By Megala A (B.E. Mechanical, 2014-2018)
Photos by Lokesh (Msc. Theoretical Computer Science, 2014-19)
Digital, survey and manufacturing may knock the doors of our minds, even after we rest our bodies over walking aids. That affection of our friends and classmates will always be un-detachable cords extending over distances. PSG CT makes this distance approach zero through the Alumni Congress – An event which unites the Tech graduates. The Alumni Congress – 2015 also marks a remarkable reunion of the Diamond jubilee 1st batch (1955 batch) alumni.
The principal Dr. R. Rudramoorthy, the pedestal for the initiation of this smashing idea of the Alumni Congress, mentioned the visit of Dr. David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics, University of California, USA. He also fore-grounded the launch of GRD Science and Technology Museum and mentioned the I3 (Invention, Innovation and Ideas) expo in Codissia hall which themed Product Development in India. Some of our alumni contributed some amount for the welfare of the college, and to avail support for the museum.
The chief guest, Dr. N Krishnasamraj, Magna Electronics Ltd., expressed his pride to be the alumnus of PSG Tech. He enunciated that, despite the changes in technological ideas over years, there is always a common trait in PSG alumni – Special DNA of PSG Tech. The DNA embeds the culture, essence of fairness, compassion and helping tendency. He expressed the bonding between PSG and its graduates as the uncut umbilical cord. He also emphasized the necessity for the awareness of economy in engineers. He was then presented a memento by the Principal.
The Guest of honour, Dr. Sivaraman started his oration by stating the essence of Coimbatore as Mother’s shade. He, being a Chennai person and having felt the helping hands of the people, said that Coimbatorians, besides hospitality, can be known for their helping tendency. He also mentioned some of the medical facts and explained his book, “Nalam 360°”. He also stated the influence of adulterated food and human thoughts on health. He, then, emphasized the destruction of water bodies, and its influence on the loss of birds’ species. He also mentioned the importance of oblivious foods like, Kambu, Kezhvaragu. He, then, stated that nature takes 1.25 million years to bring about 0.1% difference in DNA (Between last chimpanzee and first human). Artificial exploitation of nature, though brought about in few days, results in series of disorders.
Six young alumni were given away the awards for excelling in their career at a younger age. GRD Talent test awards were given away to the students who topped the test attended by students belonging to 241 schools.
The afternoon session laid the basis of interactive knowledge sharing between alumni and students Sixty speakers from various departments stretched out their technical minds to their student juniors. Then, the day’s evening saw the rocking PSG Tek music. The Bridge wishes all alumni and students all success and glory in their lives.
MEGALA A (B.E. Mechanical, 2014-2018) is a person who goes deep into thinking and reasoning and relishes skepticism. Gaming and surfing are her hobbies. She feels that riddles always free her off from boredom.
LOKESH (MSc. Theoretical Computer Science, 2014-19) loves bike riding. He is the kind of person who loves romantic stories. He is also a foodie, passionate about photography.