Dear Dr. Alagappa Chettiar,
Thank you very much for
your greetings for the New Year.
I have received your letter
as well as your telegram. It would have given me great pleasure to come down to preside
over the College Day of the Alagappa College for Women, but, as I mentioned in my earlier
letter to you, it is not possible for me to undertake such a long trip for just one
function. Moreover, my tour programmes are now in the hands of the Secretary of the AICC,
who rightly feels that since I have been to the South recently I should now concentrate on
the North for a while.
I hope you will excuse me.
With all good wishes.