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Pranams to his Holiness and his Excellency. Good afternoon to you all.

I am immensely happy today for having been given this opportunity to present to the people of Kolar and to the student community, our beloved Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, our former President of India. But for us he is always a present president to guide our youth all along like a shining north star .in line with the theme vision 2020 The Kalam way. We at CBIT have set a goal to provide basic education from LKG to professional degrees in this campus which would cater to the rural masses stressing mainly on the girl child. This year being celebrated as the international year of chemistry to shower our tributes to Madam Curie for having invented the radium, without this progress in medical field for diagnosis and cure to the patients would have been difficult and to Sir Rutherford for having discovered the structure of the atom and the nucleus at the core of the atom. It is hundred years since these two events took place. Today is also been celebrated as centenary day of National Anthem Jana Gana Mana. we pay our tributes to Noble laureate ,poet and philosopher sri. Rabindranath tagore for having dedicated the National Anthem to our country. This day the 27th-Dec- 2011 will be a hall mark in the history of Kolar , especially CBIT,since Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam would be leaving a permanent imprint in the hearts of people. We are proud and honoured to have you in our college, Sir. This has been a dream come true for us in CBIT. This dream has been fulfilled with the benign blessings of you, Swamiji. CHINNADANTHA MANUSHYA NAMMA CHINNADA NAADINALLI People of Kolar are blessed with your divine feet to have touched the golden soil of our district and the radiant divine spirit you carry with you to be spread all over and ignite the young minds who are waiting with bated breath . Kolar has now in reality become a golden land. Kolar is famous for the production of Silk, milk and gold. Above these, we also produce the best administrative officers and I am proud to announce that Kolar has produced maximum number of KAS and IAS officers and other great people in various fields like, poets- Masthi Venkatesha Iyengar, D.V Gundappa. Eminent

jurists like R.N. Byrareddy, Justice Venkatachalaiah and Justice Rajendra Babu, great visionaries like Infosys Narayana Murthy and C.N.R. Rao. We have pride in saying that the first Chief Minister of Karnataka K.C. Reddy hailed from Kolar. We are all grateful to you, Sir, for having accepted our invitation and to have graced this occasion. We whole heartedly extend a warm welcome to you, sir. His holiness Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji , is present here on behalf of Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji of Adichunchanagiri Mutt. His blessings have been a constant encouragement to us. It was his sincere efforts which has made this event possible. We are forever indebted to you, Swamiji. For having gifted us Dr.Abdul kalam this evening. I extend heart full welcome to you. I welcome our chief guest of this evening Sri. Maheshappa the VC of VTU. Who is doing his best in improving the quality of the works in the university. I also welcome our mentor and dynamic leader of Kolar district ,Sri. K .Srinivasa gowda, who was former agricultural minister , Govt. of Karnataka and who is the present chair man of IFFCO-TOKYO . I extend my warm welcome to my colleague Sri. V. Krishna Reddy, the secretary of CBIT, who has joined hands with me in achieving our goal of vision 2020. A special welcome to the students community of all schools and colleges for having gathered in huge numbers to utilize this golden opportunity . I welcome the staff and students of CBIT, BTI and Mahathma Vidhyalaya . I welcome each and all once again. I sincerely request each student personally to take every golden word of Sri. Kalamji to heart, and follow his foot steps so that many more visionaries like him would rise among you and make a great nation, because The greatness of a nation lies in the greatness of its people. THANK YOU