The memorial function of Late Er. K. R. Brahmadathan, who served as the corner stone to the foundation of VAST was organized on 17, September 2014 at the college auditorium of Vidya Academy of Science and Technology. The students and the staff members of VAST, the teachers and students of nearby schools and the family members of Sri Brahmadathan were present on the occasion.
The programme began with a prayer. Er. G.Mohanachandran (Executive Director, VICT) delivered the welcome address. He highlighted the principles followed by Er. Brahmadathan in his personal and social life. He also gave a brief overview of the programmes such as Brahma Vidya Social Outreach Programme, Brahma Yoga Kendram, and Manappuram-Vidya All India Inter Collegiate/University Football Tournament 2014 designed to perpetuate the memory of Er. K. R. Brahmadathan .
Adv. K. V. Prakash (Author Trustee, VICT) in his presidential address highlighted the need for overall harmony among people of different ideologies and faith by quoting scriptures from the Bhagavat Gita, Bible and Quran.
Sri Swami Tattvarupananda Saraswati (Janaka Janani Kripa Gurukulam, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram) inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp andpaid floral tributes to the portrait of Er.K.R.Brahmadathan. In his address he combined spirituality with pragmatic psychology. In his speech he elucidated his idea of the meaning of the word ‘Vidya’ and reaffirmed the motto ‘Progress through Education’. After Swamiji’s speech, a video presentation showcased glimpses of the versatile and the multidimensional personality of Er.K.R.Brahmadathan.
Sri. K. Komalakumar, Chief coordinator of Brahma Yoga Kendram; Koorkanchery paid homage to his master visionary in the field of yoga. Sri. K. Jayaram, PWD Engineer (Retd.) & Vice-chairman Kossery Family Trust and brother of Er. K. R. Brahmadathan expressed thanks to the organizers of the programme.
Dr. Sudha Balagopal (Principal VAST), outlined the personality of Er. Brahmadathan, whose memory is kept alive through the social activities promoted by VAST. She summed up the activities of VAST, and narrated her experiences with rural school children and the physically challenged children who became the beneficiaries of such programmes. Later, the students of Brahma Yoga Kendram, Thalakkottukara and the
students of VAST filled the audience with awe by a well-choreographed display of yoga calisthenics.
Dr. V.N. Krishnachandran (Vice- Principal, VAST) proposed vote of thanks and the function came to its fitting conclusion with refreshment for the delegates.