living bridge

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Diamond jubilee Alumni meet


                                        Madras Medical College 1957 Batch Alumni meet

We had wonderful,joyous Alumni get together at Intercontinental resort at Mahapalipuram,from 28th Dec for two days. Only 25 colleagues could join with their spouses and family the Alumni meet.Our batch  doctors almost all of them had P.G qualification, and three of them has been awarded PadmaShri,among them Dr.Chandrasekar ,well known Rheumatologist and Dr.Velmurugendarn distiquished neuro phsician ,Dr Badrinath internationaly recognised opthalmic surgeon[ who couldn't participate due other official engagement}  participated in the Alumni meet. It was very heart touching to see Dr.Rajkumar Pandian attended the meet even though for a short time in spite of his ill health.That is the spirit of friendship.We had three colleagues from U.S attended the meet.Respected Sri Nalli Kuppuswamy chettiar was the chef guest and he recalled the steps trodden in building his textile empire in Tamil nadu.He congratulated all of us and presented an award.

I was the only member attended the Alumni meet as a great grand father with one great grand son and one great grand daughter. All my children had a fabulous time building a sand castle

Mrs.Abirami Gugan, Mrs.Sakthi Gowthami,Dr.Suguna Priya,selvi Netraa,baby Sangavi,and master Pranav

In the evening we were entertained with a Thabala dance by local citizens

Latter we visited the Shell Museum one of the best in India with a collection of 40000 shells with 2500 varieties  from around the world collected by one family of Raja Mohamed meticulously displayed and only museum in the world with smallest shells about the size of kaduku

                 Latter we visited the Five Rathas built in Pallava times


Next day in the evening we visited the Dakshin Chitra a heritage museum displaying old traditional  life style and houses of Tamil Nadu,Andhra, Kerala,Karnataka

Dr.Velmurugendaran Neuro Physicican with his pains taking power point presentation took us back to the initiation Madras Medical College and its progress to renowned Medical College of international repute 

All is well that ends well with my children having gained new comrade re irrespective age  and gender and an opportunity for ageing senior colleagues  to travel down the memory lane 

Adieu till we all me meet .Thank the Almighty for his benevolence for our health and friendship