‘Kalantaranga’, a cultural event organised at St Philomena College, Puttur
Puttur 9 October: Yaksha Kala Kendra of St Philomena College, Fine and Performing Arts, collaboratively organized a cultural event named ‘Kalantaranga’, an orientation to the Performing Arts students at the SJM Hall of the college on October 4, 2023. The event was graced by the presence of Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Principal of the College, who highlighted the pivotal role of culture in an individual’s life. He stressed that engaging in cultural activities contributes significantly to personal development and nurtures creativity. Such activities encourage students to think innovatively, fostering improved imagination and creativity. Participation in music, visual arts, dance, and various cultural activities not only enhances creativity but also boosts self-confidence in students. Research has shown that students involved in cultural programs tend to excel academically and possess superior stress management skills. These activities also instill discipline, teamwork, and leadership qualities in students, all of which are essential life skills.
Mr Prashant Rai, the convener of Yaksha Kala Kendra, participated as a resource person and emphasized that artists can distinguish themselves through their talent, creativity, and unwavering dedication. An artist’s work knows no boundaries and can serve as a source of solace, capable of bringing smiles to his or her audience. Furthermore, artists can transform even the smallest of characters into successful ones and enhance their concentration through their artistic endeavours.
Mrs Rajeshwari M., the coordinator of the ‘Yakshamritha ‘certificate course, encouraged students to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in college and within the adopted village of the college. The performing arts students rendered prayers. Manoj of II BBA extended a warm welcome and compered the event. Jeslin D’Cunha proposed a vote of thanks.