Chennai Digest

Published: 02nd February 2016 04:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2016 04:22 AM   |  A+A-

GSS College Achieves Milestone

Crossing a milestone of 25 years, that too in the field of women’s education, is a remarkable one, said Governor K Rosaiah at the silver jubilee celebrations of Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain College for Women. The governor shared that the contributions of the Jain community in women’s education was commendable and was happy to know the college has produced university rank holders each year. Gautam Vaid, secretary and correspondent, GSS Jain College, detailed the journey so far and the future of the trust’s thrust on women’s education through another college in Mahabalipuram in the coming year.

DG Vaishnav Conducts Rural Camp

The social work department of the DG Vaishnav College organised a rural camp Sigaram 2016 for first year MSW students at Kothagiri in the Nilgiris district. The camp was organised in association with Island Trust of India. The students covered six villages — Kadasolai, Kurugunda, Kongattuputtur, Anilkadu, Karikaiyur and Kunjapanai. One of the major projects undertaken by the students was the water project in Kurukuntha village, where they set up a 1000-litre water tank with a one horse power motor and 100m hose pipe to take water to the doorsteps of the people in the village. 

New Church dedicated

Prince of Peace Ministry senior bishop James Santhosham dedicated a  new church christened as ‘Prince of Peace’ at Pudhumavilangai village near Chennai. According to James, this is the 301st church dedicated in South India

Vel Tech, Canada Varsity Tie-up

Vel Tech University, Avadi, together with Victoria University, Canada, has launched a programme for monitoring bridges and heritage structures using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under the aegis an international body called IC-IMPACTS. Vel Tech  pro vice-chancellor U Chandrasekhar  highlighted that this effort would be useful for ensuring the safety and integrity of several structures in the country especially in inaccessible areas. Rishi Gupta of Victoria University, said that IC-IMPACTS brings together researchers, innovators and government agencies to take up research and develop solutions. 

Brahma Kumaris Hold Sports Meet

The sports wing of the Brahma Kumaris has organised a programme called ‘Holistic Sports’ at their Happy Village Retreat Centre near Sunguvarchattiram. Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University vice-chancellor AM Moorthy said yoga is being added as a compulsory subject in all the courses of physical education.  Further, he said visualisation is a powerful tool for sports. Visualise that you are successful and more competent mentally, he said. BK Jagbir, HQ co-ordinator, Mount Abu, explained about the service initiatives of his sports wing. AK Sinha, secretary, Southern Railway, hailed the benefits of meditation.  

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