The 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Sir P S Sivaswami Ayyar, best known as educationist and benefactor is to be celebrated on February 7, 10 am onwards.
This event marking a milestone that is special for Mylapore, will be held at Narada Gana Sabha auditorium.
Justice S Ranganathan, retired Supreme Court judge is chief guest. Banker Usha Anantha Subramaniyan, CMD, Bharatiya Mahila Bank who is also an alumnae of Lady Sivaswamy Ayyar Girls School will address guests.
Dancer and special needs educator Dr Ambika Kameshwar is to be given the Lady Kalyani Sivaswami Ayyar Best Teacher Award and will deliver a lecture.
Also to be present is T R Mani, president of The National Boys and Girls Education Society, Mylapore which was funded by Sir Ayyar for girls’ education and now manages a few schools in the area.
Celebrations are also due on January 30 in Thirukattupalli, Thanjavur, Ayyar’s hometown where a large school he founded has also been educating generations of young people.