Need to strike a balance tradition and modernity emphasised

One must strike a balance between tradition and modernity, said R. K. Dhawan of the Department of English, University of Delhi, on Saturday. Delivering a lecture on “Image of India—With Special Reference to Women” organised by the Department of English in Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala for teaching faculty of the college, Prof. Dhawan elaborated on the several factors that had helped India rise in all walks of life, some of them being the IT sector, democracy and the Indian Diaspora. He said that there were nearly 60 lakh Indians scattered across the globe and their affection for India was revealed through their writings. Among them were many Indian women who had emerged as leading writers and efficient administrators. He said that women must be strong and determined to be able to achieve their goals. Usha Dhawan, speaking on “Medicare and Role of Yoga”, emphasised the need for healthy environment for good health. “Allopathy cannot provide complete cure for certain chronic diseases while yoga can. Yoga is good for both mind and body as it improves oxygenation and builds willpower,” she said and explained about a few pranayama techniques which could be practised daily. College Principal T. Vijayalakshmi presided over the meeting while K. Sailaja Rani, M. Nalini and others participated.