The PG & Research Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur organized the blessing and inauguration of modernized UG and PG laboratories on 8th December, 2022. The occasion was marked by two scholarly lectures: Dr. J. Sudhakar, Group Director (GTRE), DRDO, Bengaluru delivered the first lecture on "Living a Life, You Love – A Scientist Perspective". Mr. Anoop Jaiswal, IPS (Retd. DGP) delivered the second lecture on "What is Science? Its Scope and its Limits". The sessions were filled with live demonstrations, explaining the basic physics concepts to the participants. The group photo of the alumni and guests were taken along with the III UG and PG Students.
During the inaugural ceremony Dr. A. Albert Irudayaraj, Head, Department of Physics, welcomed the gathering. The felicitation address was delivered by Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Rector and Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal respectively. The souvenir was released by Dr. J. Sudhakar, Group Director (GTRE), DRDO, Bengaluru. Two scholarships and one endowment fund were launched by the dignitaries. Mr. David Samikkannu Antuvan, the Chief Guest of the day and illustrious alumnus, launched Mr. David Samikkannu Antuvan's Physics Students' Scholarships. The 1989 Batch's Physics Students' Scholarships was launched on behalf of Alumni of the 1989 batch by Mr. C. Thirupathy and Mr. Arumugam. Dr. Albert Irudayaraj's Endowment Fund for organizing annual lectures/seminars was launched by Mr. Daniel Lawrence, Dr. A. Dhayal Raj, Dr. M. Jose, and Dr. S. A. Martin Britto Dhas, Assistant Professors, Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur. There were also two spot commitments to launch students' scholarships within three months by two of the alumni: Dr. Nagesh MBBS and Mr. K. Manivannan, Bargur. The chief guest Mr.David Samikkannu Antuvan, addressed the gathering and motivated the students. Rev.Dr. Theophil Anand, Vice Principal, Administration (Shift-I) felicitated the former Professors and Lab Assistants. All the Former Professors and Lab Assistants were remembered, called onto the stage, and felicitated with a shawl and memento. Rev. Dr. C. M. Varghese addressed the gathering on behalf of Former Principals, and Dr. S. Veeraraghavan spoke a few words on behalf of Former Professors and Lab Assistants. All the distinguished alumni were honoured on the stage, and Dr. S. Kalainathan, Senior Professor, VIT Vellore, spoke on their behalf of them. The 1989 batch alumni honoured all the former and present staff with a shawl and a gift. After a short video presentation about the department, the programme concluded with vote of thanks by Rev.Dr. Gandhi Kallarasan.
The renovated UG and PG Physics Laboratories were blessed following the inaugural ceremony. Rev. Dr. John Alexander prayed and conducted the blessing ceremony, followed by Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj cut the ribbon open for the UG Lab, the UG Computer Lab was by Mr. D. Gnanapragasam, the UG Dark Room was by Dr. A. Albert Irudayaraj, Mr. David Samikkannu Antuvan cut the ribbon open for the PG Lab, the PG General Lab was by Dr. S. Veeraraghavan, and Rev. Dr. K. A. Maria Arokiaraj the PG Dark Room respectively. About 30 alumni attended the programme. Refreshments and lunch were provided.