A programme to mark the valedictory function of the NSS, sports and cultural activities of the PES Institute of Advanced Management Studies was held here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the programme, “Abhikhyana 2011”, scholar G.S. Natesh underscored the need to persuade students to take part in sports and games, and cultural activities.

By adopting shrewd time management practices, students could realise their dreams.

It was the responsibility of teachers to educate students on native art and cultural forms, he said.

Principal of PESITM Vishwanath Baligar told students to ensure that the fruits of academic learning were used to bring about positive changes in society.

R. Nagaraj, head of the Department of MBA, Principal of PESIAMS S.R. Nagaraj, and Praveen Chandra were among those present on the occasion.