The inauguration of the first year students of Sri Ramakrishna polytechnic college- vattamalaipalaiyam for the academic year 2018-19 was held on the college premises. The principal, Dr. B.L Shivakumar, extended a warm welcome to the fresher’s, their parents and all the invitees to the inauguration. Thiru R.Vijayakhumar, managing trustee, SNR Sons Charitable Trust, delivered the presidential address. Honorable chief guest Mr. G. Karthikeyan, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Coimbatore west, presented his thought provoking addressed to the students that life is like a roller coaster, there are so many ups and downs in life, and students should adapt themselves to the new environment. The twenty first century is challenging and also there are lots of opportunities. Students should update their knowledge. He advised the students to face every challenge in their life without fear, life is not a cake walk, we should be ready to face all the situations, and be focused on their goals. followed by this he distributed the prizes to the rank holders for the academic year 2017-18. Mr. A. Ebenezer Jeyakumar, Director, SNR Sons Charitable Trust felicitated the students.The function came to an end with the vote of thanks by Mrs. S. Devaki, sr. Lecturer/ chemistry.