'Visual arts help students to develop concentration'

'Visual arts help students to develop concentration'

Visual art requires dedication and concentration as it needs to bring out the emotions in art works, especially portraits, said BJP Mangaluru south president D Vedavyas Kamath.

He was speaking after inaugurating ‘Varnika,’ the annual art exhibition organised at Mahalasa College of Visual Art at Alake.

Kamath said it is difficult to achieve concentration in work as there are a lot of diversions. Art forms like visual art help students to develop concentration, he felt.

He called upon students to follow their passion and said parents should encourage the talents of their wards.

He said art is being given a technological touch nowadays, which is a good development.Abdul Razak Ananthadi, writer and Political Science lecturer at Government College, Bantwal, who was the guest of honour, said visitors have to devote more time to look at art works. Unless one studies art works, the real objective of art cannot be fulfilled, he felt.

Prizes were distributed to the students who won in various events. Lecturer N S Pattar read out the annual report of the college.

Artist Ganesh Somayaji was the chief guest and Mahalasa Shikshana Samithi director Babu Rao presided over the programme. Principal Purushottam Nayak was present.
An exhibition of paintings and photographs by the students of the college was held.