Feb 10, 2008


“Entertaining the crowd is not that tough but speaking sense is what matters the most…,” director-cum-actor Cheran spoke sense reflecting his reel image in every single action of his.

The three time national award winner was speaking at a function to distribute laptops to students of Raja College of Engineering and Technology here.

Reminiscing the days he spent at Industrial Training Institute, he urged the students to set a goal for themselves and go heart out to achieve it come what may.

“Don’t forget your roots. For, they will keep you grounded,” he exhorted. Expressing concern over the craze for courses in information technology, he said that people had became so self-centred that they dreamt of constructing their own house, car and other facilities forgetting the necessity to raise crops to feed them.

“Farming activity is not only a profession but a necessity. Many farmers have lost interest in agriculture and are migrating to urban centres looking for greener pastures. Under these circumstances it becomes imperative for people to create an awakening among the public on declining farm activities. As a son of the soil, I have started to practise what I preach in my life,” he said.

Relying on simplicity, Cheran said: “What I am now is an outcome of 15 years of struggle.” He urged them to spare a thought for the society, which had contributed a lot to their development. “What are you going to do for your society? Design your life in such a way that you can contribute something to the welfare of the society.”

He was very particular to note that the real taste of success could not be felt unless the society to which a person belonged to acknowledge the effort. “A person will be remembered as a thinker only when his society benefits from his or her contribution,” was his parting shot.

The college management arranged for distribution of 600 laptops in easy repayment options for the students. G. Nagarajan, college chairman and S.M. Sekkilar, Principal, were present.

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