June 26 is International Drug Eradication Day. It has been observed annually on June 26 since 1989.
The International Drug Eradication Program 2022 was held at the Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engineering and Technology (PKIET), (A constituent college of the Puducherry Technological University) in association with the Karaikal District Police and the NSS unit of PKIET.
Dr. M. Aramudhan, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Information Technology welcomed the Chief Guests and the gathering.
Karaikal District Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. R. Lokeswaran addressed the function. The ceremony was held in the presence of Karaikal District Superintendent of Police Mr. Nithin Ramesh and Thirunallar Superintendent of Police Mr. Arivuchelvam.
Karaikal District Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. R. Lokeswaran informed the gathering that the school children and college students are increasingly addicted to this habit. According to the study, about 2 lakh 50 thousand people die every year due to drug addiction. Everyone should give up this habit that can affect us and those around us and go on the right path in life. 'This Drug Abuse Day' is observed to work against drug abuse and to eradicate drugs.
Superintendent of Police Mr. Nitin Ramesh while addressing the students said that drug eradication has become a major challenge internationally. Today is the Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and the United Nations says in a statement that people around the world need to be more united and focused on tackling the threat to the lives of millions of people, including young people. The theme of this year's Drug Prevention Day is "Better Care is Better Knowledge".
The UN estimates that about 35.6 million people worldwide are affected by drugs. According to the 2020 World Drug Report released by the Office on Drugs and Crime. Adolescents and adolescents make up a large proportion of drug users, most of whom suffer from HIV, hepatitis C and other related diseases.
The report states that only one in eight people in need of treatment and rehab can get it. Those who need help can approach the office of the Superintendent of Police, he said. More than a hundred faculty, staff and students participated in the event. Dr. M. Damodharan thanked the team and proposed the Vote of Thanks.
‘Yoga is the Journey of the self through the self to the self.’
International Day of Yoga or commonly known as Yoga Day, is celebrated on 21st June every year since its inception in 2015. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in Bharat or India.
The International Women’s Day was celebrated at PKIET on 4th March 2022. Honourable Minister for Transport Smt. S. Chandira Priyanka, Honourable Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Mohan, Principal Dr. A. Kumar, Prof & head, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry. Dr. Bhagavathi, PAJANCOA, HOD Chemical Engg. Dr. Sridhar, the director Admin. Mrs. Prema, Manager Indian Bank PKIET & Neravy, Varichikudy, staff members & students of PKIET were present at the function.
Principal Dr. A. Kumar welcome the gathering during his address our Vice-Chancellor, mentioned that girls must do research, Innovation and also set proper goals for life & work for it. He asked the girls to develop apps for the saving of women. Our Vice Chancellor wanted the girls to have high dreams of becoming IAS, IPS & other powerful positions in the society. Vice-Chancellor also requested the girl students to initiate the process of dispose the waste or segregate the waste as bio-degradable, non bio-degradable at home itself to make manure out of degradable. Use the technology for to dispose solid waste for clean Karaikal. It may help in reducing the ground water contamination level.
The Honourable Minister for Transport Smt. S. Chandira Priyanka, in her speech shared her path in becoming the first female Minister & her struggles & achievements. She told the girls students to share their likes & dislikes to the parents rather than others. She said the girls must study well & become job providers. She also requested them not get distracted by the surrounding during their studies. As the theme of this year is to “Break the Bias”, Minister also mentioned that society should stop compare between boys & girls, because they both are different in their make. The Lady staff members were honored by the Minister with memento. The entire function was organized by the Women’s club of PKIET (AURORA). Prizes were also distributed for various competitions.
On 4th March 2022, the orientation program for 15th batch NSS Volunteers was inaugurated by our honourable Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Mohan. The Vice chancellor, the Principal, District NSS Program officer, Dept of chemical Engg. (PTU), NSS program officers, staff members and all the first year B.Tech students were present for the orientation programme. During his inaugural address Vice Chancellor recalled his college days & the best volunteer award which he received during his graduation. He mentioned that NSS is one of the best platforms to develop once personality & to learn how to help & do service to humanity. We will also learn how to serve during calamities. Vice Chancellor also emphasized that the NSS unit must adopt a Village and do the best service to bring up the Village in a year.
NSS district coordinator Dr. V. Lakshmanapathi in his speech, he told that NSS teaches us adaptability for community living, they appreciated the services rendered by the unit of PKIET in the past years.
The HOD of chemical engineering Dr. R. Sridhar also address the gathering and guided the students to become good volunteers of NSS.
The best district level NSS volunteer Fedric Rozario of final year ECE also awarded in this function.
After that, National Green Crops – ECO club was also inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor. Dr. R. Sridarane, coordinator of ECO club, Dept of Chemistry has taken initiation to inaugurate the club.
Finally, the NSS program officer Dr. J. Udayakumar, proposed the vote of thanks.
As a part of the Women's day celebrations of PKIET Women's Club (Aurora) has arranged for conducting workshops and learning programmes for the benefit of the students.
The club has conducted seminar & discussion on Women Entrepreneurship, Scope & trends in food industry by Mr. Rakesh kumar, MD, Iyengar Bakery, Karaikal on 23-02-2022.
The has conducted a seminar on Healthy Diet for Teenagers by Dr. P. Vandarkuzhali, AP, Avvaiyar College for Women, Karaikal on 24-02-2022. Both the sessions were very useful for the students.
