Cultural activities motivate students to achieve excellence, ignite minds: LG
Inaugurates 36th Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival 'Antarnaad' at Jammu University
Jammu: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said cultural and creative activities motivate students to achieve excellence, ignite the minds, and nourish the civilizational heritage for our future generations.
He was speaking after inaugurating the 36th Inter-university north zone youth festival ‘Antarnaad’ at the University of Jammu here.
He said artistic disciplines are like windows that open up an infinite universe of creativity for youth.
The five-day-long youth festival is being organized by the varsity under the aegis of the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
“Cultural and creative activities motivate students to achieve excellence, nurture talents, ignite the minds, and nourish the civilizational heritage for our future generations,” Sinha said.
LG said artistic disciplines are like windows that open up to an infinite universe of creativity for youth.
“Music, dance, fine arts, theatre, and literature encourage students to sharpen their thoughts and expand their creative horizons,” he added.
The LG encouraged the youth to hone their artistic skills and inspire others with their creativity.
“Artistic expressions are a source of intellectual inspiration. I want to see students transforming themselves as ‘Triveni’- a confluence of knowledge, science and art, a balanced personality with a sense of inquisitiveness, serene, peaceful and dynamic,” said the LG.
Sinha also highlighted the significant role of universities in nurturing the talent of the younger generation.
“The path to prosperity of the society passes through educational institutions. Antarnaad, means the inner voice. Artistic disciplines will give our youth new insight for innovation, new inventions,” he said.
He said our cultural history, lifestyle, social settings are all integrated.
“If knowledge and science is the body, then art is the mind. It is the perfect harmony between the two that forms the very foundation of the development of any nation,” he said.
Sinha said the National Education Policy (NEP), under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has redefined the entire education ecosystem.
“It fosters innovation and creativity and inspires students to participate in research and creative activities,” the LG added.
The LG also sought the active participation of universities in J&K and the involvement of students in preparations for the ensuing G20 event in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prof. Umesh Rai, Vice-Chancellor, Jammu University, and Dr. BS Sekhon, Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs & Sports), AIU briefed on the series of activities planned during the festival.
A souvenir of ‘Antarnaad’ was also released by the LG.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Dilbag Singh, DGP; Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; Prof Bechan Lal, VC, Cluster University Jammu; Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary Higher Education; faculty members and students in large numbers attended the inaugural ceremony.
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