Dear Mr. Devarajulu,
I have already written to you about the happy date,
i.e. 5th February 55 when our Chief Minister, Sri
Kamaraj Nadar has agreed to declare open the Engineering College Hostel which I have decided to name after your father, Sri G. Kuppusami Naidu of revered
memory. You have also very kindly acknowledged my letter and expressed your willingness to be present on the occasion.
I am writing this letter just to confirm what I have
already written to you and to further request you
that you will kindly arrange to bring with you your
brother, Mr. Sundaram, close relations and intimate.
friends. If you can possibly persuade your uncle
and he can find it convenient to come, it will give
me the greatest pleasure.
The actual timing of the function has not yet been
fixed, but I would request you to so arrange your
programme as to arrive, all of you, on the 5th
morning by train or by car according to your convenience.
While on this subject I wish to bring to your information another happy occurrence that is to take
place on the 6th February in my College Campus, Sri
A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar, who is also a Trustee of
our College Trust has very kindly agreed to donate a
sum of Rs.2 lakhs and over, being the half cost of
an Assembly Hall to be constructed to accommodate
two thousand students (the strength of all our
colleges and members of staff) in our College
Campus. The hall is being named after his father,
Sri A.M. Murugappa Chettiar who was a valued friend
of mine and a great leader of our community. The
foundation-stone for this building is being laid by
Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar (who, incidentally is also
the Chairman of TI Cycles, the big industrial
concern of A.M.M.) on 6th February. Since this
function is coming off immediately after the
function on the 5th with which your family is so
intimately associated, I request you and your
brother to so arrange your programme as to stay on
for the 6th February at Karaikudi for this function
as well. Incidentally I may inform you that the 5th
February is a Saturday, and 6th, a Sunday, so I
trust you will be able to absent yourself from head-
quarters with minor inconvenience.
Looking forward to the 5th February and with best