AUTHOR: RTN. DIVYA SIDDARTH

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day

Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime

This is the ethos with which RCMEs Build Our Youth project , the 13th Global Grant Project as Host club through the Rotary Foundation and our very First in the avenue of Vocational services was conceived.

This project here at Ramakrishna mission polytechnic college is well aligned to all our Goals and purposes.

Ramakrishna mission polytechnic college is a truly deserving beneficiary and this is not the first time we are associated with them. We have been donating various equipments to them over the last 2 years and we are extremely pleased to have identified this Automation Laboratory project with them.

The total cost of this project is Rs.37 Lakhs and with this, we have provided 2 Hydraulic and 3 Pneumatic Training kits along with 50 sets of Tables and chairs to the Automation Laboratory.

The objective of this project was to strengthen/modify the Automation Laboratory at the college. The need for this, driven by the Change in the curriculum Prescribed by directorate of Technical education, DOTE. These training kits will not only help train the Students as per the new curriculum but will also help them get better equipped and ready for Employment since it gives them better exposure and hands on training experience in the automation field.

This project will benefit the students of the college most of whom are under privileged.

We cannot thank enough, District Governor Rtn Natarajan Nagoji for his support to this project. Without his generous allocation from the District fund, this project would not have taken off. We would like to thank the District Rotary Foundation Chair Rtn. Suchitra Sagar for his support through relevant inputs and advice on this project.

We cannot thank enough our donors Rajan and Ragini Family Foundation and Customer Analytics for opening their hearts and their wallet to this well-meaning cause.

Our international partner in this project is Rotary Club of San Antonio, USA. We truly appreciate the support and assistance provided by them for making this project happen in the shortest possible time. Rtn Daniel Peavy from San Antonio who visited the Project during his trip to Chennai last week and he was extremely pleased to be here

A special thanks to President Ananth for identifying and showing great interest in the project. It is only appropriate that he ends his year with this noble initiative. And the second of the $ 100000 dollar Global grant of his rotary year

Our sincere thanks to Rtn. Badrinarayan, for extending his help and getting his employee Mr Bala share his technical expertise with us and help us negotiate and finalise the vendors.

What does one say about the Bhishma Pitamaha of Global Grants, Rtn R M Narayanan  – the waking talking Global Grant encyclopaedia, and our Global Grant chair – Rtn Radhika , who takes the burden and gives you the credit,  but that working with you both has been an experience I will cherish and I wish to record my deepest gratitude for all the guidance support and mentoring.

I wish to thank, Rtn. P E Ramkrishnan in his capacity as the Director -The Rotary Foundation  for coordinating with TRF for quick marking and release of funds to us.

Rtn. N. Papa Rao – director Vocational services for all his help and assistance anytime we needed him

Secretary Rtn. Sudarsan, for his total support whenever we reached out to hi

Service to Man is Service to God said Swami Vivekananda – Rotary and Ramakrishna Mission  share some important common values – humanitarian service: I would like to thank our beneficiary – The Ramakrishna Mission Polytechnic College – Swami Satyajanananda , Swami Satyayuktananda and the devoted management team, Principal Mr Sugumar and the administrative staff for all the help and for their service in empowering the Future of our Nation.

Saare Jahan Se Acha were the words by Rakesh Sharma on being asked by Indira Gandhi – how India looks from the Outer space. The impact of Those words then – That is the exact feeling that  I and our whole Global Grant team who has worked for this project feel today as we inaugurate This Rotary Club Of Madras East Automation Laboratory. 

Jai hind.

For photos of the event :
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3acrK6pjCVsdm8yWU91SGZ0Z0E