Alpha Arts and Science College celebrated College Day

Alpha Arts and Science College (Porur) celebrated its Annual college day on Mar 16 in the college premisesThe Chief Guest for the occasion was Nanda Kumar, IRS, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Department of Revenue Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The Guest of Honour was Dr. S. Uthamkumar Jamadhagni, Professor and Head, Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, University of Madras. Dr. Grace George, Chairperson and Suja George, Vice Chairperson, Alpha group of institutions presided over the occasion. Dr. D. Ashalatha (Principal), Geetha Ravi (Vice Principal), Purnalakshmi (Coordinator of Shift II), were the other dignitaries present on the occasion.
The formal programme began with an invocation to the almighty by the Alpha Choir. R. Saikrishna (President, Student Forum, Shift I), gave a welcome address.
Dr.Grace George, Chairperson, Alpha Group of Institutions, delivered the presidential address encouraging the student body to follow the good practices of Hard Work, Positive
Approach and Prayer to gain success in life.
Guest of Honour, Dr. S. Uthamkumar Jamadhagni, in his address spoke of how India as the world’s most ‘youthful country’ will soon have a major say in world affairs. V. Nanda Kumar, IRS spoke on the topic “The Distance we Travel”. Nanda Kumar narrating the journey that he had traversed from childhood to his present role as IRS officer and beyond touched all with incidents from his life that harped on the importance of education.
Truly, here is a young citizen of the country who transformed his own life in spite of several hurdles and conscientiously touches the life of several unprivileged children such as
himself.
Meritorious students were honoured in various disciplines. The dignitaries distributed prizes to students for their proficiency and performance in varied fields of learning. This was followed by a time of looking back, celebrating and reminiscing over past events with the screening of the Annual college day Documentary, which took the audience through the events and accomplishments of the departments and clubs in the present academic year. Kaviya (Vice President, Student Forum, Shift II) delivered the vote of thanks.
A range of cultural programmes, including classical, western and fusion dance, as well as mime
were performed by the students of Alpha mesmerizing the audience gathered.

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