"We need education that can develop our lives, creativity and breed scientists and the students should demand such type of education, " opined Jnanpith awardee Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara.

He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day 'Samskruthika Habba- 2013', a State-level Inter-Collegiate Cultural Fest organised by Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike at Kalamandira on Hunsur road in city this morning.

"The present day education system is not supplemental to our development. We are having a stereotype education which is not suited for us," he said and added that the British should be lauded for introducing the public instruction education system in our country. He also lauded Lord Macaulay for his role in educating the Indian mass.

A blood donation camp and a rangoli contest were also organised on the occasion.

A half marathon has been organised from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple near Palace gate at 6.50 am tomorrow.

Former VC of Hampi Kannada University Prof. H.J. Lakkappa Gowda presided. Journalist Sadashiva D. Hulgur, music director Ramakrishna and others were present.

FOR PRESTIGE SAKE: Recalling an incident of one of his students giving him his wedding invitation printed in English, Dr. Kambara said that when he asked his student why he had printed the invitation in English, the student replied: "It was for the sake of prestige."

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore