It was an evening to remember for the alumni when they congregated along with the outstanding sportsmen and women to honour Dr. Babu Mahoharan, Managing Director, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, for his contribution and development of sports over the last 25 years.
Speakers representing different sports and administration hailed Dr. Babu Manoharan’s role in sports promotion and education. Olympian and gold medalist V. Baskaran described Babu Manoharan as a promoter determined enough to produce an Olympic champion from the college in the next years. He urged him to do more and more for sports.
Walter Dawaram, President, Tamil Nadu Olympic Association, said how over 1800 sportsmen and women had benefited from the scholarships offered by St. Joseph’s College, while K. Murugan, CEO, Volleyball Federation of India, appreciated the help rendered by Babu Manoharan for hosting tournaments and organizing national camps. Other speakers were K.Sasikiran (chess) and M.S. Nagarajan (special Olympics)
Acknowledging the felicitations Babu Manoharan thanked one and all giving a helping hand in his endeavour.
Special scholarships amounting to Re.25,000 were awarded at the function to chess prodigy Arvind Chithambaram, tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan, fencer Ms. Bhavani Devi and promising sailor Aishwarya N. Chezhian.