Monday, July 4, 2011

Founder's Day At Hindustan University

The birth anniversary of the Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, an alchemist in the orb of education who believed in providing opportunity of success for every individual was commemorated on 20th June 2011. Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese was fondly remembered by his family friends and the members of staff on this occasion.

Courtesy: Chennai Engineering Colleges

The programme was initiated by invoking the blessings of God Almighty with a prayer being rendered by Dr. A. George, Dean, Student Affairs, followed by a Bible Reading by Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, HCAS. In the Welcome Address delivered by Ms. Annie Jacob, Director, K.C.Tech, remembered her rendezvous with the Founder Chairman as an experience of joy, encouragement, intelligent humour and a family man who engineered an empire of educational excellence.

Courtesy: Chennai Engineering Colleges

Courtesy: Chennai Engineering Colleges

Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese in her Presidential Address clearly stated the framework and ideology behind the motto “To make every man a success and no man a failure.” She reiterated the point that time and again late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese had proved his thought that skill and academic excellence when brought in collaboration will withstand any competition and pave way for success.

Mr. K.V. Mathew, President, Indo-Australian Association and a friend of the Founder Chairman talked in his tribute about the vision, his steel rimmed determination and the never say die attitude that constantly gave him the strength and power to face every odd and obstacle in life. In his special message Rev. Gigy Thomas, Vicar, St. Paul Marthoma Church, Adyar brought to light the spiritual aspect of the man who has become an inspiration to many.

Courtesy: Chennai Engineering Colleges

Courtesy: Chennai Engineering Colleges

Rich tribute was also offered by Mr. C.K. Perumal, Organizing Secretary, Tamil Nadu Congress Association, who focused on the generosity of the man who never forgot to give back to society what it had given to him. Ms. Manjula Pramod, HOD, EIE, HITS, also presented a multi faceted Founder Chairman who was an erudite teacher, who understood the psyche of not only the students but also of the faculty teaching them. She personified with vivid examples the grit, the earmarked vision and the talent of finding infinite possibilities on a path untrodden made him a stalwart in the educational arena.

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The occasion also saw the launch of the official website of Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Charitable Foundation by the Chairperson Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese. A Souvenir titled ‘Founder’s Statue: The Journey’ and Campus Talk the newsletter of HITS were also released by the Chairperson Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS respectively.

Dr. K Sarukesi , Vice-Chancellor, Hindustan University thanked the speakers and the guests who attended the function and also provided insights on the late Founder Chairman Dr. K. C. G Verghese, who has now become a trailblazer for the generations to come.

The programme concluded with the closing prayer and benediction rendered by Rev. Joy Thomas Samuel, Student Chaplain, Hindustan Group of Institutions.

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