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Devoting his life to development of women

Special Correspondent

Services of late Ramaswami Ayyar recalled



REMEMBERING A ROLE MODEL: The Registrar of the Bharathidasan University, V. Radhakrishnan, third from right, handing over the first copy of the journal `The Indian Journal of Arts, Science and Commerce' to the Controller of Examination of the Seethal akshmi Ramaswami College, V. Sethu, extreme right, at the 109th birth anniversary celebrations of Ramasamy Iyer in Tiruchi on Saturday. The secretary of the complex, R. Panchapakesan, fourth from right, looks on.

TIRUCHI: The self-less service rendered by the late Ramaswami Ayyar, the founder of the Padmabhushan Sri N. Ramaswami Ayyar Educational Complex, Tiruchi, for promoting the cause of women's education was lauded by various speakers on the occasion of his 109th birth anniversary celebrations held here on Saturday.

The Registrar of the Bharathidasan University, V. Radhakrishnan, who was the chief guest, recalled the single-minded devotion of the late founder in empowering women through education.

The Principal of the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, K. Shenbagavalli, paying tributes to the founder, highlighted the parental care and security provided by him.

The secretary of the complex, R. Panchapakesan, also spoke. Divya, a student of the Savithri Vidyasala, impressed the audience by paying rich tributes to the founder and termed him as `Gnana Oli' (light of wisdom).

Scholarships disbursed

On the occasion, 120 scholarships were disbursed by the management to the students of the Complex, other schools and colleges.

Special scholarships were provided to 13 music students and 12 event management students.

About 40 students of the Complex, with proficient performance record in Sanskrit, were also honoured on the occasion.

Prizes, rolling shields given away

Prizes and rolling shields were given away to the winners of various inter-collegiate competitions like quiz, elocution, recitation etc held as part of the founder's birth anniversary.

The complex staff members, both teaching and non-teaching, either retiring from service or completing 25 years of service, were also honoured.

Dr. Radhakrishnan released the second volume of `The Indian Journal of Arts, Science and Commerce' published by Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College.

The first copy was received by the Controller of Examinations of the College, V. Sethu.

The Principal of the Savitri Vidyasala, Malarvizhi, proposed a vote of thanks.

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