Vijayawada

‘Literature an agent of change’

Delegates and officials of Koneru Lakshmaiah University releasing a souvenir during the Literary Conference and Festival on the varsity campus, at Vaddeswaram in Guntur district on Monday. Photo: By Arrangement  

Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Crime Investigation Department (CID) P.V. Sunil Kumar has said that literature will reflect the tradition, culture and practices of a place and has the power to foster changes in society.

He was speaking at the three-day national ‘Literary Conference and Festival’, jointly organised by Indian Society for Common Studies (ISCS) and English Department of Koneru Lakshmaiah University (KLU) on the university campus at Vaddeswaram village in Guntur District on Monday. Elucidating the role of literature before and after Independence in India, the IGP said that the literary works should be adaptive to the changes society and the writings of poets scripted in a way that they are easy to understand for the present generation.

Varsities turning

political platforms

KLU Chancellor M. Ram Murthy said that universities play a key role in moulding the students into intellectuals but it is sad that some varsities are turning into platforms for politics.

“Youth can join politics. Students should have overall knowledge, history, politics and science, but students should not involve in politics at college,” said the Chancellor and asked the budding professionals to respect literature which has high reputation across the globe.

ISCS President C.R. Visweswara Rao explained how literature brought changes in lifestyles of the people in different countries and states.

Teachers should explain the students on the importance of the literature in all educational institutions he said and praised the KLU management for organising the festival.

ISCS secretary R.K. Dhawan, programme convenor K.K. Sunalini, University English Department head M. Latha and others spoke. Earlier, they released a souvenir on the occasion.

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