The NSS unit of Srinivasan Engineering College here celebrated the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of free India as “National Education Day” on Monday.

College principal B. Karthikeyan presided over the meeting. Paul Roche, Curator of Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, who was the chief guest, urged the students to take interest to try and learn a foreign language other than English while retaining their respect and natural inclination towards their mother tongue regardless of their linguistic ethnicity and cultural identity.

A foreign tongue undoubtedly helped the individual realise his or her aspirations. Students participated in the competitions held in connection with celebrations.