-Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai, Former Director of Indian Space Research Organisation
Sri Shakthi College of Engineering and Technology, conducted ” Agni Siragugal ” – a competition for school students in remembrance of our former president Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. This competition was held to encourage the special talents of the students.
Cycle Polo, Kabbadi, Five Players Hockey, Kho Kho, Ball Badminton, Volley Ball, Handball, Tennis Tournaments were conducted on November 7,8 and 9. Students under the age of 19 participated in these competitions. Science and maths quiz, spell bee, idea talk, photography contest and short film contest also took place on November 9th. Students studying from grade 9 to 12 participated in these competitions.
All over Tamil Nadu from 65 schools , more than 2000 students participated in these competitions and expressed their talents. On November 9 th at the college auditorium from 4pm onwards the prize distribution ceremony took place with the special chief guest Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai, the former director of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and he is also the Vice President for Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST). Mylswamy Annadurai in his speech stated that nobody wants to hear what we say, everyone notices only what we do, and that is why we say “Action speaks louder than words”. He advised the students that how much ever they wish to achieve in their life , they can surely achieve it. But the seed of inspiration should be sown in their hearts and they must cherish its growth throughout their path towards their aim.
Generation by generation we keep on developing new technologies and machines , the main and only reason for it is the engineers who brought the change and invented the techniques in every generation. Tamil Nadu produces more number of engineers than that of America. He mentioned that the upcoming engineers in India will surely serve the nation and their invention will fulfill the basic needs of the world.
He stated that there are many ways that an engineer can secure a job, he can join a big industry or he can start up his own company or even he can join research institutes as scientists. He emphasised that “Engineers nowadays don’t have jobs” is a very wrong statement. He also mentioned that the want for engineers will gradually increase in the upcoming years. When we reach a height, in order to maintain that, we must work even harder and reach a bigger height than that. He advised the students to analyze who they are and choose their career path according to it.
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai distributed the prizes to the students. Prizes and cash prizes worth Rs.2,00,000 were distributed to the students . PSBB Millennium Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli won the overall championship for the technical and non -technical events.