Sunday, March 31, 2019


IN  1942

IN  1909

Lowry Memorial College and Group of Institutions is part of the worldwide network of Educational Institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church Organization.  The Organization runs more than 300 Schools and Colleges in India and around 10,000 schools and 150 Colleges and Universities all over the world.

The Organization also runs Hospitals, Old Age Homes, Orphanages and other Welfare centers around the globe and has been serving the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Lowry Memorial College and Group of Institutions began as South India Training School at Coimbatore in the year 1915.  It was then established by Elder G.G. Lowry and his wife Bertha Lowry who were Missionaries from U.S.A. The School was moved to the present location of 50 acres of land in the year 1917. The Institution grew and became one of the premier Institutions in Southeast Asia.  During the course of time the South India Training School was renamed as Spicer Missionary College. In the year 1942, during World War II, the campus was taken over by the British Government for their military needs. The school was then relocated to Kollegal and Chennapatna where it remained until 1946. The college was relocated to Spicer Memorial College in Pune, which is now known as Spicer Adventist University. In the year 1946, the British Government handed over the property back to the School Management. The School was moved for the last time to its present location and it was renamed as Lowry Memorial High School in honor of the founder late Elder G.G. Lowry.
In the years that followed, the Institution underwent a gradual metamorphosis to become one of the premier Christian Institutions in Bangalore. Great personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Sir. M. Visvesvaraya, Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, Prof. Udupi Ramachandra Rao and many more have visited this Institution and commended it for its philanthropic and social service.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Clara Nicolai my friend

In RR Nagar I met an Environmental Scientist from Germany by the name CLARA NICOLAI and we went on to talk for some time about Environmental    and    Technical  issues concerning the World at large.I found her well informed and widely read with competence and knowledge regarding various issues across various subjects.She enlightened me on various matters regarding environment.Thank You Clara.


Recently I met a police official posted on Election duty and remembered for myself my occupation as a Presiding Officer in one of the Lok Sabha bye-elections somewhere in 2002 where I had the post of Presiding Officer of one Election booth for a full day in Arakere on  Bannerghatta road.It was at a school which I may not right away recognise now.

The previous day I had to go to the Government college opposite to Central College and collect the election material that included an Electronic voting Machine.There  were many BMTC buses arranged and some training was given on how to operate a Electronic Voting Machine. Before long I found two police officials and another person who were supposed to assist me in the conduct of the election. No sooner I found myself at the booth in Arakere.

Senior Police officials would come off and on to discuss the activities the following day.The school was not fully equipped for the purpose I must say but managed to survive the night for the election the following day.

Slowly a stream of people started approaching the booth and i was overseeing the activities of accomplices and also the poll observers from various political parties.

There was nearly 70 percent voting and I sealed the voting machine and fortunately the various paper work could be completed in time and the voting machine was presented back to other officials at Maharani college.

It was an interesting experience I must say and I was happy with the competence with which I handled the job and remember walking alongside the Vidhana Soudha that night I think for a small get together and party.

I came to know later Mr.Deve Gowda was elected MP.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019