On the occasion of the nation's 73rd Republic Day, Dr. A. Kumar, Principal, PKIET hoisted the national flag in front of the Administrative block at 8.30 a.m. on 26th January, 2022. Dr. S. MOHAN, the Vice Chancellor, PTU delivered special address to the gathering through online mode. Dr. G. Sivaradje, the Registrar, PTU joined the celebration through online mode. Mrs. S. Prema, Director, PKIET and Faculty members, Supporting and Administrative staff members, NSS volunteers and students participated in the event.
Speech by the Vice-Chancellor Puducherry Technological University on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day (26th January 2022) celebration of our country, at Puducherry, on 26th January 2022
Ladies and Gentlemen, and my dear student friends,
I think that the success of any speech is directly proportional to the shortness of its text.
I will therefore be very brief!
Good morning to one and all present here. As we all know that we have gathered here on a very special occasion to celebrate the “Republic Day-2022” for our democratic country “India”. Today is the 73rd Republic Day of our beloved country, India. Warm Greetings and a very warm welcome to all of you present here, with special mention to our faculty colleagues, supporting staff, Registrar, Parents and my dear students, respected teachers, and their family members. I will share some of my views through my Speech on this Republic Day.
Celebrating the Republic Day in the presence of the all the colleagues and their family members is a sign of the spirit of friendship and dedication that PTU harbours for the country.
India is a self-governing country since 15th of August 1947, after getting freedom from the British Rule. That day we are celebrating as Independence Day every year on the 15th of August in 1947. However, the constitution of India came into existence on the 26th of January in 1950 and hence making our country a full-fledged republic.
Our constitution also says in Article 51(g) that preserving the Environment and caring for other living creatures is the fundamental duty of every citizen. This is a unique feature of our Constitution and we don’t find in the constitutions of other countries.
Our Great Indian freedom fighters have struggled a lot and sacrificed their lives to get the “Purna Swaraj” means “Complete Freedom” in India. There are uncountable freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Subramania Bharathi, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Tirupur Kumaran, VO Chidambaranar, Kattapomman, and many more. Each and every citizen of this country must remember them on such a great occasion.
Our first Indian President Dr. Rajendra Prasad said that we have found the whole of this vast land brought together under the jurisdiction of one constitution, one union. It takes over responsibility for the welfare of all men and women living in it. But unfortunately, we are still fighting with crime, corruption, violence, and terrorism in our country. These nation-wide problems are pulling our nation back from going to the path of development and progress.
The Indian Republic steadily pursues peace: this is a principle laid down in our Constitution, of which we are celebrating today the 73rd anniversary. India’s relationship with all the countries of the world is characterized by a constant search for cooperation: the increasingly global challenges set before us – in the not-easy international context - can be faced only if we all work together.
The keys to peace and global welfare are represented by collaboration, mutual understanding and the progressive removal of barriers among people. Avoiding all types of conflicts and looking for a shared development is therefore imperative. This is very much true for the growth of our university also.
Indeed, mutual understanding and removal of barriers among peoples are exactly the experience of the Indian way of thinking and integration of development in which India intends to play an increasingly positive role.
In these seventy-three years India's history has gone through tensions and trials, and the Republican institutions have always proven to be able to allow India, my country, to face many difficulties and challenges, without wavering. Recently, we are also tackling the Pandemic situation, which affects every walk of life.
We should be aware of social evils such as poverty, pandemic, unemployment, illiteracy, global warming, inequality, etc. Other than celebrating the national glory and recalling the achievements of our motherland, we should also take a pledge to eradicate the social evils from our society namely social discrimination which is the big hurdle in the way of our country’s progress.
I extend congratulations to all the colleagues of PTU, especially the earlier Principals for having ably turned this university from an engineering college into a university that caters for all the needs of the intellectuals and professionals. PTU university should act as a bridge between the ivory towers and the mundane world, between the factories of knowledge and the consuming world.
The role of PTU university in Puducherry Union Territory is immense. I strongly believe that it should not follow the elitist tradition of pursuing knowledge for its own sake, but must tackle the problems that are facing the citizens of our country and contribute to their solution.
It should be a people’s university in the sense that it reflects the needs and priorities of its people. It should not be a pale reflection of alien universities. Its projects must be attuned to the national mood and needs if they are to be appreciated by the people. With this firm belief and in this view, I wish all of you a great Republic Day. We all should take an oath to maintain the sovereignty of our nation as well as our university. This sovereignty is priceless.
Also in the same spirit, dear friends, I would like to invite you to work in a unison to make our PTU as the world class university before too much time elapses. We have been little lethargic in our activities over the last 10 years and it is the right time that we wake up and compensate for the losses made and all of us to determine to take PTU to greater heights in terms of accreditation and ranking.
May I conclude my speech by quoting the remarks of the great Chinese thinker and philosopher Mao Tsetung for the students present here today—
“The World is yours, as well as ours, but in the recent analysis, it is yours. You young people, full of vigor and vitality, are in the bloom of life, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Our hope is placed on you.”
On our nation’s 73rd Republic Day, let us remember the golden heritage of our country and feel proud to be a part of India.
Once again, wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day 2022!
With these humble words, I bow my head to the flag with the words
“Jai Hind, Jai Bharat”.