Sir Isaac Pitman Remembered

Published: 22nd April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: The  203rd Birth Anniversary  of Sir Isaac Pitman’s was celebrated by the Stenographers’ Guild  here recently. TS Sridhar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Commissioner for Revenue Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest and Swami  Gitasarananda of Ramakrishna Mutt was the guest of honour.

Sridhar emphasised the importance of stenography. He added that he owed a lot to the inventor of English shorthand Sir Isaac Pitman.  He said that being a stenographer helped him improve his listening skills  as well as his English communication that enabled him to clear the Civil  services.

Sridhar also unveiled Sir Pitman’s portrait and garlanded it. He also distributed office automation certificates to students. Sivasubramaniam, honorary president of The Stenographers’ Guild spoke about Sir Isaac Pitman’s words ‘time saved is life gained.’

He also requested more people to not only pursue stenography, but also impart the same. S Sekar, honorary principal, proposed the vote of thanks. 

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