Mangaluru: The second and ultimate day programme of Mangaluru Lit fest was held on Saturday April 9 with the first session being on Review of Text.
In this session Rohit Chakrateertha and Aravind Chokkadi were the resource persons. Rohit Chakrateertha said that, there was no text in Indian ancient education. Apart from Veda and other similar texts rest were the source of wordly life. The Guru transferred knowledge to students through kriya. And it is British who introduced text system, he said.
Social Science text is at the centre of controversy rather than Mathematics and Science because Mathematics and Science were written by Britishers where as Social Science was written by us. Even though we have written Social Science the boundaries were imposed by the Britishers. If we cross those boundaries today then they always create controversy, he noted.
Aravind Chokkadi said that there is no need of text in Gurukula system of education. Text is needexld when Guru is weak. In today’s education system they test only the child’s writing than analysing his or her thought process. One is least bothered about the listening capacity of the child, he observed.
In ‘Civilization Narrative’ session Nitin Sridhar, Saiswaroopa Iyer and Ami Ganatra participated as resource persons.
Nitin Sridhar said “Wisdom is the source of civilisation. If we analyse the situation of mythology we realise that all the incidents come out of truth. Dharma has indepth meaning. It moulds the personality.”
Another resource person Ami Ganatra said that it is necessary to know objective of the Mahabharat epic in today’s world. We should follow the religious path showed by Vedavyas.”
In the session tittled ‘Cultural India in the Vision of Kannadigas’, Dr. J. B. Harish, Dr. Niranjan Vanhalli and G. R. Santhosh participated.
Dr. J. B. Harish said, “accepting philosophy and wordly life in equal manner is the culture of India. Civilisation cannot be explained by words. Indian art, culture, family system, and values enrich life’£ beauty.”
Dr Niranjan Vanhalli said, India is Hindustan in the vision of Tazakistan and Oman citizens. They have a desire to visit India at least once in lifetime and touch Taj Mahal along with watching a Bollywood movie. We did the work of expanding Indian culture till Tazakistan. They have extreme love towards India.”
G. R. Santosh said, “Indian culture is an expression of happiness. Tanzania has many Hindu temples. Swamy Narayan Temple was built 100 years ago. Many roads are named after Indira Gandhi and other pesonalities of India.”
In the fouth session tittled ‘Kannada Kingdoms’ Dr. Sonda Laxmeesh Hegde said “Mouryas gave importance to mythology. Kadambas gave prominence to language. The first Kannada inscription Talagunda Simhakathanjana was written during Kadamba rein.”
Dr. Anuradha V. said that, King Ashoka is the father of Indian inscriptions. He worked for providing a permanence to the history of India.”
In the last session of the fest ‘Kashmir Files – Reel and Real ‘, Prakash Belavadi and Sahana Vijayakumar were resource persons.
Prakash Belavadi said that, “cinema must be presented within 2 hours. Kashmir Files is movie of indepth meaning. It tells a story based on true incidents. So it has reached the people far and wide.”