‘Don’t run behind money, run behind knowledge’ – Prof. Krishnegowda

Mysuru, January 3, 2018: “Money has become a top priority for all of us today. It is most uncivilised but deep-rooted in our hearts and souls. But in future only people with knowledge will get respect and wealth. If you go behind money, you won’t get a good future. Hence, students should understand that knowledge is more important than money,” opined famous orator and standup comedian Prof. M. Krishnegowda.

He was speaking at the valedictory of the Cultural and Sports programme for the year 2017-18 held at the JSS PU College, in Ooty road, Mysuru, on January 3, 2018.

Today, it has become a big challenge for the lecturers in explaining to the students that whatever they are learning at college is directly related to their lives. Today education has become more exam oriented, and examinations have become useless. To build a good society a new system, that is better than examinations should take shape from the same society,” he opined.

“There are instances where illiterates and people who have worked without thinking about profit and loss have become great personalities. Materialistic life has led the society to indulge in corruption. We have to wait and see where our next generation of illiterates will reach,” he added.

Further, he said, “Like food, knowledge is essential for us to live. Karnataka is the first State which has many educational institutions with the religious base, which are involved in imparting value based education,” he observed.

JSS College complex Chief Executive Officer Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah said, “along with educational progress students should also concentrate on improving their overall personality. You should try to learn the required skills for that. The JSS Arts, Commerce and Science College has been imparting several skill-based courses for your help. You should make use of it.”

JSS MVP Publishing Department Director Prof. Morabada Mallikarjuna in his address to the students said, “In an era of knowledge explosion you should be careful in selecting the subject which interests you. There are instances where illiterates are serving for the cause of world without expecting anything in return. Hence, today the educated youth should be cautious about their thinking.”

Kannada lecturer T. Gurupadaswamy, who is working continuously from the last three years without taking any leaves and lecturer Dr Komala, who has been awarded PhD from Mysore University were felicitated on this occasion.

National level sportsperson Kum. Shahjahan distributed prizes to the winners of several sports events and cultural competitions.

Second PU student C.H. Girirajaswamy gave an invocation. PU College principal S. Somashekar welcomed the guests. First PU student Supriya compered. Kum. Anusha presented the annual report, and D. Ranjitha gave a vote of thanks.

Cultural Committee Convener, Kannada Lecturer T. Gurupadaswamy and Sports Committee Convener, Physical Education Director T. Aravind were present on the dais.