Youth must preserve the culture and heritage
Youngsters must play a crucial role in preserving the rich culture and heritage of India, said Professor M. Balasubramoniam, director, South Zone Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He was speaking at the inauguration of three day national folk festival organised by South Zone Cultural Centre.
The event was held on the premises of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) from 8 to 10 August. It is the youngsters who will shoulder the responsibility of running the nation, they must preserve the culture and heritage which reflect heart and soul of this nation.
The event showcased a brief preview of folk art forms from different states. A special performance by Dr. Malathi Hariharan was held. Folk art performances from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Sourashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu were brought to limelight during the event.
He also praised HITS. The work done by the educational institution in preserving the culture and heritage of India deserves a praise, he said. Dr. K.P. Isaac, vice chancellor, HITS said cited the possibility of fusion of arts and technology and highlighted the possibility of using fuzzy logic to compose music.
He also reminded that HITS was doing commendable work in encouragiung arts and extra-curricular activities. He said that HITS offers minors for
B.Tech students in music, drama and other arts. Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, director, international affairs, HITS proposed vote of thanks.