55 MA College alumni in Chandrayaan mission honored


Fifty-five alumni of Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, all distinguished scientists who are part of the Chandrayaan lunar mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation, were honored at a get-together by the college association in a colorful function on Saturday at the college indoor stadium.

Part of the distinguished group that was honored was Vikram Sarabhai Space Center Director S. Unnikrishnan. He said that the ISRO atmosphere was like the Amazon forests where everyone could grow. He underlined that ISRO’s success was the result of teamwork. “We should be able to study from our surroundings,” he was cited as saying in a statement issued here.

It was possible to solve any big problem if it could be divided into small parts, Dr. Unnikrishnan said, as he pointed out that this lesson was learned from a Kani tribe Mooppan in Agastya hills. He thanked his teachers and expressed his indebtedness to Mar Athanasius College.

Justice Deven Ramachandran, Judge, Kerala High Court was the Chief Guest. Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, VSSC and other important dignitaries of ISRO who are our alumni were present. Congratulations to the eminent alumni and Mar Athanasius College of Engineering.

The get-together was organized at the Baselios Paulose Indoor Stadium on Saturday. Mar Athanasius College Association secretary Winny Varghese presided at the meeting. Judge of Kerala High Court Devan Ramachandran inaugurated the meeting. College Association chairman Mathew Mar Aphrem delivered the benedictory address.

The 55 alumni of the college, who were part of the lunar mission and their teachers were honored during the meeting. The group of past students included those who passed out from the college between 1985 and 2017 and included mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication engineers. VSSC group director Annie Philip, former Principal J. Isaac, CN Paulose, Principal Boss Mathew Jose, and college alumni association secretary Jees Paul were among those who spoke at the occasion.


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