August 15, 2015
They just did not wear the national flag to honour the 69th Independence, but rather made it. Over 7,000 students, including 4,000 girls of PSG College of Arts and Science (PSGCAS) physically formed the India map at the college. They also formed the number 69 to denote the year of Independence.
Varnam Foundation founder chairman Kathir Loganathan, an alumnus of PSGCAS organised this feat in association with Tiruvallur based Ragavendra Physically Challenged Trust and
Coimbatore-based Pasumai Desam.
It took nearly an hour for the formation of the map. Kathir Loganathan told Covai Post that
the idea behind the formation of India map was to instil patriotism among the youth, more so the students. PSGCAS students evinced keen interest to take part in this event.
Four differently-abled persons from Ragavendra Physically Challenged Trust travelled on wheel chair all their way from Thiruthuraipoondi in Thanjavur district to take part in the event. They covered 450 km in three days.
The differently-abled members of the Trust took part in various functions across the state
travelling on their wheel chair. This, they had been doing to create an awareness among the people on becoming a pollution-free State.
In a step further, Pasumai Desam Rajendran distributed 1,000 saplings to the students as part of environmental initiative to make them plant the saplings at their homes. The guest of honour Jagadeesan of Ragavendra Physically Challenged Trust spoke about the patriotic
fervour of those freedom fighters who had sacrificed everything for India’s Independence.
Kathir further added that the students would form the India map once again to enter the India Book of Records and Asian Book of Records. PSGCAS Principal Prof. Rajendran and HoDs from various departments, and faculty members were part of the mega event.
During the celebration, students took an oath to make Abdul Kalam’s dream of making the country a super power in 2020.