Kumaraguru Institutions, on 21 March 2022, initiated the centenary celebrations of the Founder Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, an epitome of simple living and high thinking whose achievements, impact and contributions made him stand out as an exemplary leader and human being. Taking his mission forward, Kumaraguru celebrates the Founder’s Day from 17 to 26 March 2022 and kick-starts the birth centenary celebrations.  The thought behind this celebration is to inspire students, staff, visitors and the general public to emulate the ideals and values of Arutchelvar Ayya.  As a mark of respect and tribute, Kumaraguru Institutions are initiating 100 projects that include events, exhibitions, seminars among other initiatives during the centenary year 2022–23. 

Agaval Parayanam 

Agaval Parayanam, the recitation of “Thiruvarutpa-Arutperunjyothi Agaval” by Sanmargies from Sanmarga Sangams was organized at Gnana Sabai in the Kumaraguru Campus, Coimbatore, on 21 March 2022 as a part of the Founders Day Celebrations. The Founder Chairman Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam Ayya was an ardent follower of Ramalinga Swamigal, revered as Vallalar and throughout his lifetime propagated the philosophy of Vallalar across the world. As a mark of tribute, Agaval Parayanam, the recitation of the hymns, is rendered every year. 

Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam Award 

Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam Award was instituted in the year 2014 in honour of Ayya to recognize the eminent accomplishments of individuals who have made a significant impact in the society and have fostered outstanding growth in the national, industrial, social, cultural and other arenas that were associated with Arutchelvar Ayya’s vision, work and life. The award identifies personalities who have been instrumental in leading the change and in implementing a dynamic vision for building a greater and stronger India. Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam Award 2022 was conferred on Dr.Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company, on 21 March 2022 for his unparalleled contribution to Industry, R&D and Social Development. Dr.B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, Kumaraguru Institutions, presided the award ceremony. Shri.Vijay Mohan, Founder, Pricol Ltd and Shri.C.Ramasamy, Chairman, Roots Group of Companies offered their felicitations. 

Launch of Kumaraguru Research and Innovation Alliance – KRIA 

Dr.Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company, launched the Kumaraguru Research and Innovation Alliance – KRIA on 21 March 2022. It is a research and innovation alliance between institutions, enterprises, government, international partners, NGOs and researchers, innovators, intellectuals and students. KRIA will be inclined towards creating an impact on society and innovating for the world. KRIA will have a corpus of Rs.10 Crores over 5 Years for its focus areas. The focus will be on Environment, Livelihood, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology with outcomes cutting across Sustainability, Inclusivity, Digitalization, Commercialization, Automation and Innovation. 

Mahatma Gandhi Merit Scholarship Award 

Mahatma Gandhi Merit Scholarship Award ceremony was organized as part of Kumaraguru Founder’s Day 2022 on 27 March 2022 which also marked the commencement of the centenary celebrations of our Founder Chairman Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam Ayya. Dr.B.K Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, Kumaraguru Institutions presided over the programme. Dr. K.Velraj, Vice Chancellor, Anna University distributed scholarships worth 1.2 crores to 1186 deserving students. Shri.N.Balasubramaniam, Correspondent, Kumaraguru Institutions, Shri Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, Kumaraguru Institutions, Correspondent of KIA, Principals of KCT and KIA were also present. Dr. B. K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, Kumaraguru Institutions during the presidential address stated that Dr. R. Velraj, Vice Chancellor, Anna University is an eminent scientist adjudged among the top energy engineering experts across the globe. Further he also mentioned that Kumaraguru is a social asset, and the preliminary aim of the leadership is to ensure that the best of education would be offered to people in rural areas as envisioned by the founder Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalaingam. In the centennial year, the Chairman urged the students to take a resolution to be more responsible, hardworking, spread their wings and magnify the amount of impact we can make. Dr. R. Velraj, Vice Chancellor, Anna University in his address stated that skill and attitude are the most prominent factors a human must excel. “If a small portion is learnt with keen depth, then nothing can stop you from making wonders” said Dr.R.Velraj. He further went on to explain the importance of utilising the research funding and stimulated learning. He concluded by saying “thoughts become actions and actions become reality!” and wished luck to all the students for their further endeavours.

