Sunday, October 31, 2010

Award to Prof.Sadagopan by Rotary Club and Excellent Speech from him.

It is another feather in Prof.Sadagopan’s cap. Yes, On 31-10-10 our honorable Prof.Sadagopan received an award called “Vocational Excellence Service Award” by Rotary Club Bangalore. This award is given to a person who has done excellent work in his/her profession.
When Sachin Tendulkar was given “Player of the year” award.. I wonder “How can a player of the cricket forever be given a Player of the year award!!!” The same way a person who has been providing excellent service to the society for more than three decades is getting an award for service. Nevertheless it is my privilege to attend this function.
When I entered into the Trinity Isle hotel , just Prof.Sadagopan and Mrs. Chandra Sadagopan entered. Suddenly a set of people surrounded him. Prof started introducing people
1) Mr. Manish : IITK alumni , working in Infosys
2) Mr.Shobhu : Working in Oracle , Volunteer for many good non-profit organizations
3) Mr.Raghuram : Alumni of IIITB , Excellent photographer (GTNexus)
4) Prof.R L Kashyap : He was Professor of Prof.Sadagopan in Purdue university . the work from these two

and so many …
Rotarians talked about Rotary club. I was a Leo club secretary which is a child club of Lion. But here first time I have seen people from great background attending this function. Of course we know the reason !!.Then a lady read the biography of Prof (Citation) and it was pleasant to the ears.After some times our Prof started talking. The below speech may not be exactly the same what he has given but its interpretation of mine .. He has spoken great things in polite way .. we can not express politeness in words but he expressed in his speech !!
All italicized words are my comments!!

There are three excellent points covered in his speech


When he was in child hood, his school teacher “Srinivasa Iyengar” use to punish him if his handwriting was not good. This had helped him and still helping him a lot with respect to perfect writing. He said he writes article or letter without scratching and if it happens to scratch he writes the entire article from the beginning

Some of the achievements
1) He wrote his PhD thesis which has more than 100 pages without scratching.
2) He wrote an article to TOI in 19 minutes


When his Prof at Purdue university gave him two choices for the project work
1) PhD work in the existing project which was almost frozen but it would provide PhD in short time
2) PhD work – Prof.Sadagopan himself should come up with an idea but it would take time.
But Prof.Sadagopan, to our expectation he had chosen the 2nd one and completed the PhD in very short time
Prof.Sadagopan mentioned that Painting a great thing is always interesting and if we paint from clean slate is further more interesting.
Please note: Our Prof.Sadagopan completed his MS + PhD in 3 years.. 1976-79


In 1997-1998 there was a big revolution in the IT Sector, Government was in the phase of thinking about IIITs . That time our prof wrote an article regarding IIIT. Government asked him to take responsibility for Indian Institute of Information Technology.He has been leading an organization with great employees (Profs) and delivering good products (students - us ).

Lot more to tell in this because he has described the meeting with government officials well. I am unable to describe as how he did , so I left it. If you want to know more please call me #9008855227
He ended his speech in a royal way.


At the lunch session I spent quite a time with Mr.Millind , Rotarian Venki and so on.. every one talked about prof speech. Rajagopal was also with me but I missed Karthik.
I should always keep in mind if we quantify his personality and my personality
|his personality – My personality | is huge value.Prof.Sadagopan is the nucleus we are all electrons moving around him.
I know he would not like if we tell something great about him , but I generally blog what ever I feel.After this function I got motivation and wanted to work for reaching great heights.(Of course IIIT-B has given good learning practice.)

Overall the function was organized well and grandly by Rotary club
This is an unbiased blog . So I wrote this as a common man and not as a alumni of IIITB.



Sri Harsha said...

wow............nice work :)

Karthik.R said...

Hail Prof. Sadagopan!

Its unfortunate that I missed it :(

But thanks Jithu for briefing about the event!