In Pics: Annamalai University alumni pledges 1,000 hours of community service

On Sunday, January 6, members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA) pledged to contribute 1,000 hours of community service in 2019 and 2020 with the People’s Association Integration Council.

Held in conjunction with the AAA 20th anniversary celebrations, the event was graced by Guest of Honour, Minister for Communications and Information Mr S. Iswaran. Achored by well-known local artist and host G T Mani, it was an engaging evening of dialogues with the Minister.

AAA Vice President Rajesh Sundararaman said, “We have been giving back to the society for a long time. Since this is a special year, we have introduced greater structure and committed 1000 hours towards the community effort.”

Annamalai University is a highly acclaimed Indian university based in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. Since its establishment on January 1, 1929, the university has produced top talents who went on to excel in various fields across the globe. More than 750 alumni members of Annamalai University now call Singapore their home and have been actively contributing to the community through AAA, since its launch in 1998.

Connected to India brings you some snapshots of the ceremony.

Members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA) pledged 1,000 hours of voluntary community service with the People’s Association Integration Council. Photo: Connected to India
Members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA) pledged 1,000 hours of voluntary community service with the People’s Association Integration Council. Photo: Connected to India
Minister for Communications and Information Mr S. Iswaran was the Guest of Honour at the oath-taking ceremony. Photo: Connected to India
Minister for Communications and Information Mr S. Iswaran was the Guest of Honour at the oath-taking ceremony. Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
At the dialogue session after the oath taking ceremony, Minister S Iswaran addressed concerns and took questions from the floor regarding the challenges that the digital age will bring. Photo: Connected to India
At the dialogue session after the oath taking ceremony, Minister S Iswaran addressed concerns and took questions from the floor regarding the challenges that the digital age will bring. Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
The oath-taking ceremony was anchored by well-known local artist and host G T Mani, who kept audience entertained throughout the evening. Photo: Connected to India
The oath-taking ceremony was anchored by well-known local artist and host G T Mani, who kept audience entertained throughout the evening. Photo: Connected to India
Former Nominated Member of Parliament R. Dhinakaran & Chairman of Tamil Language Council R. Rajaram with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Former Nominated Member of Parliament R. Dhinakaran & Chairman of Tamil Language Council R. Rajaram with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
Community leaders of Singapore with members of the Annamalai University Alumni Association (AAA). Photo: Connected to India
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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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