St Philomena’s College Principal Prof M Krishnegowda stressed that culture was as important as academics in the overall growth of students
A day-long magnificent state-level inter-college cultural competition ‘Kala Vaibhava-2016’ was held at JSS Arts, Commerce and Science College here on Thursday.
Delivering inaugural address, St Philomena’s College Principal Prof M Krishnegowda said that though excelling in academics was important, culture too played a key role in the development of the personality of students. A students’ personality is not only fashioned by educational institutions but by the society which is a repository of our rich culture as well.
Further adding, he insisted that there was no perfection in the world in any spheres. However, as representatives of the civilized society, it is our duty to make it a beautiful place to inhabit, he added.
Culture is comprehensive and cannot be distilled to mere practice of arts and such as singing and dancing. Culture goes beyond arts. Culture embodies the true personality of an individual and represents her attitude and world view. Moreover, one should not strive for perfection in personality. Instead of striving for it, we should only try to be better and grow, the professor noted.
Taking a dig at scholars who refrained themselves from speaking in Kannada, he urged all to watch the movie ‘Babruvahana’ which is being re-released.
Internationally-renowned violin player Dr Mysuru M Manjunath, JSS Vidyapeeta Horticulture Department Director N M Shivashankarappa, Chief Exicutive B V Shambashivaiah, Principal Prof M Mahadevappa, Education Department Dean Dr K V Suresha, Economic Department Chairman Professor D S Sadashivamurthi, English Department Prof H M Mahalingappa were present during the occasion.
As part of the event, a short film competition, rangoli, solo dance and group dance competitions were held to stress on the importance of folk culture.