PSG & Sons’ Charities, in association with the alumni of the PSG Institutions, will host a series of events to commemorate the birth centenary of Founder-Principal of PSG College of Technology G.R. Damodaran (GRD).

The year-long activities will begin on Wednesday, the birth anniversary of GRD, said L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee of PSG & Sons’ Charities, here on Tuesday.

Laying foundation for a GRD Science and Technology Museum at Neelambur, launching of GRD Alumni Health Service Scheme, and an exhibition for students to exhibit their talents will form the major part of celebrations.

The museum costing Rs. 5 crore would focus on science and technology and space with live models, and interactive screens. Alumni working in IT-related fields would contribute to the setting up of the museum. It would be developed in five years, he said. Governor K. Rosaiah would lay its foundation at the inaugural of the centenary celebrations.

The Health Service Scheme would be beneficial for all former staff of the PSG Institutions and its alumni. Under the scheme, those above 60 years would be eligible to avail themselves of concessions for diagnosis and treatment at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. They would be given preference during seeking appointments with doctors. Those unable to travel to the hospital could seek house-visit facilities.

The exhibition, “I — Innovation, Invention and Ideas,” for students and young entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu, would be held at Codissia Trade Fair Complex from August 3 to 5. They could display their best models and projects. Selected projects / models would get prizes.

A joint programme by professional organisations in Coimbatore — most of which founded by GRD — would also be held during the year. The GRD Talent Test conducted by the Alumni Association for school students of Coimbatore for the last several years, would be extended to all schools in Tamil Nadu. A meeting would be organised to felicitate those who were associated with GRD during his tenure as principal of the college, Mr. Gopalakrishnan said.

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