Dr.Chettiar's Correspondence

Letter from Collen Nye

Collen Nye 


       18th, April,1948

Dear Dr. Alagappa Chettiar,

I wrote to you on the 18th January asking you if you would very kindly send me your plans for your Sub- Committee of the Madras Provincial Welfare Fund of which you are Chairman, so that they might be included in the annual report to be read at the meeting on January 31st.

That meeting was, as you know, postponed owing to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. It is now to be held on the 30th April at 6.15 p.m. and Her Excellency the Countess Mountbatten has agreed to attend and address the meeting.

I hope that as three months have elapsed since our talk, you will now be able to give me your plans in their final form. I do hope that you w ll find this possible as I must tell you quite frankly that I am very disappointed that we have not been able to achieve more in the way of personal donations, and I know that you share my wish to do what we can in this direction. I found your ideas and suggestions very encouraging and do hope that you will be able to implement them now.

Yours sincerely,


Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar
61, Lawder's Gate Road,