Source : Times of India
Mangaluru: “The Warli tribe are indigenous people who need support. They are losing their art and culture. We must preserve the art and culture of such a community through educating people on the same,’’ said Praveen Martis, principal, St Aloysius College, here on Saturday.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the first edition of Aloysian Literature Festival (ALF). The fest was organised by the department of postgraduate studies and research in English, St Aloysius College, Mangaluru. This year’s festival is envisaged with a clear thematic concern that is conservation of ecology. The inauguration began with an audio/ video representation showcasing the importance of preserving the habitat of the Warli tribe.
Martis urged the young generation to spread awareness to preserve the rich art and culture of our country.
Rev Dionysius Vaz, rector of St Aloysius Institutions, said that due to the unplanned and the shortsighted economic growth, ecological diversity and the poor will suffer a lot. He quoted that when we are closer to nature, we are close to God. Hence, preserve the nature, culture and art, which is the real wealth of our country.