letter to K.P.S Menon

Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar 

'Krishna Vilas"
Vepery, Madras 7.

       8th march 57

Mr. K.P.S.

I thank you very much for your kind letter of February 28, congratulating me on the award of Padmabhushan by our revered President. I am happy that friends like you are feeling genuinely happy over this award. I am grateful to Providence for whatever is given to me.

I have great pleasure in enclosing an invitation for the Foundation-Tablet ceremony for the Allagappanagar Polytechnic to be performed by the Governor of Kerala. This institution was inaugurated by Sri. P.S. Rau last year with Civil Engineering and is located alongside my textile mills in Kerala. I am happy to state that the Government of India have sanctioned Mechanical and Electrical to this Polytechnic from the next academic year. My Educational Trust is naturally proceeding ahead with the building programme to house the equipment and the lecture classes of the Polytechnic. The Second Five Year Plan needs both Degree Graduates and Diploma holders in the Engineering line for its proper fulfilment; and hence, it is my privilege to start this Polytechnic apart from .the Engineering College and the other Polytechnic at Karaikudi, both of which were inaugurated by our revered President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. I shall be grateful for your good wishes and a short message which can be read on the occasion.

My health continues to be what it was with very slight improvement which permits me to be in a wheeled chair for a couple of hours every day. God is great in that thought one- finds the greatest happiness.

With kindest regards to Mrs. Menon and yourself,

Yours sincerely

Sd.. RM.Alagappa Chettiar

Sri K.P.S. Menon, ICS,
Ambassador of India in Russia.
Camp: Trivandrum.