Moodbidri, November 18, 2016: "Learn any language, but do not forget your mother tongue. Speak up with your parents about your aspirations with an open mind," this was how veteran theatre personality B Jayashree exhorted students while inaugurating a Students’ Literary and Cultural Conference Alva’s Vidyarthi Siri organised as part of Alva’s Nudisiri at the Ratnakaravarni Vedike under the aegis of Alva’s Education Foundation on November 17, Thursday. Jayashree also called upon elders to pay heed to the aspirations of their children and also respect their feelings and sentiments.
"If everyone decides to learn computer science, who will give us our rice, who will provide us administration and who will lead the society towards enrichment ?" she questioned sarcastically.
"Children of today are not lucky enough to hear grandma’s stories. There is lack of peace and more of stress," she regretted.
Heeding to the request of organisers, Jayashree also rendered the song "Mungoli koogyavo moodana belagi."
The Vidyarthi Siri was presided over by Ananya, a student of SDM English Medium High School. She questioned whether the society has thought of a change in the education system instead of the present system wherein students learn in classrooms and then spill it out during exams.
Dr M Mohan Alva, Chairman of Alva’s Foundation and many others were present.