Mangaluru: Jnanapitha awardee Chandrashekhar Kambar has opined that the English system of education has ruined the life of Indians as it badly hit upon Indian culture.
Kambar, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a two-day national level seminar on 'Ecology and Literature` organised by St. Aloysius College on Monday, February 11. He said that Indian culture has taught us to love and conserve nature. "If people wanted to cut a tree in the olden days, they used to offer a pooja to it. Before chopping the tree, they used to seek its permission. Such a belief made them protect our nature. However, the British system of education named our faith as blind beliefs", he lamented.
St. Aloysius College Principal Fr. Dr. Praveen Martis shedding light on the literary works of Chandrashekhar Kambar, said that the books of Kambar highlight the importance of human values and morality.
Rev. Fr. Dionysius Vaz, Rector, St. Aloysius Institutions, presiding over the programme, said that people should learn from nature. "As our nature follows 'give and take' policy, we should also follow the same system in our life", he said
Meanwhile, Kambar released a playbook penned by Kannada department HoD Dr. Saraswathi Kumari on the same occasion.
Pramod Nayar of Hyderabad University was the chief guest at the programme. Programme Convener Gireesh N, English Department HoD Dr. Melissa Goveas among others were present.
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