Knowledge is that which creates awareness – Shankar Devanuru

Mysuru, July 29, 2019: “If parents are like earth and water to the students, teachers are like air and light. Life should lighten up. Light is a symbol of awareness and knowledge. Life should become like a flower that emits fragrance from where it is. As Basavanna told, life is bowing down, not being proud, we should try to identify our own drawbacks and mend ourselves instead of attempting to mend others,” opined Shankar Devanuru, Chief Engineer, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited.

He participated in the inaugural function of the Cultural Forum and Sports Activities 2019-20, held on July 27, Saturday, at the JSS PU College, B.N. Road, Mysuru. In his address to the students he said, “Knowledge is that which creates awareness. Cultural programmes increases our awareness levels. Our lives will become happier when we adopt various activities in our lives like art, music, sports, etc. A society absent of human values and culture will not progress.”

He called upon the students to stay away from mobile phones and advised them to not destroy their lives by developing bad habits and requested to give respect and bring honor to teachers and parents.

In his introductory speech, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the JSS College Complex said, “Real education is that which helps the students to develop a good personality. Educational institutions should help the students to develop knowledge, creativity and talent. Along with curriculum, extra-curricular activities are also important for overall development of the students.  The JSS College provides education facilities from PUC to PhD and students should utilize the opportunity and make good achievement and try to identify themselves at the international level.”

Chief guest Kum. M. R. Dhanusha, International Athlete in her address opined, “Educational institutions should encourage sports along with regular education, which helps for both physical and mental development of the students. Students should also develop interest towards sports without limiting themselves to studies.”

Smt. K. Jyothi, CEO, ZP, Mysuru, presided over the programme. “Your life should begin by moving towards success. Try to utilize the opportunities that come in your way sensibly. Develop a habit of trying and scale heights by facing all the challenges bravely. You will definitely achieve success when you receive both victory and failures equally and develop life skills along with studies,” she added.

A programme titled ‘Balevarinda Yelevarige Swaagata’ was held on this occasion, where 2nd PU students welcomed 1st PU students. Chetan, a 1st PU student enthralled all through is painting skills and also exhibited his talent.

  1. Nanjundaswamy, Kannada Lecturer and Cultural Committee Convener, T. Aravind, Physical Education Instructor and Sports Committee Convener were present on the dais.

Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by Kum. D. M. Maadalaambika, Computer Teacher. S. Somashekar, Principal, JSS PU College welcomed. Kum. R. Jeevitha, 2nd PU student compered and Kum. R. Anusha gave a vote of thanks.


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  1. Nanjundaswamy, Kannada Lectrurer and Cultural Committee Convener, S. Somashekar, Principal, JSS PU College, Mysuru, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive, College Complex, Smt. K. Jyothi, CEO, ZP, Mysuru, Shankar Devanuru, Chief Engineer, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited, T. Aravind, Convener, Sports Committee, G. Ramesh, Economics lecturer and D. Sowmya, Biology Lecturer are seen in the picture.