Blood Donation at DG Vaishnav
The National Service Scheme (NSS) of DG Vaishnav College organised its 40th annual blood donation camp. “Every drop of blood saves a life, we always tell our students who have been donating blood regularly,” said Maj M Venkatramanan, the college principal. P Haridas, secretary, DG Vaishnav College, said that apart from education, the college has been instilling values in students which will be useful in their lives. More than 1,800 units of blood were donated in the camp. Vittal Dev Ravishankar, president, Lions Club of Madras Host, and G Baskaran, NSS coordinator, inaugurated the camp and offered their felicitations.
A 3-day Meet for Veterinarians
The three-day conference on ‘One Health Approach — Plausible Solution for Sustainable Parasite Control’ was conducted by the Department of Veterinary Parasitology at Madras Veterinary College, Vepery. Delegates from the veterinary and medical institutions all over the country took part. Dr B R Latha, organising secretary, welcomed the gathering and informed this was the first time that a national conference on ‘one health’ concept was being organised. Dr S Geethalakshmi, vice-chancellor, Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University, inaugurated the conference and released a compendium and souvenir. She stressed the need to explore the possible areas of collaboration and cooperation between medical and veterinary professionals to achieve the common goal of hygienic environment.
Top Award for Jeppiaar
M Regeena, director, Jeppiaar Engineering College, was declared educational entrepreneur of the year (South) by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry for her contribution to the technical education in India. The award was given by Union HRD minister Ram Shankar Katheria to Regeena at a ceremony in New Delhi.
SRM Students Join Tech Body
Strengthening its focus on imparting quality engineering education, SRM University enrolled 1,000 students in the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The IET— one of the world’s largest professional bodies for engineers — now has a student member strength of 2,000 in SRM campus, making it the largest community of IET student members in any campus. The induction ceremony was held at SRM University campus and was chaired by Prof Richard Morling, IET accreditor and emeritus professor, University of Westminster.
Advanced Vehicles for E-security
Muthoot Pappachan Group has launched a fleet of 45 advanced technology vehicles equipped with e-surveillance systems as part of rolling out its new security initiative that could cut down the security costs by over 50% for corporates. Shri Raman Srivastava, former director-general, Border Security Force flagged off the fleet officially launching the ERT (Emergency Response Teams) services in Tamil Nadu. The use of ERTs by the group for their branches resulted in much greater efficiency in the protection of their assets at reduced costs of security.