SIP Friends Welfare Trust

The Old Gold Good SIP Friends' Family Meet ~ Chennai ~ 4-8-2013


13th Year Chennai Meet


Mr. Kalidasakrishnaswami
Principal - SPC


It was a bright sunny day,
the SIP friends started gathering in
the Mahalakshmi Kalyana Mandapam at T.Nagar, Chennai as usual.
The hall was filled with over 100 final year Mechanical students
who had come on an Industrial tour.

The meeting commenced with the welcome address by
Mr. Jegarajan, Managing Trustee of SIP Friends welfare trust.

Mari Selvan (2010) who had passed away in a bike accident was remembered and
one minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for the departed soul.

Mr. Jegarajan then greetinged the dignitaries,
the SIP Principal Mr. Kalidasakrishnaswami, Mr. Balakrishnan lecturer (Retd) and
all senior SIP friends.

Mr. Balakrishnan thanked SIP Friends Welfare Trust
for arranging such a wonderful friends meet.
He also remembered the Late Principal Krishnamurthy.

Mr. Balakrishnan
Retd Sr. Lecturer - Civil

The Guest of honour Mr. Shanmugavel
the Principal of Ramakrishna Polytechnic gave a speech and
spoke about how his polytechnic helps the poor orphaned students with free education.
He also appealed to the gathering to brighten the future of any known orphaned students
by bringing them to their Polytechnic for free education.

Mr. Vinod of Integral systems
explained about specialised courses for the students and
how it helps them for their carrier.

1963 pass-out
Mr. Lakshmipathi from Bengaluru and
Mr. Subramaniam from Chennai
were celebrating their
Golden Jubilee Year of Alumni.

Mr. Lakshmipathi was honoured by
Mr. Kalidasakrishnaswami, Principal and
Mr. Subramaniam was honoured by
Mr. Balakrishnan, Retd Sr. Lecturer
with mementos on behalf of
our SIP Friends Welfare Trust.

Mr. Subramaniam

Mr. Lakshmipathi

The Old Gold Good SIP Friends' Family Meet
~ Chennai 2013 ~
Photos: 61– 2 MB


Mr. Rajagopal 1967 batch
who is working as
a senior consultant in SR Forging,
enlightened the audience
about how their trust in SIP
makes them recruit SIP students
in their organisation
without any interview.
Ms. N. Jeya Nandhini
D/o Mr. Nainar (1986)
has scored 496 out of 500 in 10th Public Exam

Ms. Jeya Nandhini, D/o Mr. Nainar 1986 was honoured by
Dr. Natarajan for securing
3rd over all place in Tamil Nadu state in her 10th public exam.

In the State
Third Rank

In Tiruvallur District
Second Rank

In the 'Vellamal Mat. School', Surapet
First Rank

: 99
: 98
: 99
: 100
Social Science
: 100
  Dr. Natarajan (1962) encouraged the final year students to become Entrepreneurs
rather than joining a company.

He welcomed students
to approach him
for any advice
on starting a business.
Mr. Kaleeshwaran (1965) expressed
his gratitude towards
the Late Principal Krishnamurthy
for having encouraged
him to join
the college Football
and Cricket team.
Mr. Thangapandian (1998) explained how their batch
SIP Friends interact
through Facebook.
He also expressed how his family members were interested in attending the meet.

He read out and greeted
all the newly wedded SIP couples who got married during the year 2012 & 13.

Mr. Richard Dalvi '92 gave an introduction of
all the participants who were gathered in the event.

A lucky draw was organized for the couples
in the audience and the winner was
Mr & Mrs Deivanayagam ’79 and were given a gift.

Mr. Thiyagarajan 1963
remembered the polytechnic
lab facility which was available
in those days.

He also remembered
his principal
Late. Viswanathan.

He also expressed his
willingness to do some
social work for SIP.

The staffs from SPC were presented with a gift
as a token of appreciation by SIP Friends.

Mr. Kasiviswanathan
the Seniors
for sharing
their experience
with the


In his address Mr. Kalidoss expressed his gratitude towards SIP Friends
for having conducted the program 'Namakullae 2013'
in SPC campus for the current students.
He requested to organise similar programs at SPC
every year for the benefit of the students.

He also told that the breakfast scheme is under discussion
with the management and
will be soon implemented for the benefit of the needy students.

He also advised for a Video conference facility to be organised
for the friends who are in other location of the world.

All the SIP Friends and the participants enjoyed the lunch at 1:30pm.

At 2:30pm the friends gathered again and played the Tambola game conducted
by Mr. Richard, and winners were given prizes.
Mr. Kaja Mohideen, who had come from Pune specially to attend this meet, got two prizes in Tambola.

The winners of Fashion-Walk Mr. Jyothikumaran,  Mr. Mahendran & Mr. Lakshmanan were given prizes.

The meeting ended at 3.30pm in a high spirit and
everyone dispersed looking forward to many more such meets in the future.

Report by Mr. D. Antony Ravi '80 | Photos by A. Kannapiran '80