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Melton Foundation Symposium Photos

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 21, 2006

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Source:
http://www.meltonfoundation.org/mainsite/symposium_2004.htm

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The Melton Foundation 13th Annual Symposium:Aug 25th-Sept. 2nd, 2004

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 21, 2006

The Melton Foundation 13th Annual Symposium
BMS Educational Trust, Bangalore, India
August 25th – September 2nd , 2004

“Integrating Cultures by Leveraging Technologies”

Innaugural Session

The inaugural session of the 13th annual symposium in Bangalore began on a very bright and sunny morning with a lot of aspirations and promises. After a melodious invocation by fellow Manasi Prasad, the BOD member from BMS, Mr. M.R. Sreenivasa Murthy, gave the welcome address. This was followed by the lighting of a lamp, the traditional Indian way of beginning any auspicious program.


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The chief guest, Mr. Nandan Nilekani from Infosys Technologies Limited, gave a wonderful talk about global markets and opportunities. The surprise was the spontaneous speech of Bill Melton whose intention was not to speak during the symposia’s inaugural sessions.

Cultural Capsules and Presentations

Almost every day we had nice surprises in the Cultural Capsules, with typical dances and music from different parts of India he colorful costumes, melodious music, and expressive eyes won the hearts of the audience.

As it has become a tradition, Cultural Presentations were the sensation this year. ZU showed typical local operas from different parts of China. UFRO presented a play on the world understanding of Mapuche people, natives from Chile who today live in the southern part of the country.


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DU cultural was entitled “Winds of Change: Race Relations in the United States” showing attitudes of African Americans from the emancipation proclamation spoken by President Abraham Lincoln to the congressional commission questioning U.S. National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleeza Rice about the events leading up to September 11th. FSU’s presentation was about the concept of Europe and the European Union. Designed as a play, the presentation comprised of two parts. In the first, a young student sleeps and dreams about the European continent.

 

The panel discussion was on the theme “Integrating Cultures by Leveraging Technologies”. It was moderated by Mr. Rajiv Salimath , Board of Alumni chair. The panelists included Dr. Bill Melton; Mr. Sudhakar Mallya, MD, Business Development Raghavan Ventures Inc.; Mrs. Sujitha Karnad, MD, Thoughtworks Inc.; and Dr. Rajeev Gowda, Professor of Economics.

Traditional Mela Fair

A special surprise had been prepared by BMS: “Mela Fair” was a rendezvous with India in the countryside. It was a replication of a typical Indian fair. Music, dances, traditional Indian games, fireworks, food, and other traditions, including a continuous musical show took us to live India with all its magic.


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Day Trip to Somanthapur

The day trip took a beautiful trip to Somanthapur a place about 140 kilometers from Bangalore. It is a small village, but has a temple from the 13th century A.D. with great architectural beauty.


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Workgroup Presentations

The “Minne” group presentation was called “Minne can Cook” sponsored by “PeasXPeas” company; the group prepared a Melton salad; to make this salad they started listing a food or ingredient that was symbolic of each country’s culture. “Esperanto” group presentation was inspired by Bollywood movies, and a silent “movie” showed different topics discussed during the year.

The “LOS” group used soccer as the theme for their presentation as it is a popular sport and shows a great analogy to the MF. The “Bridges” workgroup put together a newspaper that showcased news articles from Melton member countries, as well as the topics that the group discussed throughout the year.

A new Melton Room was inaugurated and to have a memory of the occasion the fellows dedicated one wall of the Melton Room to MF graffiti made by all members.

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Tree Planting Ceremony

Tree Planting Ceremony. During the 1999 symposium in BMS, two saplings were planted, which today have grown to become towering symbols of the relationship between the MF and BMS. Continuing with the tradition, a sapling was planted in the widespread gardens of BMS and was watered with the friendship and bonds that were created this symposium. We hope that with symposiums to come, more such trees will be planted, not only at BMS but also at other MF campuses.


