SRI.SI.PA.ADITANAR founder of AEI, was born in Kayamozhi on 27 Sept 1907. In 1934, as a Barrister, he visited Singapore to practice law and earn the investment for his journalistic career. In 1948 he commenced THE DAILY THANTHI and revolutionized the field of journalism and created a far-reaching impact on society. In the political arena too, Sri.Si.Pa.Aditanar adorned the Tamilnadu Assembly speaker post in 1967 and later in 1969 assumed charge as a Minister for Co-operation and Agriculture. He established AEI in 1962, to uplift the rural masses by providing quality higher education in Arts, Science, Physical Education, Teacher Education, Engineering, Management & Paramedical science, etc. which are usually available in urban cities. He passed away on 24 May 1981.
PADMASHRI Dr.B.SIVANTHI ADITYAN was a multifaceted personality with each facet representing the peak of achievement in different fields. He was a sportsman and sports administrator par excellence. He had been the President of the Indian Olympic Association for almost 10 years, held office in several International sports bodies. He was awarded the Olympic Order of Merit by the International Olympic Committee for his services rendered for the development of sports and education.
He was a renowned industrialist, a newspaper baron of high repute, a dedicated educationalist, and a quiet, unassuming philanthropist. He had been accorded the single honor of being appointed as the Sheriff of Madras for two consecutive terms.
He was the Director of THE DAILY THANTHI and had rendered distinguished service to the Tamil language. He made an outstanding contribution in the field of education in the state. He established temples of learning in remote and inaccessible areas of the state.
Today, thousands of young students who study in these institutions are living testimony to his commitment and dedication. In recognition of his service in the field of education, he was conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Madurai-Kamaraj University, Annamalai University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, University of Madras & Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University.
He was honored with the award of Padma Shri by the Central Government in 2009. PADMA SHRI Dr. B. SIVANTHI ADITYAN served in the Senate and Syndicate of four Universities, namely, Madurai-Kamaraj University, Annamalai University, Bharathidasan University & the University of Madras. He was also appointed as a member of the Planning Board of the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
Ø Olympic Order of Merit by the International Olympic Committee in 1995
Ø Gold Medal by International Volley Ball Federation for his contribution to Volley Ball in India.
Ø Sports and Study Award by the International Olympic Committee in 1987
Ø ‘OCA Merit Award’ on 14.11.2010 by Asian Olympic Council
Ø ‘Shironmani’ Award in 1990
Ø ‘Vijayashree’ Award in 1990
Ø ‘Padmashri’ Award by the Government of India in 2009
SRI. S. BALASUBRAMANIAN ADITYAN is the Chairman of Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Aditanar College of Arts & Science, