SRM University celebrated their Founder’s Day this year on the 24th of August with Yuva ’17, a day full of cultural events, and a commendable and successful attempt at the Guinness World Record for the Maximum Signatures for noble cause on a Whiteboard.
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. S. Thilagar, Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, who inaugurated the Guinness attempt with his words of wisdom and the first signature on the whiteboard. The Cultural events saw a vibrant display of Music, Dance, Drama, Literary and other talents. There was also a cake cutting by our honorable Chancellor.
The theme for the World Record was ‘Ushering in India 2.0 – Smarter, Greener, Healthier’. SRM University set the new record at 3135 signatures. The students plan to take forward this initiative, under the guidance of their faculty, and adopt villages under the project ‘Uzhavu 2.0’. The villages would see the students working to enhance their lifestyle, sanitation and health standards, and introduce them to new technologies and marketing techniques to proliferate profits and reduce farmer suicides. In the campus itself, they will bring in changes to lead by example and make all students aware of the needs of today’s India.