Women are second to none: Mr.Thyagu Valliappa at Sona Medical College Women’s Day Function
Hailing women as inherently multi-tasking persons easily adapting to varying roles as mothers, daughters, teachers, entrepreneurs and managers, Mr Thyagu, Managing Trustee, Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga and Vice Chairman, Sona College of Technology, said, “women are second to none.”
Delivering a thought stimulating speech at the International Women’s Day function at Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga on March 9, 2010, Mr.Thyagu Valliappa said, Sona Group has been championing women education for the last fifty years. He recalled that way back in 1976 it was Sona Group’s Thiagarajar Polytechnic (TPT)which was first to enroll women students among the technical education institutions.
“In 45 years the focus had remained unchanged with TPT having 30 percent girl students, Sona College of Technology – 44 percent, Sona College of Arts and Science – 73 percent and Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga – 87 percent. It is hence natural for Sona Group of Institutions to celebrate women’s day”, he said.
He further said, “Education is the key change factor in rapid transformations taking place in society and in building communities over the 30 to 40 years before independence when women education was only around 38 to 40 percent. But in the post-independence period 100 percent literacy rate among women has been achieved in primary education,” he said.
Mr.Thyagu spoke about the calendar of events for the next fifty days. He wanted the events to continue throughout the period suggesting that intercollegiate quiz programmes in Naturopathy and other subjects among the 1st year students of the Naturopathy colleges.
Stating that this was the first women’s day function of the Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga, he wanted to have atleast five big achievements by women of the college by the next year celebration. Madam Seetha Thyagu, Trustee and Dr.S.Madankumar, Principal spoke inspiringly at the function.