Tamil Nadu State Under 18 Open & Girls Fide Rated Chess Championship

As part of Founder’s day, Dr.N.Mahalingam Chess Academy and Coimbatore Chess Academy organized a Tamil Nadu State Under 18 Open & Girls Fide Rated Chess Championship from 17-20 March 2022. Students from various schools had actively participated. The valedictory ceremony was held on 20 March 2022 at Ramanandha Adigalar Auditorium. Shri. Srinivas Sastri welcomed the gathering and Shri. Shankar Vanavarayar addressed the audience in his Presidential address. The Chief Guest was Mr. R. Doraiswamy, MD, Salzer Electronics. Mr. P. Stephen Balasamy, Secretary, TNSCA, Mr. N. Jayabal, President, CDCA and Mr. K. Dhanasekar, Secretary, CDCA were also present and distributed awards to the winners.

தமிழியல் ஆய்வுகளும் அணுகுமுறைகளும்

பத்மபூஷன் டாக்டர் நா. மகாலிங்கம் அய்யா அவர்களின் நூறாவது பிறந்தநாளை முன்னிட்டு குமரகுரு நிறுவனத்தில் தமிழியல் ஆய்வுகளும் அணுகுமுறைகளையும் பற்றி ஓர் கருத்தரங்கு நிகழ்ந்தது. அதில் பேராசிரியர் இ. சுந்தரமூர்த்தி தலைமை உரையாற்றினார். டாக்டர் நா மகாலிங்கம் தமிழ் மொழியிலும், அறிவியலின் மீதும் மிகுந்த ஈடுபாடு கொண்டிருந்தார். இரு துறைகளின் வளர்ச்சிக்காக உழைத்தார்.

இந்திய தத்துவ மரபுகள்

குமரகுரு பன்முக கலை அறிவியல் கல்லூரியின், தமிழ் துறையால் இந்திய தத்துவ மரபுகள் என்ற தலைப்பில் தேசியக் கருத்தரங்கம் நடத்தப்பட்டது. முனைவர் சரஸ்வதி இராமநாதன் அவர்கள் சிறப்புரையாற்றினார். காந்தியம் நடைமுறை உயர்நெறி என்னும் தலைப்பில் திரு தி. கண்ணன் அவர்களும், வள்ளலாரின் தத்துவமும், விஞ்ஞானமும் என்ற தலைப்பில் திரு. ஆர். குப்புசாமி அவர்களும், இந்திய தத்துவத்தில் ஆன்மீக மரபும் தமிழ்ச் சித்தர் நெறியும் என்ற தலைப்பில் முனைவர் கால. சுப்ரமணியன் அவர்களும் உரையாற்றினார்கள்.

Coimbatore Management Association Student Management Day 

Coimbatore Management Association (CMA) in association with KCT Business School organized an event titled Coimbatore Management Association Student Management Day on 25 March 2022. The events include Map and Tap – Every Strategy matters, go under the Hammer – Find the big bull in you and Ideate to Innovate – Kindle your entrepreneurial spirit. The objectives of the events were to leverage for better Industry-academia connect that would help networking to understand Industry trends, skill requirements and to explore placements and scout for Student Consulting and Research. Students got hands-on experience in organizing and conducting events that honed their managerial expertise.  

Kumaraguru Employee Service Recognition 

Kumaraguru lnstitutions’ Employee Service Recognition program acknowledged the contributions of 94 employees which included teaching faculty, academic support staff and admin staff who have completed 10+ years of service. Dr.B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, Kumaraguru Institutions, presided over the programme and presented the decennial recognition awards on 26 March 2022. Shri Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, Kumaraguru Institutions, Mr. Muniasamy, Executive Officer and Mr. Srinivas Sashthri, Chief Human Resources Officer, were also present during the occasion. Kumaraguru Institutions appreciated the remarkable contributions of their employees to inspire hope, ignite imagination and instill a passion for knowledge in our learners. Kumaraguru employee recognition was awarded for the employees towards sustained and significant contribution to the institution and creating an engaging & inspiring learning ecosystem. 

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