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10th Sports and College Day Celebrations

10th Sports and College Day function was held on 4th March, 2011 at the college premises. The Sports Day events were held in the morning and the Annual Day function was held in the evening. The sports day started with the conventional flag hoisting done by the Chairman, Mr. M.K.S Sreenivasan. The athletes did the March Past Parade honoring the flag which was followed by the drills. The Chairman lit the College Olympic Torch and handed it over to the champion of the college.The champions took the Olympic Oath. Then the Chairman declared the Sports Meet open, which was followed by the  track and field events. After that the prize distribution ceremony was held  and the students were awarded with trophies, medals and merit certificates for their achievements in the field of sports and games held in the academic year 2010-2011. The function was graced by the Director- Mr. SR. Vijayshrenivas, Secretary Mr. M.SR.Rajsanthosh, Joint-Secretary - Mr. M.S Vikram.

The Annual Day celebrations started in the evening with the welcome address delivered by the Administrative Officer- Prof. S.Nagarajan. The Chief-Guest for the function was "Solvendar" Thiru. Suki Sivam and the function was graced by Thiru. L. Balaji, Charted Engineer and Valuer, Madurai.  The Principal- Dr. S. Kathirrvelu read the Annual Report for the academic year 2010-2011. The placements of the students in this academic year was the highlight of the report. The Inplant Training and the Industrial Visits organised by various departments were praiseworthy. He also read out the research studies taken up by the faculties. In his address, the Chairman stressed upon the importance of education and said that 'One must always aim for higher studies and have perseverance and patience for the attainment of the goal'. He further mentioned about the free education given to the financially backward students at the College of Engineering. After that Mr. L. Balaji addressed the gathering and said 'All round development of the students, especially in the field of  Sports, Art and Culture is must and Vickram College of Engineering is the forerunner in offering this to the students'.

Solvendar Thiru. Suki Sivam gave a motivational talk to the students with the flurry of real life illustrations and the anecdotes of the freedom fighters. He advised the students to never give up and always have high self-esteem. He further said,"Inner beauty of the heart is reflected in the outward appearances". He quoted incidents that took place in the life of Mr. Thomas Alwa Edison, Mr. Lal Bahadur Sastri, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Dr. Sarvapalli Radha Krishnan and conveyed the message of  "Simple living, high thinking". He concluded his speech with the saying "Winner never quits, quitter never wins".

After that prizes were given to the students for academic excellence. It was followed by the cultural programmes. The students exhibited their talents through skit, mimicry and dance. The programme came to the end with a vote of thanks proposed by Prof. V. Jeyapaul Sathiasaran, Head of the Department, Training and Placements.