Sunday, September 06, 2015
Raindropss – Revelations !
The evening, of Teacher’s day, celebrations and reverences were at its peak, at Hotel Savera, Chennai! When most of us were trying to remember our teachers on this auspicious day, there was a team that recognized a few educational institutions, which has made sure that the students know what their responsibilities are, as a student, as a child, as a national citizen and above all, as a wonderful human being. To honor a few of such institutions, the institutional heads, were honored with” Edupreneur Awards – 2015” !
Raindropss – a NGO founded by Mr.Aravind Jeyabal, took this initiative, to honor the teaching community, on this great day.The event hosted at Hotel Savera, by the team of Raindropss, with their Brand Ambassador Mrs.Rahainah Shekar – Musician and a more of well wishers. The evening was headed by His Excellency Dr.Rosaiah – Governor of Tamil Nadu, Justice Dr.Jyothimani.P – Judician Member, National Green Tribunal, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali – Prince of Arcot, Dr.Sultan Ahammed Ismail – Father of Vermiculture & Director, Eco Science Research foundation and Thiru APJMJ Sheik Saleem – Grand Son of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. The evening also marked , to have a tribute, to the Missile man of India – Dr.Kalam – whose soul rested in peace a few weeks ago!
When the clock ticked 06.30pm IST, the gracious entry of His excellency was witnessed by every one in the hall, indicating the start of the event. Mr.Aravind welcomed the august gathering, showing his high respects and reverence to the teachers, on this grand day, and inaugurated the first edition of ‘Edupreneurs Award” the first edition by Raindropss, this day. His Excellency gave away the awards to, Ms.YGP Rajyalaksmi – Founder and Chair of PSBB group of schools was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award! Dr. V.Raju - Vice Chancellor VIT University, Shri Sridharan – Chancellor , Kalasilangam University, Shri Ashok Vargeese – Director, Hindusthan University, Dr.Lakshmana Prabhu - Co Chair man, PSNA College of Technology, Dr.Mariazeena Jhonson – Managing Director, Sathyabama University, Shri Velmurugan – CEO, Vellamal Institutions, Ms.Anusha Ravi – CEO, Park Institutions, Dr.Krishna Kumar – CEO & Secretary, Nehru Group of institutions, Dr.Karunanithi – Chairman, Vivekanandha Group of Institutions, Thiru Muralidaran – Chairman, Ethiraj College for women, And Dr.Periyasamy – Chairman Kongunadu Group of Instituions were honored with Edupreneur Awards 2015!
Ms.Rahainah Shekar gave away the presidential address in which she was mentioning about the rich legacy that India has got interms of knowledge and wisdom. India with 110 universities and about 37000 odd colleges, elusively striving to maintain the quality and standard of education on a global level despite us facing tough time in the field of education where education is considered as a matter of getting a degree alone. Sad state of affairs is that the public holds the teachers for student learning and student’s responsibility, as well. She appreciated the efforts of Raindropss in identifying, the best of the institutions and recognizes them for the service they do! She also mentioned that she was proud to be a part of the projects, raindrops have launched so far.
Dr.Ismail, heartily appreciated the brain child of Raindropss – Edupreneur Award – 2015 and appreciated Raindropss team as a whole for such a wonderful initiative. When most of us were aware of the corporate social Responsibility – CSR , Raindropss had also innovatively brought in the concept of Student Social Responsibility and had the infotainment idea to create social awareness. Dr.Ismail also, fondly remembered that , on 25th November 1974, started his career as a teacher, and mentioned that it is indeed a special privilege for him to be on the dias, sharing the stage with His Excellency!
Justice Jyothimani, in his speech mentioned his heartening appreciation to Raindropss for their perfect use of information technology in the path of infotainment, creating social awareness through theme songs, short films and related projects. He envisioned that the country would be facing two major problems at the IT front and at the environment front. He emphasized that it is upto the moral responsibility of the teachers to educate the youth to refrain themselves from the negative usage of IT as, misuse of Science is a Crime ! Secondly, he emphasized on the apparent proofs that we see , for the global warming. Those proofs are nothing but the evidences to show that Nature is pouncing on the human kind for ill treating her. He strongly believed that it must be from the youngsters, the responsibility should arise and protect the environment and nature and waterbodies.
Prince of arcot, His Highness Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali Sahebh, congratulated Raindropss as they, as a team , serve to GOD , by serving Humanity. He mentioned that In Islamic tradition, during their regular prayers, every man would pray to the Most Merciful – God, to forgive the sins of his parents and teachers! And, that said how reverent the teachers and parents are. He emphasized on framing a curriculum of peace based education that strives to restore the nation suffering from terrorism, religious disharmony, communal clashes etc. India being a cradle of civilization and rich cultural heritage should make attempts to show us educated in terms of dignity and decency in private and public life. He appealed to the teachers to teach the respect for nationalism, communalism for national harmony, and enlighten the kids about the quality based, value based and peace based Education and its importance.
His Excellency – The Governor of TamilNadu – eulogized Raindropss’ service to the society and the brain child of Raindropss – Edupreneur Awards 2015! He accentuated upon the research and development field in India, and described education as a key to nurture human values, build entrepreneurship trait, dynamism, self confidence and courage, asses and address problems, innovatively, on a global levels, plan and achieve goals by risk taking and in time bound manners! He heightened the importance of glueing academics and research and the real time applications. The interdisciplinary research is the need of the hour. He envisioned having more centres of excellence, more international linkages to showcase the Research and development of the Nation. The nation needs more researchers and scientists and teachers need to commit themselves in achieving this goal for the nation, said the Governor, as his concluding remark.
The Award winners shared their success story during the latter half of the event and it was indeed blissful to know the paths that they have travelled so far, to reach greater heights. A special mention, to the anchor, who had made sure that the timing was extremely perfect, to start and finish with!
Overall, it was an awesome show, by team Raindropss, and let us all join to wish that their newly born child Hit atleast a century of editions !
Raindropss – Revelations