January 20, 2024
The Founder’s Day and Mother Chandrakanthi Birth Centenary Celebration of GRG Education Institutions were celebrated at PSGR Krishnamal college for women campus.
Dr. Rajendra Singh, founder of Tarun Bharat Sangh, Rajasthan, was the chief guest of the event. Also present on the occasion were Sunitha Naren (Director, Center for Science and Environment, New Delhi) and Randhir (Pitu) Chagal, (Founder, Sanctuaries Nature Foundation, Mumbai). Also present on the occasion were alumni Swarnalatha Ramachandran, Girija and Shobha.
The celebration began in the playground with a march past by 7 platoons from PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, PSGR Krishnammal Higher Secondary School for Girls, Chandra Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Chandrakanthi Public School.
And followed by Mass Dance Performance by 408 students who were danced to a special song composed by KCW faculty portraying the special personality of the Founder Chandrakanthi Amma.
This was followed by the main programme held at the GRG Centenary Sports Arena. Also, present on this occasion by Managing Trustee. G. Rangaswamy was welcome at the gathering.
Followed by Sadhasivam, Director, GRG School of Management Studies presented an overview of the Chandrakanthi Centre for Women Leadership. The Secretary, Yesodha Devi presented an overview of the Centre for Advanced Materials and Sustainable Technologies. The Vice Principal, Harathi presented a brief note on the GRG Incubator.
The Chairperson, Dr. Nandini Rangaswamy read out the citation for Chandrakanthi Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for Women which was conferred to Sunita Narain and the GRG Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented to Mr Randhir (Bittu) Sahgal.
After that KCW brand ambassadors recognition. College principal Meena read out citations for former students Swarnalatha Ramachandran, Girija and Shobha. The Managing Trustee Rangasamy felicitated the awardees. Followed by the GRG Memorial Lecture was delivered by Rajendra Singh as the Chief Guest. He also spoke about water security, climate change and how climate change affects the agriculture sector.The celebrations end with a Vote of Thanks by Prof Balasubramanian.