December 12, 2015
About 37 summers had passed, and 37 winters have rolled by since they stepped out of their college. This was the first time that nearly 70 students of the 1975-78 batch of the Department of Commerce, PSG College of Arts and Science, formally met.
“This reunion was very beautifully organized. There is prefect coordination among the past students of this department, the alumni association of the college, and the management. This campus has played host to several re-unions and get-togethers; however this is a different one. The mood is upbeat and it is a carnival-like atmosphere,” Dr. R. Rajendran, Principal, PSG CAS, said.
The principal requested the members of the alumni of Commerce department to interact with the current batch of students. He also requested the students to make their contributions in cash or kind to mentor and guide the professionals of tomorrow.
“Three drops of water fell from the sky. One fell right into the pond and was instantly lost. The second dropped on the lotus petal and it too died in time. The third fell into an oyster and it turned into a pearl, just like all of you,” this was how N. C. Nandagopal, Secretary, PSG CAS and PSG Schools, began his address.
Nandagopal spoke of the importance of living a quality life. Stating that it is not the number of years, but the kind of life we live that is important. He also remarked that the past students have kept the flag of the institution flying high by doing well in their respective fields.
When the head of the Department of Commerce, Dr. B. Kribashini stepped forward to deliver her address, she received a thundering applause. She updated the former students on the progress the department had made. “Currently, nine streams of commerce are being offered. We have faculty strength of more than 60. This department has produced more than 65 PhDs and more than 300 M.Phil scholars,” Kribashini said.
As a thank-you gesture, the 1975-78 batchmates felicitated their faculty members.