Welcome Address and Report
Honourable Chief Guest Thiru. P. Kumar, Member
of Parliament, Tiruchiapalli Constituency, Distinguished Guests
of Honour Rev. Thiru. Subramania Swamigal, Thiru Murugan Aanathanam
Thirusabhai, Madhavathur, Pudukkottai, Thiru. R. A. Krishna Kumar
Executive Director, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., and Chairman
of CII, trichy Zone, President Sri Inder Narain Choudhari, Secretary
Sri Inderchand Lall, The Principals and Teaching Faculty of various
colleges, Special Invitees, Members of Fourth Estate, Trustees
of RWA Educational & Health Charitable Trust, Members of Rock
City Welfare Association, and my Dear Students.
I deem it a great privilege to welcome everyone gathered here
for this 18th Books distribution function on behalf of RWA Educational
& Health Charitable Trust, and the RWA Book Bank Project.
I extend our warm welcome to the Honorable Chief Guest Thiru Kumar,
who in spite of various engagements has graced this function.
We are deeply moved by the interest you show in this project of
ours. We welcome you Sir.
I welcome our Guests of honour Rev. Thiru. Subramania Swamigal
& Thiru. Krishna Kumar who has been kind enough to honour
our invitation and could make it possible to attend this function.
I also take the honour of welcoming the Distinguished Guests,
the Principals and the Teaching Faculty of various colleges, the
Trustees of our Trust, the members of our Association, Members
of the Press and all the Students from various colleges who have
been our source of inspiration and support.
A vacuum has been created. We have lost a strong pillar of support
in the loss of our beloved Dr. Sekar. We the members of Rockcity
Welfare Association and the student community of Trichy would
miss him a lot.
It is at the Book Bank we always strive to help all those who
come to us for text books. We have a dream to see that every deserving
and needy student get the text books to study. We have a dream
to see that they be self-reliant.
And so in all due modesty I say, this is our hope. With this faith
we continue to serve the students community. With this faith we
believe that we can transform their future. When we first started
we could help only 107 students. We acquired powerful support
from our donors and we are in a position to help 1500 students
every year. I assure you that we look into the future in perfect
tranquility and great confidence that this project will go on
We hereby announce that 1395 students will be receiving books
this year. These students represent 12 colleges and about 15 disciplines
of Under Graduate Studies. Our beneficiaries have been performing
exceedingly well. Today 23 students would be receiving prizes
and out of them Six would be getting cash prize .
We would not be in a position to help these many students but
for the spontaneous contribution by our donors who value the education
Any accomplishment requires the effort of many people and this
work is not different. I sincerely thank the donors, the members
of RWA, The Management of Shrimathi Indira Gandhi College for
being magnanimous enough to provide us with all the help to organize
this function. We would also like to recognize the effort of our
staff Mrs. Krishnaveni and Ms. Priya Darshini . I thank the Principals
and the staff in charge of all the colleges who have contributed
their valuable time and service towards this project. I also thank
the members of the Press . I thank all those who have helped me
to discharge my duties as a Chairman of the Book Bank. Thank you
I would like the students to ponder over thee famous words of
Dr. Abdul Kalam: " Without your involvement you can't succeed.
With your involvement you can't fail. "
Ashok. D. Gandhi
Chairman RWA Book Bank Project