Sunday, 10th July 2016 at Palakkad Fine Arts Society Hall, Tharekkad.
The 9th Annual General Body Meeting of Darsana and Biju Cheriyan Endowment Talk was conducted on Sunday, 10th July 2016 at Palakkad Fine Arts Society Hall, Tharekkad.
In the morning session, Biju Cheriyan Endowment Talk was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) A. Jayakrishnan (former VC, Kerala University & Professor of Biotechnology, IIT-Chennai). The topic of this year’s endowment talk was “The changing face of engineering education in the globalized world”. Com.(Dr.) S.Sreenadhan presided over the function. Com. Dinesh.R welcomed the audience and vote of thanks was delivered by Com. Madhu.P. This session was attended by around 80 people and the audience actively participated in the discussions about the current state of engineering education in Kerala and the potential impact of the newly formed Kerala Technical University.
AGB was conducted in the afternoon session. The AGB was inaugurated by M.Sivasankar IAS (Secretary to Chief Minister of Kerala), who is also a member of Darsana. He spoke about Kerala State Government’s vision on many development projects and the areas which Darsana can consider for including in its activities. Darsana President Com. Ajith Zachariah presided over the inauguration function and Secretary Com. Madhu P welcomed the members. 76 delegates attended the AGB. This includes 8 final year students from NSSCE. The chapter wise attendance details are as below:
Palakkad & Malappuram : 31
Kozhikode & Kannur : 11
Trivandrum & kollam : 05
Thrissur : 02
The inauguration was followed by a presentation of Annual Report by the Secretary of Darsana Com. Madhu. Treasurer Com. Sabu G presented the Accounts & Audited financial report.
Comrades Wilson George (Oman), Sarath Chander (Kochi), Omprasad (Palakkad), Tony (Kochi), Balakrishnan (Oman), Anil Kumar K V (Kochi), Anup K V (UAE), Pradeep (Palakkad), Rasal (NSSCE), Alex Thomas (Kottayam) had participated in the discussion. The main points that were discussed are
– Increasing the membership
– Taking up of socially relevant projects like the study on water scarcity,
– The revival of Darsana website
The report and audited accounts statement were passed by the AGB after the reply by the Secretary.
Secretary also introduced the following three proposals from Com.M.B Rajesh M.P for the consideration of the General Body.
1. Participation of Darsana in the Scholarship program that he is creating for the economically backward students from government schools studying in 11th and 12th standards.
2. Participation of Darsana in a program to teach and train tribal students of Attapadi from standard 5 onwards.
3. Participation of Darsana in setting up and running a center at Palakkad to train students to help them join centers of excellence.
The AGB has decided to co-operate with these programs in principle
The panel of new executive committee & office bearers for 2016-17 proposed by the President was unanimously accepted. The list of newly elected EC members is given below:
|1||Dr. A.Rajan Babu||1982||9495228319||Palakkad||President|
|2||Manu Shankar||2012||9496343467||Kozhikode||Vice President|
|4||Shanu S||2009||9645124616||Kozhikode||General Secretary|
|5||Nikhil T P||2002||8089509465||Palakkad||Joint Secretary|
|8||Dinesh R||1995||9745000083||Trivandrum||EC Member|
|9||M G Suresh Kumar||1988||9447640600||Kozhikode||EC Member|
|11||Mohammed Sameer||2007||971 551898853||UAE||EC Member|
|12||Ajith Zachariah||1989||9447010893||Palakkad||EC Member|
|14||Arunan||1983||971 504596658||UAE||EC Member|
|15||Sarath Chander||1991||9961485722||Kochi||EC Member|
|16||Vinayak Das||2008||9911805100||Trivandrum||EC Member|
|18||Ajmal||2010||968 96715108||Oman||EC Member|
|19||Aswath||2011||971 524986009||UAE||EC Member|
|21||Asif Ramthan||2016||9895311121||Malappuram||EC Member|
The following members will be invitees.
1) Sunil.V.M & Krishnakumar V P
2) All chapter co-ordinators
3) Conveners of Endowment committee, Membership committee, Website committee and other committees to be constituted
The newly elected president addressed the AGB and vote of thanks was rendered by Com. Nikhil.T.P. The meeting ended at 4.30 PM
After the AGB, “Prof. K.Viswanathan Memorial Technology Corner” at Palakkad District Public Library created by Darsana was inaugurated by Com. K.D.Prasenan, MLA. Prof. Thilothama, wife of Late Prof. K. Viswanathan, was present on the dias. Library secretary Sri. T R Ajayan gave the welcome speech. Com. Dinesh R introduced Darsana and elaborated our activities to the audience. Darsana President Dr. Rajan Babu also addressed the gathering. Darsana contributed more than 500 technical books and one book shelf to set up the Technology Corner.