Our CEO Dr. Thiru and I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Madras Christian College Alumni Association, Madras Chapter Meeting at the Anna University Alumni Club at Boat Club Road on Saturday, 5th June 2010. The event was fun filled what with so many ex MCCians filling up the hall with their youthful presence and bonhomie. The highlight of the meeting was former MCCian Mr. R. Velu (Hon’ble Ex.Minister of State for Railways) having graced the occasion and also speaking on ‘The Turnaround of the Indian Railways’.
Mr.Velu graduated from MCC in 1963 and he was a Heberian. After a long innings in the civil service he stood and won the Lok Sabha Elections in 2004. He became the Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways in 2004 and continued till 2009. This period is known as the Golden Era of the Indian Railways. B school students from world over came to hear him tell the story of The Turnaround of the Indian Railways.
We had the privilege of inviting this legend to future Ascenders Occasions and he kindly consented to the same.