CHENNAI: Among the former students who gathered at Rajah Sir Salavai Ramaswami Mudaliar Choultry and Victoria Public Hall on either side of what was to be Poonamallee High Road were Rajas, judges, officials and citizens. On that day, December 24, 1891, they all were brought together by the success of an effort to fund the rebuilding of the under-construction portion of their college that was damaged in cyclone and rains in 1885. The highlight of the day was the Rs 1,000 contribution towards MCC Day Fund by the then Rajah Setupathi of Ramnad, an old student.
Thus started the Madras Christian College Alumni Association — the oldest in the country -— which is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a global alumni meet on Saturday and Sunday.
Over 1,000 alumni are expected to gather during the meet. Honouring of some illustrious alumni, a chapel service will also be held, said a press release from the college.