Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) a socio-cultural organisation of Technopark
employees celebrated 69 years of Indian Independence and Raksha Bandhan on
Aug 18 th , 2016, at the Travancore Hall, Technopark. Prof. Richard Hay, Hon
Member of Parliament, was the Chief Guest for the day. Technopark CEO
Hrishikesh Nair was also present on the occasion.
Prof. Richard Hay, the key note speaker of the event shared some of the initiatives
put forward by Central Government to empower the poor people. While
addressing the large gathering of techies, he added that now we are in an era of
development and stressed the need for patriotic fervor to take the country to new
heights of development. He quoted Swami Vivekananda as a great saint who had
tremendous faith in the youth of this country. Mentioning about his Campus
connect initiatives to exchange ideas with the students and how young minds can
find solutions to some of the burning problems, he urged the techies to come up
with solutions for the issues faced by public in our country. He also spoke on how
Raksha bandhan festival conveys the message of universal sisterhood and
brotherhood, trust and respect for each other. During the address, he appreciated
the social commitment of VSC and encouraged VSC team to continue with the
various green initiatives and social activities in and around Technopark. Mr.
Hrishikesh Nair, Technopark CEO, also spoke on the occasion.
Followed by a silent prayer to pay respects to the heroes who sacrificed their lives
for our country, techies tied rakhis and exchanged sweets.
During the function, Team VSC handed over a memorandum to Prof. Richard Hay
requesting help for construction of toilets under the Swachh Bharath mission, in
Agasthya Bala Samskaara Kendram, Kuttichal, Thiruvananthapuram, a school for
the tribal children run by Seva Bharati and affiliated to Bharathiya Vidyaniketan.
The function was presided by Murali Krishnan (EY), Jayakrishnan (Flytxt) voiced
the welcome speech and Gireesh Chandran (Tata Elxsi), President – VSC, conveyed
the Vote of Thanks.