South India grooms cultural ambassadors

South India grooms cultural ambassadors
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First Published: Fri, Jun 08 2007. 10 38 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 08 2007. 10 38 AM IST
PTI
Chennai: A city-based organization plans to groom Indian students abroad as “cultural ambassadors” to spread awareness about South Indian history and heritage across the globe.
As part of this, Ramu Endowments, an NGO, is organizing an orientation programme exclusively for young students who are pursuing studies abroad.
“This is one section of our population who can become our cultural ambassadors,” Prema Kasthuri, organizer of the programme, told PTI.
Claimed to be the first of its kind, the programme is also open for those who plan to fly abroad for studies.
“Heritage is usually the concern of senior citizens. But, we want the young blood to be equipped with the knowledge about their history and culture,” she said.
“In the job-oriented educational system, which gives more emphasis to science and technology, youth tend to miss the knowledge about such subtle aspects of our existence,” she said.
Mukundan Ragavan, a native of Chennai, pursuing Phd in Biochemistry in the US, said he would attend the programme to equip himself with information on South Indian heritage.
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First Published: Fri, Jun 08 2007. 10 38 AM IST