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Vidya pays tributes to Dr D Balakrishnan

The ninth Dr D Balakrishnan Commemorative programme was conducted on 16 August 2019 at the College Auditorium. The Chief Guest for the function was Dr S Umashankar, Professor, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and his area of expertise is “Electric Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning”.

The programme started at 10:30 am with a prayer. Dr Saji C B, Principal, delivered the welcome address. Er K P R Vijayan, Author Trustee, VICT, gave the presidential address. After the talk by Er Vijayan, the Chief Guest lit the traditional oil lamp and tributes were paid to Dr D Balakrishnan by garlanding his photo and by offering flowers.

Er G Mohanachandran, Executive Director, VICT gave commemorative talk. Dr Sudha Balagopalan, Dean Academics, introduced the chief guest to the audience. After this, the Chief Guest was presented a memento by Er G Mohanachandran. Mr Suresh Lal, Director – Administration & Finance, and Dr V N Krishnachandran, Vice Principal offered felicitations. Mr Rajesh S K, Convener, Organising Committee, delivered the vote of thanks. The first session was concluded with a playing of the national anthem.

In the second session, Dr S Umashankar presented a talk on “Opportunities for Engineers”. The talk was attended by all B Tech first year students, faculty and and staff members of Vidya. An interactive session with the Chief Guest was an added attraction. The function concluded by 12.45 pm.

Mathrubhumi (19 August 2019)