Theatre art, cinema and electronic media should concentrate on functioning like a mirror image depicting the social changes to avoid youth from going astray, observed noted film producer-director T.S. Nagabharana here yesterday.

Speaking at the valedictory of the extra-curricular activities of Maharaja’s College at its Centenary Hall in city, he said: “Cinema depicts events on the large screen, electronic media provides a view of current events at homes and hence, it is only the theatre art which depicts human being as a human.”

Stating that electronic media was a useful tool to reflect social changes, he added that even with the available technology, the electronic media was toying with the sentiments of the citizens in the guise of advertisements and entertainment.

Only prevalence of culture -consciousness in cinema and electronic media can ensure constructive social changes, he said and added that the absence of culture would instead damage the society. He regretted that more and more scenes like murder and extortion were being shown in cinemas.

Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S.Rangappa, in his address, said the prevailing trend among educated people to establish their identity in the field of education, science and technology by working round-the-clock to earn more, should be curbed.

Students who excelled in extra-curricular activities during the year, In-charge Principal Dr. Latha K. Biddappa who will be retiring soon and lecturer C. Ramanarayan were felicitated.

Extra-Curricular Activities Committee Convenor Dr. J. Shankarappa, Administrative Officer Dr. J. Nanjegowda and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore