Inter-collegiate cultural meet inaugurated

CHIKMAGALUR: Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta said here on Friday that cultural programs help students to come out of their rigorous preparations for examinations and help them relax.

Inaugurating "Chunchana 2006," an inter-college cultural meet in the Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology, Mr. Gupta said that importance for mental satisfaction and happiness has given way for material wealth in the commercial world.

Calling upon students of technical colleges to modulate use of fashionable clothes to acceptable levels, he said ragging has become a traditional introduction to college life.

C.K. Subbaraya, principal of the institute, said students should be develop the capability for creative thinking and to learn new subjects.

Stating that change was a natural element of the environment, he said thinking about the future was better than worrying about the past.

Reiterating that importance should be given to sports, he said cultural activities help to bring out the talent in students.

S.C. Kanthraj, Deputy Conservator of Forests, said entertainment channels have failed to conserve and propagate the culture and tradition of this country. He said cultural meets will help to retain our ancient heritage.