"Despite the rapid growth in science and technology, people should retain humility and humane behaviour," opined Dr. C.A. Sridhar, Music Professor, University of Mysore.

He was speaking at a programme organised by Mysore Literary and Cultural Foundation (MLCF) at Rajendra Bhavan in JSS Hospital premises here yesterday to mark the release of the 'Gaadhe thili, bhashe kali,' jointly edited by G. Rashmi and Sindhu Srinath and presentation of Balashri, Yuvashri, Sadhanashri and Kala Saraswathi award.

"As science and technology advance, people are forgetting their culture. It is a shame that corruption, rape and other atrocities have become common in society. Art and Science should develop in tandem. Students should develop interest in literature and art along with regular studies for an overall development," said Sridhar adding that music has a wonderful therapeutic usage in medicine to cure hypertension and mental illness.

Balashri award was presented to Bhoomika Muddappa, J. Lara, M. Vinyas, B.R. Srikar, Shameet Shekar, M. Samvedita, K.V. Nagadhanush, H.T. Sujan, A.S. Sanika, S. Sheetal, Ashwita, H.R. Manasa and A.S. Dakshit. Yuvashri award was presented to P. Vinuta, D.S. Kiran and H.R. Mruthyunjaya Prasad.

Sadhanashri award was given away to P. Namratha, G. Rashmi and Sindhu Srinath.

Kala Saraswathi award was presented to Leelamma.

MLCF President M.B. Santosh, Mysore Sahitya Vedike President C. Tejowathi and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore