Report of the Guest Lecture
Literature as a Means to an End
The Department of English as part of its association activities organized a guest lecture on the topic Literature as a Means to an End on 07-02-2018 in the D’ Conference Hall. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp and invoking God’s presence through a prayer service.Ms. V. P. Gayathri, Head, Department of English welcomed the gathering with her warm and cordial words.
Dr. P. N. Sudha, the principal of D. K. M College felicitated the day’s chief guest with a shawl and memento. Ms.V.P. Gayathri, Head, Department of English felicitated the principal with a shawl. It was followed by the presidential address by Dr. P. N. Sudha, the principal, D.K.M. College.
The programme was divided into two sessions. Dr. A. Ganesan, Assistant professor of English, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai began the first session.
He emphasized on the importance of literature for both life and language. The way literature permeates various spheres of life was beautifully illustrated with various quotes from literary sources. He reiterated the importance of reading throughout his lecture. The second session was an interactive session with grammar exercises. Many students were made to participate in these activities. It encouraged them to learn grammar through games and group activities. The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The whole programme was organized by Ms. V. P. Gayathri, Head Dept. of English and her team in the department.