Honourable Minister for HRD, Govt of India, Shri. Prakash Javadekar releasing an Education Policy document at the 90th anniversary celebration of PSG Institutions with the Managing Trustee Shri R Gopalakrishnan, Former Managing Trustee, Shri G R Karthikeyan and Dr. P Radhakrishnan
Honourable Minister for HRD, Govt of India, Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing at the 90th anniversary celebration of PSG Institutions.
Coimbatore is today what it is simply because one family chose to redefine charity – long before what corporate social responsibility became a fad.
The constitution of PSG & Sons Charities with a Fifth brother made it a living entity per se and then what happened is history. Starting with a school in Sarva Jana – meaning for all people to scaling the best of education across disciplines today, PSG stands as a pinnacle of how education can transform a city, a state and a country.
The impact of PSG spans across the life time of an individual if you can trace it from the Childrens School to the institutions that churn out Doctoral students across disciplines in art, engineering, medicine and everything you can ever imagine.
It is only a fitting tribute that the Minister of HRD, Govt of India is present for such an august occasion.
In his address, Shri Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee took us through what PSG is today and how PSG is planning to celebrate this year.
“Today we have student strength of 5000 studying in various PSG Schools and 25500 students in various higher education institutions of PSG. Our main focus is to provide education and health services to socially and economically weaker sections without any bias on the basis of caste, creed and religion.”
“I am very happy to mention that PSG has hosted several luminaries in the past like Nobel laureates, Presidents of our country, Prime Minister and Governors.”
“During the 90th year celebrations, PSG Trust has taken up many new programmes. I would like to mention a few. One of them is the Cochlear implantation scheme for the children below 6 years at the cost of Rs.8 lakhs supported by The Chief Minister Relief Fund of Government of Tamilnadu under which 45 children have been benefitted. Centre for brain stem transplant has been established during this year. PSG Hospitals has the state of the art facilities with 1200 beds with several super specialty. PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research offers under graduate and and 23 post graduate programmes.”
“We have held several programs to celebrate the 9 decades of PSG & Sons’ Charities. Dr.David Gross, Nobel Laureate delivered one of the distinguished lecture series as part of the 90th year celebrations.”
“PSG Institutions are fortunate to have more than 3 lakh alumni spread across India and all over the world who have distinguished themselves in several fields of endeavour. Five of our alumni are recognized by the Government of India by conferring Padma Awards including Sri Shiv Nadar who was honoured with Padma Bhusan. In our contribution for the growth of higher education 22 of our alumni has become Vice Chancellors of various universities in India and more than 125 have become Principal of various engineering, management and arts & science colleges. PSG was instrumental in industrial development of this region by encouraging more of our alumni to start industries. Today we are proud to say that more than 25000 alumni have become entrepreneurs. We are happy to inform you that three of our alumni are currently members of Parliament including Shri Y S Chowdhury Minister of State – Science & Technology. Recently, they have come forward to establish alumni foundation to support several activities including setting up a science and technology museum.”
We at YourCoimbatore.com are sure PSG will have a grand centenary celebrations in the next 10 years, that will mark the definitive era of education in this part of the country.