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Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam (Chief Minister, Madras and chief guest) presents a trophy to a representative of Saraswathi Hostel on Sixth Institute Day in 1965

Institute Events , Students , Visiting VIPs

Institute Days in the 1960s were held to award prizes to students and staff who contributed to the Institute in various fields, including extra-curricular and academic fields. Chief guest Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam distributed prizes to the students for academic distinction (1963-1964) as well as for various competitions organised by the Institute Gymkhana in the fields of sports, literary and other extra-curricular activities. It is not known to us what prize was won by Saraswathi Hostel during this event. The student in this photograph is yet to be identified.

An identical photograph can be found in the Gourishankar Collection in Album 0268 under the ID: 001/0268/IMG_0148

Collection:
Central Photographic Section Collection
Album Name:
6th Institute Day
Photograph ID:
001/0025/IMG_0768_1
Album ID:
0025
Date:
4 April 1965
Place:
Open Air Theatre (OAT)
Photographer:
C. Gourishankar (1936-2002). A geologist by qualification, Gourishankar started his career as a photographer after working for many years with the Geological Survey of India. In everything that he did, Gourishankar strove to achieve flawlessness and impeccable quality. Thus his photography too was characterised by this drive for perfection. Every photograph that Gourishankar took was meticulously planned and shot and printed with diligence and patience. Gourishankar carried out most of the official photography at IIT Madras in the 1960s.
Event:
Sixth Institute Day

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