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Farewell Dinner and Graduation Ceremony

The traditional farewell dinner and the Graduation Ceremony had a nice environment and with an excellent Indian dance performance by Manasi Prasad. Gifts were exchanged among participating delegations, and the new alumni were welcomed by the Board of Alumni Chair, Mr. Rajiv Salimath.


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Source:
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About the Melton Foundation-BMS Alumni from the foundation

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

Part 1 – About the Melton Foundation
Part 2 – BMS Alumni from the foundation.

Best regards,
Hari
Hari Ravikumar –
hari_ravikumar@vsnl.net
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PART 1

MELTON FOUNDATION

The Melton Foundation was established over 10 years ago as a result of it’s Founder’s vision to form a community of talented people from different
cultures who could interact and address global issues based on principles of open communication and mutual respect, using technology as a communication tool.

It was 1989 when global evidence of political, social and economic change
was present worldwide, that the idea of building this global network came to life… When asked how it all started, Dr. William Melton recalls… “I
remember a trip to Berlin, back in 1989, little after the wall went down,
that Patricia and I wondered what the result of mixing talented people, with a right set of tools and a healthy environment would create”

The Melton Foundation Guiding principle:

“The Melton Foundation is committed to bringing positive change in the world through a network of people from diverse cultures empowered by lasting bond of friendship, open communication and mutual respect”

The Founders:

* William (Bill) Melton, is the founder and Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Global Internet Ventures, an Internet Holding Company. For more than 20 years, Mr. Melton has been an entrepreneur bringing technology to the financial industry. He was the original founder of VeriFone Inc, the transaction automation company that has made credit authorization terminals ubiquitous on retail counters throughout the world. He was also an early investor in America Online and served on its Board of Directors for several years. He currently serves on the BOD for several private early stage technology companies. He holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies and Chinese Philosophy.

* Patricia Smith Melton, The Melton Foundation Co founder, is an active
member of our daily operations. Patricia, she is a Board member and
consultant to the Foundation, actively involved in the global forum and in
the conflict resolution project. Patricia is a playwright with productions
throughout the U.S. A photographer who has taught at the Smithsonian
Institution, a poet, and an entrepreneur. Currently her work is mainly
oriented to founding and directing the PEACE X PEACE Global Network. This organization uses the internet to connect women-based groups in the U.S. in one-to-one relationships with women-based groups working in their home nations outside the U.S. The aim is to foster the conditions necessary to achieve and maintain peace.

Partner Institutes
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
Dillard University, New Orleans, USA

Part II

BMS Alumni from the MF

The BMS Alumni is group of diverse people. The alumni are geographically
distributed around the globe, although a major concentration of the alumni
is in India and in the U.S. Most of the alumni in India are living in
Bangalore. One alumnus – Sushanth Ananth is in England, while another –
Siddarth Yedur is in Chile.

The number of people jumping onto the marriage and the parenthood wagons is increasing every year. Last year Nandini Subramanian, Srividya Gurunath, Tara Thomas, Shankar Venkataraman and Chetana Shanbhag got married. Among the alumni who had kids last year are Mukund Rao and Girish N. So the BMS alumni are an eclectic bunch of people, some with kids and some still feeling like kids themselves.

Most of the BMS alumni are in the high tech industry or in the business
sector. The group is a blend of engineers, consultants, managers and
students pursuing their masters.

Something that people have started to do, sometimes even without consciously attempting to do so, is to leverage the Melton Network. The BMS alumni have formed a pool of professionals and help each other out with job openings, tips about the industry, advice on career etc. Jyotsna Pattabiraman has created a Yahoo Group for career opportunities, which is open for all Melton Alumni, and this has been a huge success. When alumni are looking for jobs, or a switch in career, or for advice on career moves, the BMS alumni pool forms a great forum to talk about it and use each other’s contact pool. Manyof the alumni mentor the fellows, telling them about the foundation and their experiences.

On the whole, BMS Alumni associate to the Foundation at different levels –
some perceive it as an international network, some interact on a
professional interests level, some just like to keep in touch with their
friends and some like to work on projects. But definitely the BMS alumni see the Foundation as an umbrellas for these varied perspectives.

