A poignant chapter

A poignant chapter

Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College for Women recently celebrated its Annual Day. The chief guests on the occasion were Dr Tejaswini Ananthkumar, president, Adhyama Chetana Foundation and Sidhartha Madhyamika, theatre and film artiste.

The function was presided over by N R Panditharadhya, president, SJRES.  The programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the almighty. The staff members, who had completed 25 years of service in the institution, were felicitated.

Later, the annual report of the college was presented. B A Nanjunda Swamy, secretary, SJRES, released the college magazine ‘Manonmesha’.

In her address to the students, Dr Ananthkumar applauded today’s youngsters for their academic achievements. She spoke about the environmental crisis that the world is facing today.

In this context, she emphasised the importance of waste management and gave the example of her own organisation, Adhyama Chetana, where the kitchens serving lunch to nearly two lakh students produce zero waste. She also advised the audience to go natural in the products they use and improve their lifestyle.

Sidhartha Madhyamika opined that today people are giving more importance to external beauty and advertisements are influencing their thought process. He said that his theatre background has given him the opportunity to see things and the world in a different perspective. He also focussed on the changes taking place in the Kannada film industry today. The various cultural programmes that followed the formal function enthralled the audience.