022, along with Sindhi Youth Forum Charitable Trust, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and RVS Dental College, Bangalore for participating in the 'Gift a Smile' event at Coimbatore where 149 patients were treated and given complete dentures, in a single day, free of cost. A team of 248 members consisting of 53 doctors, 160 interns along with 35 technicians, para medicals and electricians participated in the event.
Services to patients with cleft lip and palate defects are rendered free of cost through Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Craniofacial Surgery. The Institute is funded by Cleft Children International, Zurich and Smile Train, USA which enables conduct of free surgeries for cleft and complex craniofacial deformities. Screening camps are organised every week in most interior parts of Karnataka and Kerala to identify, diagnose and treat such needy patients. Facial aesthetic surgeries free of cost are conducted for poor patients. Apart from these surgeries, free dental health care including orthodontic treatment and dental rehabilitation is provided.
The Institution has also initiated the N-SPECC (Nitte Special Children Care) program wherein free multidisciplinary health care services are provided to children with special health care needs.