I tender the heart-felt thanks of the members of the Elementary Education Committee
including myself for the pleasant half an hour that you so kindly spared for us, including
your refreshing and vigorous thoughts on that subject. It was indeed an exciting thing for
us. to hear the words of one of your age and eminence on Elementary Education, that is,
for kids of 5 and above. You have by your remarkable determination and devotion marked out
a new chapter in your life which should be most encouraging and inspiring to every one who
cares or who is privileged to read it. Kindly accept our sincerest thanks.
I must tender for the second time my sincere thanks for the very delightful dinner that
you gave me that night in the presence of your young nephew Mr. Krishnamurthi and his
wife. More than the dinner, naturally I enjoyed your company and precise thoughts and
plans for the future. As far as you are concerned, though you have been telling me that
you have come to the end of your life, you have a real heroic manner of planning for the
future because what in fact you plan in not merely for yourself but for the entire
country. Only people who know you and your work can really properly admire the great asset
the country possesses in you.
I cannot close my letter better than by repeating my request to you that I made that
night, i.e. you should kindly so arrange as to be away for a few hours from Bangalore at
Karaikudi to visit my various institutions and particularly the Engineering College.
Arrangements have been made to take you from Bangalore by plane on the 23rd June morning
arriving at Chettinad airport within an hour or so. You spend a few hours with the
students and the staff and, what is more, with me and, later in the evening to get back to
Bangalore by plane about 50' clock. I have conveyed all details to Mr. Krishnamurthi. I
shall get into touch with him further with regard to this little but devoted plan of mine.