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Ms. Manasi Prasad, a BMS College of Engineering student and MF Fellow

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

Ms. Manasi Prasad, a BMS College of Engineering student and MF Fellow

Traditional dance and music from India in Chile

Ms. Manasi Prasad, a BMS College of Engineering student and MF Fellow,
will be performing a traditional dance show and workshop
at Bolivariana University in Santiago de Chile.

This is an effort made by the Academic Area of the Melton Foundation and
the Drama School of the Bolivariana University in Santiago de Chile,
in the frame of the event “Encuentro con la Cultura de la India” –
Encounter with the Indian Culture —sponsored by the Indian Embassy in Chile.

The show and workshops on “Bharatanatyam” will be held next
Saturady, April 24th from 11:00 to 22:00 Hrs.
at Sala Bolivariana / Moneda 2460,
Metro Estación República, Santiago de Chile

Tickets and reservations at:
Moneda 2460, Santiago, Chile
Phones: 56-2-6827011
E-mail: teatro@ubolivariana.com

BMSCE IAA is proud of BMSite Ms. Manasi Prasad

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BMSite Ms. Manasi Prasad’s a Melton Fellow program in Chile a big success

Exotic night with Indian arts in Temuco

More than 300 people attended Manasi Prasad´s Indian arts performance at the Teatro Municipal in Temuco, Chile; the most important stage in the Araucanía Region.

The show involved Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam dance, both traditional classic arts from India.

Manasi Prasad also shared her knowledge and experience with dancing and drama schools in Temuco, giving two workshops on Bharatanatyam during her visit to the Araucanía capital.

Due to the big success Prasad had in Santiago last week, she will be doing an extra performance before leaving the country. This will be held in Santiago at the Corporación Cultural Las Condes on Tuesday, May 4th, at 19:30 hrs.

This presentation is sponsored by the Melton Foundation, the Indian Embassy and the Drama School of Bolivariana University.

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hi mansi,
i am ur huge fan!!!!!!!
i also have done ur sketch!
i dint get ur photo, so i took the photo which was in the the “vartha vahani”
that photo was not so clear!
but somehow i have done.
i was also in the finearts team in BMS college( same college).
i am reallly impressed with ur talent.
baii
plz give me ur email id so that i could scan and send it to u.
i need a good photo ,so that i can draw in a good fashion,
i u wish give me.
my email id is ” kjguruprasad@redifmail.com
takecare,
guru

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Hey guru prasad why dont u add that image here? Let all of us see that. 

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BMSCE to host Melton Foundation Symposium from August 25th to September 2nd, 04

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

BMSCE to host Melton Foundation Symposium from August 25th to September 2nd, 04

Once each year, usually in September, members of the Melton Foundation come together for a seven-day symposium. These symposiums are hosted by one of the participating universities, on a rotating basis. At this time the Workgroup sessions are presented; business meetings of the Board of Directors, Task Teams, Melton Fellows, and Alumni are held; and participants become better acquainted with one another through informal encounters and also through planned cultural and recreational activities.

This year and for the third time, BMS College of Engineering, in Bangalore, India, will host the Melton Foundation Symposium.

The symposium will take place from August 25th to September 2nd, 2004.

The Countdown Started(06/17/04)
BMS College of Engineering will host the 13th MF Annual Symposium in India.

Please visit the local site of the symposium, where relevant info about this great event is being continuously updated.

http://www.meltonfoundation.org/Symp2004/

Welcome to the 13th Annual Symposium of the Melton Foundation to be hosted by the BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore starting August 25th, 2004.

We are sure everybody is eagerly waiting for the biggest event that happens in the MF – SYMPOSIUM. Here at MF-BMS we realise this and are constantly striving to make this the greatest moment one has ever experienced. The various tasks involved in organising such a mega-event have been equally divided among the several committees that we have formed. There are certain working guidelines that all the committees adhere to and ensure that tasks are completed on time.

