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Professor Volunteers His Teaching Skills

Rama039For two weeks beginning on August 17, Dr. P. Rama Ramalingam taught English to students in VI through X standards. During that time, students learned many things about the education system in the USA compared to that of India. When conversing with sponsored students, he learned that many of their parents are illiterate day laborers and that some of the girl students represent the first generation to receive an education.

Raised in a village near Tiruvannamalai, Ramalingam graduated from the University of Madras with a B.E. and received a M.S. and Ph.D. from a university certified by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). In 1970, he became a professor emeritus of technology and operations at California State Polytechnic University/Pomona in the United States where he was later named Outstanding University Professor. In 1982, he became a professor of operations and management, which required his working with institutions in Canada, Germany and Japan. Currently, he is president of Global Business Development Institute (GBDI) and has chaired its international conferences.

During a school function on August 20, Ramalingam gave an inspiration talk about self-confidence citing a true story about a village boy, who lives near Vellore. Even though the boy’s family was very poor, he succeeded to work for the Indian Administration Service. After his talk, Ramalingam awarded prizes to the student winners of the elocution competition. Then, the students presented a cultural program in his honor. Before leaving, he made a commitment to sponsor more students and offer his assistance in the school building construction. Everyone thanked him for his visit and support.
August NewsVinayakar Chadhurthi Celebration in the Free Hostel

On August 23, Vinayagar Chadhurthi was celebrated in the hostel. On that day, hostel students together with several teachers gathered in the hostel and worshiped Lord Ganesha offering Him fruits and Kottai Kozhukattai (boiled pea nuts and rice flour cookies). After the teachers and students sang devotional songs, Prasadham of Kottai Kozhukattai was distributed. Whenever any new work is begun, Lord Ganesha is worshipped.

Children Offer Their Sympathy

On August 25, teachers, administrators and students of the school, along with visiting volunteer Dr. Rama Ramalingan, expressed their condolence to the passing of Dr. Ram Desai from USA last week. He was a retired political science professor at Buffalo University in New York. School Correspondent Karunanithi recollected his visit to the school and his support to the students sponsorship program. Two minutes of silence were observed with prayers that his soul would rest on the feet of Arunachala.

Dr Rama Ramalingan
Children Offer Sympathy
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