CHENNAI:A group of students gathered at Shankaralayam to chant Sanskrit shlokas, as part of the summer camp on Hindu Tradition and Culture conducted by the Akila India Kanchi Kamakotai Bhaktargal Peravai, on Friday.
“Students should not only focus on learning, but also share and care. Learning is important, but innovation in learning is also important. It has been a part and parcel of our culture,” said K Jayaramakrishnan, vice-president, Tata Consultancy Services, who was the chief guest of the programme.
“There are around 27 vimanas and concepts mentioned in Mahabharata. Concepts like Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and teleconferencing have been lost over time and rediscovered in the modern world,” he added.
“One can have a healthy lifestyle by avoiding junk food and eating healthy food. Besides that, one needs to shed one’s ego and think of good for others,” said Dr Vijayshree of Sri Matha Cancer Care.
Various programmes on personal development, shloka recitation and history will also be organised as part of the programme.
Corporation school toppers — Divya from Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School, Saidapet, and S Sowmya of Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School, Market Street, Perambur — were given a cash award of Rs 5,000 by the Trust for their academic excellence.
The summer camp conducted by the Akila India Kanchi Kamakotai Bhaktargal Peravai, under the guidance of the Kanchi Archarya, will go on till May 21 at Shankaralayam, Chetpet. Besides personality development and shloka recitation, the programme will also teach students about tradition. Over 250 school children are participating in the programme.