‘Encourage wards to learn fine arts'
Students of Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts receive degrees
Parents should encourage their wards to learn fine arts particularly music and dance, said Avvai Natarajan, former vice chancellor of Tamil University, Thanjavur, on Saturday.
Delivering the graduation day address at Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts in the city, he said fine arts were a blend of beauty and culture. In this context, he appreciated the efforts being made by the college in promoting fine arts in this part of the region.
Pointing out that a few students from Sri Lanka had joined the college to undergo the undergraduate courses in fine arts, he appreciated their parents' encouragement for their wards.
Mr. Avvai Natarajan said rulers possessing some skills in fine arts were capable of efficient administration. He specifically referred to the patronage being extended to fine arts by the State government.
Glory of Tamil
On the importance of the glory of Tamil language, he called upon students to realise its value and significance as a classical language.
He conferred the degree on students and gave away gold medals to toppers.
The graduates included those from the first batch of students who underwent the off-campus course on fine arts offered by Bharathidasan University and the college.
Sr. Margaret, principal of the college, was present.
Most. Rev. Dr. Antony Devotta, Bishop of Tiruchi, distributed ‘Kalai Kaviri' awards. Veenai Gayathri, director and cultural advisor to Tamil Nadu Government Music Colleges, distributed prizes to the winners of inter-school competitions.
Photo:-Principal of Kalai Kaviri College, Trichy, Sister Margaret Bastin, Former Vice Chancellor of Tamil University, Tanjore, Sri. Avvai Natarajan, student receiving certificate and myself.