Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

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CURTAIN RAISER: 50 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 2015

Approaching the 50th year of its journey of academic excellence in 2015, Asan Memorial Association, had its curtain raiser of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations on Sunday, July 27th 2014. It was the vision of Sri. A. K. Gopalan Chairman & Founder Secretary with few other friends who were eminent literary figures and those deeply interested in public affairs decided to start and establish an independent memorial to Mahakavi Kumaran Asan in the city of Madras. What started as a small temporary shed has now bloomed into established and successful high-quality educational institutions that cater to the basic, vocational and higher educational needs of the children of malayalees and non-malayalees in the city of Chennai, under the stewardship of Sri. A. K. Gopalan fondly called AKG.

 

The inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee Celebration was held at the auditorium in the Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School campus, and started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the guests on the dais and a prayer sung beautifully by the school students. The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour for the evening were his Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamilnadu and Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization respectively.

 

The function had the welcome speech addressed by Sashi Kumar, Chairman, Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee while Dr. C. K. Revi, President of the Asan Memorial Association, presided over the function. "The Association has been giving the Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram and we are instituting a new award for journalism this year," he said. This was followed by Mrs. Shyamala Jayaprakash, General Secretary's introductory speech on the various scholarships that has been initiated. The evening concluded with a light music program.

 

Commemorating this special occasion, the new AKG Public School was launched at Pallikaranai, Chennai. The committee with a defined plan will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee with a host of events throughout the year 2014-2015. Onam Celebrations, education and literary seminars are among the many events planned.

 

To mark the 50th Anniversary, the association have initiated the Asan Golden Jubilee Merit-based Education Scholarships and the A K Gopalan Navathi Scholarship, in honour of its Founder, for school students based on economic need worth Rs. 50-75 lakh. They have also introduced awards including an Asan National News Media Award for Best Editorial Contribution with Social Relevance. It would look at journalistic work that has a transformative value in the print media in English and Indian languages. The nominations are expected to be received by February 2015 which is 2 months before the presentation of the award. The award will comprise a plaque, a citation and a cash component of Rs. 1,00,000/- and will be presented in April 2015 to coincide with Kumaran Asan's birthday.

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations

  • Asan Golden Jubilee Celebrations