Moodbidri: “Art has the power to shape a disciplined person, ” said Actor Vinaya Prasad addressing Alva’s Vidyarthi Siri-2018, a student literary and cultural meet.
She said that students can become model citizens only when they live their life meaningfully, making difference in others’ lives.
“Students must use their discretion to understand what is good and what is bad and incorporate the good into their lives,” she said adding that students should be sensitive towards nature and Mother Earth. She opined that events like Vidyarthi Siri help in developing the sensitive side of the students and also facilitate in their overall development.
President of the programme, Sannidhi T Rai, from Chinmaya Educational Institution of Kasargod said that due to modernization, India is losing its traditional roots and due to modern technology Indians are left culturally confused.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson of Alva’s Educational Foundation, Dr. M Mohan Alva said, “We have dreamt of organizing this programme at the state-level so that it seeds a sense of responsibility in every student to protect over culture and tradition. It is the need of the hour.”
“Our children have immense knowledge and talent, but the current scenario is polluting their thoughts and has hindered their development. In this competitive world,”he added.
Administrator of Saanidhya Residential School & Training Centre for the Mentally Challenged, Vasanth Shetty, Student of Sharda Vidyalaya, Sadguna Aithal, Children’s drama and play designer, Murthy Deraje and others were present.
Saguna Aithal was awarded Alva’s Vidyarthi Puraskar 2018.