Lakshmi Hayagreeva Cultural and Educational Trust, Thiruvanmiyur, organised its open house meet recently. On the occasion, S. Jagadeesan, retired Judge, Madras High Court; Radha, former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. M. G. R. Medical University; and Bala Rao, a philanthropist, took oath as the new trustees. The meet was chaired by R. Gandhi and Manorama Hiteshi, chairman and secretary of the trust respectively. Manorama Hiteshi said the trust which was found in 1990 provided financial assistance to meritorious students and sponsored Hamsadhwani’s NRI Music Festival, which has been a platform for those who are settled abroad to render Carnatic music. Bala Rao advised the students to take care of their parents. Mr. Jagadeesan, said “Students should concentrate on their studies. Your future is in your hands and you have to struggle a lot to come up well in life.” He presented a cheque to Hamsadhwani, a cultural organisation, on behalf of the trust, which was received by R. Sundar, secretary, Hamsadhwani.

Manjula Krishnan, trustee, Lakshmi Hayagreeva Cultural and Educational Trust, said “Take care of your parents. Be affectionate and kind towards them.” The beneficiaries thanked Manorma Hiteshi and R. Gandhi for providing the assistance.