Chennai, Dec 16:
Coffee House the inter collegiate Literary and Cultural fiesta at Loyola College was inaugurated by Makkal Kural, Trinity Mirror Editor R Muthu Kumar at the function presided over by Loyola College HoD of English department Dr KS Antonysamy and English Literary Association president Dr Annam Ragamalika.
In his inaugural address Muthu Kumar said, that learning literature is a never ending process which invigorates the brain with the realities of the world. There is no past tense in literature; it is past, present and future.
Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.
Today there are many people who believe that literature is not important and we don’t see much of literature in social media , except perhaps divine quotes and expressions from elders who believe that sharing such information is passport to heaven. But literature is in the middle path. It shows to humanity the overall picture of positive and negative experiences, of the past and present to lay the path of happiness through words.
Academically, studying literature also helps you to refine your writing skills and expand vocabulary. When you open a book , you see the wonderful treasure in store for you.
Learning literature does help you. It stimulates critical thinking.
He concluded by saying that literature is very important and absolutely necessary. It provides growth, strengthens our minds and gives us the ability to think outside the box.
You have taken the right decision to enter into the domain of learning and imagination.
Congratulation to you all – the torch bearers for better humanity and wished all the participants.
Earlier English department HoD Antonysamy briefed about the Coffee House 2018- Inter-Collegiate Event Celebrating Literature. In his speech he also pointed out how in Loyola College, curricular and co- Curricular activities are given equal importance for the development of not only cognitive skills but also the much necessary life skills for the students.
He highlighted the enduring value of literature and the multiple career options it provides .