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-    Speakers at celebration emphasise on need to incorporate cultural activities in academic curriculum 
-    Opine that cultural events help to bring out the dormant talent in rural students

Tanuku:  The Youth Cultural Celebrations, Kovvur Division, were organised on the premises of SKS D Mahila Kalasala UG & PG (A), Tanuku on Thursday.  The Founder Secretary and Correspondent of SKSD Group of Colleges Chitturi Subba Rao presided over the celebrations said that the importance and significance of exhibiting cultural and traditional arts has been dwindling in educational institutions. 

He said there was an urgent need to incorporate cultural activities in academic curriculum to inspire and ignite the minds of youth. He said that students had a responsibility to learn the traditional arts as they were a part of Indian heritage and helped shaped a person’s identity. College Principal (FAC), Dr B Naga Padmavathi said a total of 205 students from 10 different colleges participated in the event. 

The Principal advised the youth to come out of the fascination of fads such as ‘smart phones’ and ‘Facebook’ and participate in cultural events for a well-rounded personality. K  Prabhakar Rao, SETWEL Manager, Eluru said that these kinds of programmes would be useful to the rural youth and help bring out the talent dormant in them. 

Tanuku ZPTC A Bullidora Raju, AO Dr J Chandra Prasad, Tanuku MPP Katta Anantha Lakshmi, MPDOs G Ramana and Vijaya Raju, Vice-Principal Dr K Radha Pushpavathi, Cultural Co-coordinators Dr DM Neeraja, V Venkateswara Rao, G Syamala Devi, Kalyani, Ch. Rama Devi, G. Amrutavalli Tayaru, P. Siva Prasad, Jr. College Principal M Rajendra Prasad, lecturers and students took part in the event.