Mysuru, June 16, 2022: The definition of education is ‘to go beyond the curriculum,’ observed Prof. M. Krishnegowda, Principal (Retd.), St. Philomena’s College, Mysuru.
He inaugurated the UG Cultural and Sports Forum held on June 15, 2022, at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru.
“Nowadays, education is limited to intellectual activities. But skills are more important to survive in life. You will become special when you have determination,” he said.
“As Matthew Arnold says, ‘Pursuit of Perfection’ should be the motto of the students, and you should tune your skills to become perfect. Choose friends who are intelligent and culturally active. Sports will keep your mind and body active. Train your mind to achieve all your aspirations in your life,” he added.
Presiding over the function Prof. R. Mugeshappa, Director, College Education, JSS MVP, Mysuru, said that life without a goal and a teacher is not valued. “A student should be a dreamer to achieve his goal. skills are required for the realization of your dreams. Choose an area of your interest, rather than following others blindly,” he advised.
Earlier, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, addressed the students. He said that the skills of the students are more valued than their grades. “In this competitive world, a person without skills cannot survive. The National Education Policy has introduced yoga, scouts & guides, sports, and other activities in the curriculum to your improvise skills. Sports will help you in developing confidence, team spirit, discipline, and good health,” he said. He gave the examples of Rajnikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar, Albert Einstein, and others who became hugely successful in their lives through their sheer hard work and determination.
Ms. Nirmitha, III BSc student welcomed and introduced the guests. Mr. Punith of III BCom proposed a vote of thanks, and Ms. Sushmitha and Dumbishree of 1st B.Voc. rendered an invocation. Ms. Madhura S. Patil, of III BSc, mastered the program.