Information and Culture Minister K C Joseph has urged today’s children to take utmost effort to preserve our culture and tradition. Children should attempt to act according to their conscience and serve their responsibility to the society, he said.
Joseph was interacting with the participants of ‘Mambazhakalam’, a summer vacation camp organised by the Cultural Department in association with Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan on Tuesday. He was responding to a query from the children who had come to his official residence, for the interaction.
Today’s children are fortunate to have all modern facilities like television, mobile phone and Internet, the Minister said while referring to an era where newspapers and radio were the only available communication facilities. “Children should realise the value of our culture and tradition and protect the same,” he added.
As many as 125 children from various districts are taking part in the summer camp, which began on Monday.
Visit to the Agricultural College, yoga, magic, theatre studies, children’s poetry, learning of mother tongue and film-making are part of the summer camp, which concludes on Sunday.
The participants will get an opportunity to meet and interact with Governor Sheila Dikshit at Raj Bhavan on Friday at 11.15 am, said Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan secretary Balu Kiriyath.
The valedictory function on Sunday will be addressed by Minister for Health V S Sivakumar. Prominent poets will attend the function at 5 pm.