August 16, 2003 

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Prof.M.R.Sahrudayan Thampi, S.N.College, Chempazhanthy, Thiruvananthapuram

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4 years ago, when Prof.M.R.Sahrudayan Thampi was about to assume charge as Principal of S.N.College, Chempazhanthy, Thiruvananthapuram, his benefactors advised him against the move.  Their concern was genuine.  The college was then notorious for its student unrest and violence.

But Thampy who had worked there in various capacities during part of his 24-year teaching career was ready for the challenge.  And now after 4 years, on the eve of his retirement, he has reason to be satisfied with transforming the college into one of the best under Kerala University.  His effort not only put an end to student unrest but also converted them into those capable of achieving anything positive, be it the National Service Scheme (NSS) or sports or agriculture.

Under him the NSS unit became one of the best in the State.  For the last 3 years, the college is the winner of best volunteer award.  And last year it won the best unit and best programme officer awards also.

He took initiative to encourage the NCC cadets in vegetable cultivation.  Those who came to grace the public function in connection with the harvest were all praise for the transformation of students from applying sickle to the neck of adversaries to applying it to the ripe vegetables.

Even in sports there was an upsurge of enthusiasm under his leadership. Today the students are ever ready for blood donation instead of trying to shed it from their opponents.

The completion of auditorium and compound wall adds to the other achievements of the Principal during the period.  However, Prof. Thampy, who is the grandson of poet Muloor, is ready to acknowledge the contribution of students, staff, parents and the management in this transformation of the college.



Courtesy: V.Dattan, Kerala Kaumudi, May 30, 2003  

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