Ensure inter-college arts competitions under Kerala Technological University (KTU)
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"By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man in body, mind, and spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi
Arts and sports play a fundamental role in the holistic development of a person.
As shocking as it is, the Kerala Technological University (KTU) has no space for arts for its blooming engineers.
Outcome of current scenario:
A generation of engineers lacking creative thinking.
Respective inter-college competitions should be held annually to promote their importance and to ensure an opportunity for the diverse talents of the student community.
Why Arts? Does that really matter?
"This world is but a canvas to our imagination." - Henry David Thoreau
- Arts enrich the education experience. It teaches students to critique, to look at things in a different way. It inspires creativity while challenging the intellect. Whereas education sparks the mind, the arts nourishes the mind and the soul.
- Art plays an important role in moulding the minds of students to develop a positive nature and appreciate natural beauty.
- A creatively inclined student has a positive bent of mind and aesthetic approaches in every work he or she does.
New cognitive research out of Germany suggests that "the production of visual art improves effective interaction” between parts of the brain. The study, conducted on a small population of newly retired individuals (28 people between the ages of 62 and 70), concludes that making art could delay or even negate age-related decline of certain brain functions.
We need good engineers!
Time spend on these activities enhance a student’s multiple intelligence and this reflects in his/her academics and behaviour. Hence these are integral parts of quality education.
Every child is unique. What matters is that every child goes through a joyful and meaningful experience that instils self-confidence and self-worth. It is an identification of one’s path towards excellence.
Society can only be complete when there is a balance between mechanical human resources and creatively inclined human resources. A healthy society not only requires a good number of technocrats, medical professionals and machines but also artists, writers and people from the performing arts to emerge as a complete, rich and a healthy society.
I request you to take necessary actions to ensure arts inter-college competitions, and to promote importance of the same under Kerala Technological University (KTU).
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