The alumni of the 1972 batch of P S High School instituted a Computer Science Chair to mark the alumni’s golden jubilee meet which was held on the school campus last week.
A donation of Rs 13.4 lakh was made to the school to train Plus One and Plus Two students in computer science education
by hiring subject expert teachers.
On this occasion, the batch also honoured five surviving teachers of that era, who are now in their 90s. The teachers honoured were – Subramanian, science teacher; Ramani, PT teacher; R. Kumaraswamy, Tamil teacher; Natarajan, math teacher and Ramachandran, social studies teacher.
The teachers were honoured with a shawl and presented with a dothi and angavastharam and a cash sambavanai. A
one-minute silence was observed for departed teachers and for the classmates of 1972 batch.
The golden jubilee alumni baton from 1971 batch was handed over by the outgoing golden jubilee batch of 1971 by G P Ramachandran to the co-ordinator of the 1972 batch – Col C R Devanathan at a ceremony at the school campus.
Prakash M Swamy, an alumnus of 1972 batch and a member of the school management committee of P S Higher Secondary
School presented five sets of self learning compact discs on various computer subjects to students of five schools run by the P S Educational Society on behalf of his own Shri Vari Foundation and of the 1972 batch. This was handed over to K V S Gopalakrishnan, president of the PS Educational Society.
Prakash said his classmates based out of Bahrain, Australia and Singapore had flown down to attend
S .Vijayaraghavan, a former member of the Railway Board and a member of the National Company Law Tribunal and an alumnus of the 1972 batch said how a casual meeting among class mates resulted in the formation of the 1972 batch which had celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by honouring teachers and having a get together.
P S Prabhakar, secretary and correspondent of P S Senior Secondary School, an alumnus of the 1972 batch and a
descendent of the founder of the school late Pennathur Subramania Ayyar recalled the contribution of the alumni.
Dr R Kala, headmistress of the school, C V Krishnan, secretary of the PS Educational Society and KVS Gopalakrishnan, president of the PS Educational Society addressed the gathering and praised the contribution of the alumni to the growth of the institution.
Col C R Devanathan, co-ordinator of the 1972 batch Golden Jubilee Alumni Reunion Committee, proposed a vote of thanks.
Some alumni attended the event with their spouses and they made time to show them their favourite classrooms
and play areas.
The milestone event ended with high tea.
- This report had inputs from Prakash M. Swamy