The annual academic prize distribution function of the SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce ,was held at the College campus, Sion. The former executive director of Tata Sons and noted author Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan presented the awards to more than 120 student who had excelled in various university examinations held in 2019, and to 21 teaching and non teaching staff and research scholars.
Dr. Uma Shankar, principal of the College , welcoming the guest said the college every year recognizes and awards the students who had performed creditably in college and university examinations. The college also felicitated the teaching and non teaching staff who had completed 25 years of service in the college.
Mr. Gopalakrishnan who was also a Corporate advisor spoke about his tryst with a subject like Philosophy and his special interest in Vedānta . He recalled his personal experience in Jeddah where he was posted as the Chairman of Unilever Arabia. He said his patience and tolerance helped him to fulfill with ease the demanding requirements of the law of the land. He said he had tremendous respect towards the existing faith and customs of the land . Mr. Gopalakrishnan emphasised on two qualities most essential in every youth today- empathy and tolerance.