Mysuru, April 4, 2019: “Our country has been making significant strides and has been achieving a lot in different sectors in the post-independence era,” opined Dr. S. Srikantaswamy, Director, College Development Council, University of Mysore, Mysuru.
He participated in the Cultural and the Sports Forum valedictory programme held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru, on dt: April 4, 2019.
“The achievements of institutions like ISRO has increased the respect for our country all over the world in the field of space research. Likewise, in the sports sector also we are witnessing many achievements. Especially the rural youth are emerging as achievers in this sector, which is appreciable. Hence, today’s students along with regular learning should also develop interest towards extra-curricular activities like sports, NSS, NCC and other cultural activities also. But it is very essential to have discipline, punctuality, and a correct aim,” he said.
On the occasion, he observed that the various facilities made available at the JSS College had increased the respect of University of Mysore at the National level and opined that the spiritual force of Suttur Srimath was the reason behind it. He recalled the noble and selfless services of all the pontiffs of the Srimath.
Sri K. Mahadeva, an alumni of this college and Ekalavya Award winning sports personality opined that his talent was identified when he was studying in this college and he could achieve only because of the encouragement he received by the college. He also opined that the facilities required for sports and other activities had in fact increased now and advised the students to utilize the opportunities. He explained the sacrifices and efforts made by great sports achievers of the country like P.T. Usha and hockey star Dhyan Chand.
Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College Complex in his presidential address advised the students to involve in creative and personality development activities along with regular curriculum. “Our college has all the required facilities. Extra-curricular activities will be effective in shaping your future. You should always have bigger aims. Whatever you are today, your future success will depend only on your today’s efforts,” he said.
He also explained about the various post graduation options available for the students at the college and other colleges.
Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Prof. R. Sujatha Kumari, Cultural Forum Convener, Sri M. Karthik, Director, Physical Education Department, and others were present.
Heads of various departments, lecturers, staff and students were present in the programme. Prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions in sports, cultural programmes, etc.
Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by Final year B.Com student Mahadevaprasad. Student H.K. Praveenkumar welcomed the guests and the gathering. Srigiri, Final BA student presented the current year cultural and sports activities report. Venkatesh, Final BA student gave a vote of thanks and Kum. Subhashini, V. Second BCA student compered.