Kumaraguru inaugurates 115 feet tall flag mast

Recently, a 115 feet tall flag mast surrounded by an expansive open pavilion with a seating capacity of over 800 people was inaugurated on the Kumaraguru campus. ‘The Orb’ accommodates the tallest flag mast in the region which will have the tricolour flying round the clock with substantial illumination.

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Param Vir Chakra Awardee Yogendra Singh Yadav launched it in the presence of Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, M.Balasubramaniam, Correspondent, KCT, Dr.Sameeran, District Collector, Coimbatore and Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, KCT.

NCC cadets will essentially use this contemporary space for their drill practice. The open pavilion will screen movies, cultural performances, and sports activities besides hosting art and design expos.

While addressing, Kailash Satyarthi recalled how a journalist once asked him about many problems in India, citing the country’s vast population as one of the reasons. He responded by saying that India is a land of billion of solutions.

He stressed that the younger generation is full of energy and can find solutions to prevailing problems. However, he pointed out that there is a need to preserve and nurture the younger generation.

“Nothing can match the power of compassion and truth. We all have a deep sense of compassion but it is limited to our own siblings, children and relatives. It should be to others as well to visualise a better world,” he said.

Param Vir Chakra awardee Yogendra Singh Yadav went down the memory late to narrate how he survived during the Kargil battle after being hit by 17 bullets and how his efforts led to the recapturing of the strategic Tiger hill.

He said, “I was looking for a dignified death fighting for the motherland. But the almighty had a different plan, he said because of which he survived. We are all born for a reason and said that we should fight till the end by finding solutions to our problems instead of giving up”.