I understand that the College of Men has faced its fair share of challenges over the years. The lack of an auditorium is a paramount issue that needs to be addressed. Despite the efforts of the current administration and the SRC, the college still lacks a proper gathering space.
It is disheartening to hear that the management had to convert a workshop building into a makeshift assembly hall due to the lack of a proper facility. Additionally, the presence of technical machinery in the old assembly hall poses a significant challenge during mass gatherings, especially during exam periods when two-year groups need to write simultaneously.
I want to acknowledge the conscious efforts of the college administration in seeking a remedy to this situation. However, their efforts alone may not be enough. We need the support of all stakeholders, including corporate bodies, individuals, philanthropists, NGOs, and alumni, whom we affectionately refer to as the “Elderly Gentlemen.”
As we anticipate the arrival of three-year groups on campus next academic year, the need for lecture halls and hostels becomes even more pressing. It is crucial that the two GETFUND hostels, one nearing completion and the other awaiting furnishing, are finished as soon as possible.
I urge you all to join me in calling upon the government and other stakeholders to assist us in building an ultra-modern auditorium. We also need the continuous support of alumni, as your contributions can make a significant difference.
In closing, I commend the current administration for their collaborative efforts with previous SRCs in making the college what it is today. I am inspired by the wise words of Socrates: “The secret to change is to focus all your energy not on fighting things of the old but on building the new.” Let us all develop a positive attitude and work together to create a haven within our dear college.