Thursday, March 11, 2010

MNM Adventure Club Members 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


MNM Club (Ladies Wing) celebrates Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) which celebrated on the 8th of March every year, is a important day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for woman's economic, political and social achievements.

Mrs. Suchitha Nanda Gopal, president of MNM Club (Ladies Wing) lit the lamp in front of Late Indira Gandhi's portrait and inaugurated the 100th International Woman's day program. Later addressing the women she said, "Recognition for a lady is very much important and when we get the opportunities, we have to grab it and act accordingly. Many women are getting opportunities but they are not utilizing it. This is a male dominant world and we women hesitate to compete with men. Why we selected 8th March to solve our problems, by holding large-scale events that honour a women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that woman's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life." Further continuing she said, "The hands that rock the cradle will rule the world." She said that by involving in political and industrial fields, women can achieve a lot in the society as well as they can rule the country like Mrs. Late Indira Gandhi.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Manjalpade - Hidden Glory
Shreelatha Nayak, MNM Club

Mangaloreans have you ever wondered what a prosperous Mangalore might look like? If you have a hard time defining or even visualizing it, the simple answers like religious places, malls, hotels, theatres and biological parks might be collected. Then, are you aware about the existence of a water fall in your very own city, while you travel thousands of miles to a sky scaping waterfall and make it as a destination of trips and excursions. Yes, Mangalore indeed has a waterfall and it is in ‘Manjalpade’, an interior place located 3 kms from Bondel last stop.

It can be described as a forest within the city and again a city within the forest. The place Manjalpade belonging to NMPT harbour consists of a mini water fall and a stream deep inside the dense forest. These falls are delicately and gracefully flowing and relaxes and mesmerizes you with their intricate beauty. The place is also famous for the peacocks present in large numbers. The existence of waterfalls depends heavily on a combination of climate and geology. Hence, the water fall here is at its best during the rainy season. ‘Apart from the local residents very few people are aware of this water fall’, says Ganesh, a localite. It is a cool and calm place to relax and enjoy your weekends with family and friends. The stream is also said to be subterranean and there have been incidents wherein people have drowned here. According to Rithesh, a mechanical engineer, the place is well known for washing trucks. At the same time he regrets that the authorities have made no much effort to maintain this place of importance.