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Perfect rhythm: Students performing a dance at the fine arts festival of N. M. S. Sermathai Vasan College for Women.

Perfect rhythm: Students performing a dance at the fine arts festival of N. M. S. Sermathai Vasan College for Women.  



A fine arts festival was inaugurated at Nadar Mahajana Sangam Sermathai Vasan College for Women by Mercy Pushpalatha, Principal, Lady Doak College. Competitions in folk dance, Bharatanatyam, theme dance, on-the-spot acting, villupattu, light music, group singing, rangoli, cookery, painting and vegetable carving were conducted for students.

The main theme of all the competitions was ‘eradicate violence, protect humanitarianism.’ Karthik Karikolraj, Municipal Chairperson of Virudhunagar, distributed prizes to winners.

The birth anniversary of founder of the college, V.P.R. Gangaram Durairaj, was observed at the college with a blood donation camp. T. Rajaram, a retired professor, was the chief guest.

The secretary, G. Korikolraj, welcomed the gathering and the treasurer, D. Nallathambi, proposed a vote of thanks.



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Teachers and students jointly celebrated Pongal festival with enthusiasm at Yadava College. The celebration was organised by the Department of Tamil and Higher Research Centre. The Principal, P. Rengan, presided.

‘Velliyarangam,’ a forum to present students’ compositions, was organised by the Department of Tamil and Higher Research Centre. R. Subbiah presided over the programme. P. Pandikumar spoke about the divisions in ‘Agathinai’ and A. Murugan on ‘Christian literature.’

Rajathi described how advertisements should be prepared.



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K.L.N. College of Information Technology, Pottapalayam, conducted an IBM-sponsored faculty development programme in TIVOLI Storage Manager.

The three-day programme was inaugurated by K.N.K. Ganesh, president, KLN Sourashtra College of Engineering Council.

A.M. Vasumathi, Head, Department of Information Technology, welcomed the gathering. Niladri Sekhar Dey, Database Head, IBM, was the resource person. The Principal, M. Sachithanandam, presided. R. Ramesh proposed a vote of thanks.



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A three-day training programme in social defence for employees of Department of Social Defence and non-governmental organisations was held at Madurai Institute of Social Sciences.

It was inaugurated by D.V.P. Raja, chairman of the institute. P.N. Narayana Raja, Principal, presided. S. Koodalingam, Vice-Principal, explained the nature, areas and need for social defence.

Lectures were delivered on child protection, legislative provisions, prevention and rehabilitation measures, drug abuse prevention, problems of old age, beggary, media and network and role of panchayats. D.J. Dhinakaran, Corporation Commissioner, delivered the valedictory address.



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The National Service Scheme unit of Velammal College of Engineering and Technology organised a road safety awareness programme during the Road Safety Week.

Several speakers highlighted the need to observe traffic rules at the function organised for transport employees of the college and NSS volunteers.

N. Suresh Kumar, Principal, presided. Santhanakrishnan, Transport Manager, welcomed the gathering.

P. Poothathan, NSS Programme Officer, proposed a vote of thanks.



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Pongal celebration at C.S.I. College of Education, Pasumalai, featured a special sport event for the alumni and students.

A. Gopi Kannan, a paralympian, was the chief guest. Gabriel, Director, and Antony, correspondent, reflected on the event to be taken as a model for the youth, to emulate in their lives.

The winners of various events received their prizes from Mr. Gopi Kannan.

(Contributions from S. Annamalai)



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