Exploring the Essence of Indian Culture: Insights from Educational Leaders

Dr. B.V. Vasanthkumar, Principal, Maharani Women’s Arts College, Mysuru, lighting the lamp to inaugurate the camp organized for the benefit of Public School Teachers, held at Suttur, by the Jagadguru Sri Veerasimhasana Mahasamsthana Math, in association with the Sri Shivarathreeshwara Dharmika Datti and JSS Mahavidyapeetha. Camp conveners and participants are seen in the picture.

Mysuru, April 15, 2024: Dr. B.V. Vasanthkumar, Principal of Maharani Women’s Arts College, delivered a thought-provoking address at the inaugural function of a camp organized for Public School teachers at Sri Suttur Kshetra from April 11 to 13. The event witnessed an engaging discourse on various facets of education and culture, featuring esteemed educators from across the region.

In his enlightening talk on the topic ‘Indian Culture,’ Dr. Vasanthkumar underscored the profound influence of ancient rishis, saints, and eminent leaders in shaping the essence of Indian culture. He emphasized that Indian culture is not merely a set of customs and rituals but a dynamic reflection of human experiences over generations. “Our culture is a way of life, deeply rooted in the wisdom of our forefathers. While external manifestations of culture vary, it is the internal values and emotional richness that truly define Indian ethos,” he remarked.

The event also witnessed insightful discussions on ‘Classroom Management’ by Prof. Siddu Yapalaparavi from Kanakadasa PU College, Gadag, who stressed the pivotal role of teachers in fostering values and creating an encouraging learning environment. Prof. Yapalaparavi highlighted the importance of understanding students’ perspectives and nurturing their interests to facilitate holistic development.

Addressing the contemporary challenges of the digital age, Prof. B.M. Nandini, Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru, shed light on ‘Digital Threats and Safety.’ She emphasized the significance of cybersecurity measures in safeguarding educational institutions and urged for regular system updates and password changes to mitigate digital risks effectively.

The camp, graced by the divine blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, featured a blend of spiritual practices and recreational activities. Participants engaged in group prayers, yoga-meditation sessions, and desi games, fostering camaraderie and rejuvenation.

Over 100 educators from diverse regions including Chamarajanagara, Mysuru, Mandya, Bengaluru, and beyond, actively participated in the enriching camp, reflecting a collective commitment to educational excellence and cultural preservation.