Though the task at hand is huge, we at MF – BMS are completely enjoying this challenging process and are making considerable progress in this regard. An example of one such moment is the Weekend-Seminar that we guys organised during March 21-22. It was an occasion that involved lots of brain-storming and planning for the symposium, along with fun.

MF-BMS is gearing up to make this the greatest symposium ever!

Prasanna Pattanashetti,
Symp2004 Coordinator.

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BMSCE is a partner institution in Melton Foundation

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

BMSCE is a partner institution in Melton Foundation

The Melton Foundation was publicly announced on October 13, 1990. This as a result of it’s Founder’s vision to form a community of talented people from different cultures who could interact and address global issues based on principles of open communication and mutual respect, using technology as a communication tool.

It was 1989 when global evidence of political, social and economic change was present worldwide, and that the idea of building this global network came to life… When asked how it all started, William Melton recalls… “I remember a trip to Berlin, back in 1989, little after the wall went down, that Patricia and I wondered what the result of mixing talented people, with a right set of tools and a healthy environment would create”

The Melton Foundation guiding principle:
“The Melton Foundation is committed to bringing positive change in the world through a network of people from diverse cultures empowered by lasting bond of friendship, open communication and mutual respect”

The Melton Foundation is 501(C)(3) Organization based in the state of Virginia, USA.

http://www.meltonfoundation.org/mainsite/portada.html

Partner Institutions

http://www.meltonfoundation.org/mainsite/aboutus/partners.html

BMS

Established in 1946, BMS College of Engineering has been part of the Melton network since 1992. BMS is located in Bangalore, the Garden City and Silicon Valley of India.

http://www.bmsce.ac.in/

The Melton Foundation goes to India in 1992.

On Jan 29 -30, 1992 Drs. Charles and Harriet Semeke visited FSU. After the visit in Jena, the Semekes continued on to India and spent several days in Bangalore. With the assistance of personnel from the office of Verifone, Inc. In Bangalore, six institutions were visited and after meetings with administrators and faculty at each of these institutions, B. M.S. College of Engineering (BMS), associated to Bangalore University, were chosen as the site for the Melton Foundation Program in India. Mr. B. S. Narayan, Founder Trustee, became the fourth member of the Board of Directors. The following were appointed to be the Task Team: Prof. S. Haranath, Prof. S. R. Krishnamurthy, Prof. S. Nagaraj, Prof. Brahmanya Vittal Rao, and Prof. M. S. Srinivasan (Chairperson).

First Symposium

The First Symposium was held in Le Mars, Iowa at the WU Campus in august 1992. Fellows and Task team from WU, FSU and Task Team members of BMS attended this event.

Third Symposium

The third annual Symposium was held from September 9 to 17, 1994, in Bangalore, India, with B. M. S. College as hosts. It was attended by 70 participants from the five member institutions.

Seventh Symposium

The annual symposium was held from 12- 20, 1998 at FSU In Germany….. The words of Sowmya Gowri (BMS) undersore the importance of this MF event saying that when she was a new fellow, she could not understand how one week could be so wonderful that fellows who attended talk about it for a whole year.

Eighth Symposium

The symposium was held at BMS in Bangalore in July 31 – August 1999.

At the symposium in Bangalore, Kanchana Hegde (BMS) was selected to the New Position that was created in MF. Her work as Lead Fellow in organizing and hosting the 1999 symposium had proved that she was capable, as well as personable leader. However, she latter decided that she could not accept the position.

At symposium in Bangalore it was announced that Siddarth Yedur would become the new Alumni Director in the Spring of 2000. Siddarth was chosen as a BMS Melton Fellow in the summer of 1994 and helped to host the first symposium in India that September. Since completing his studies at BMS in 1997, he was a graduate student at UFRO.

Siddarth Yedur (BMS) ended his term as Alumni Network Director in the year 2002.

Sri. M. R. Srinivasamurthy, Donor Trustee of BMSCE Trust is on the Board Of Directors of Melton Foundation.

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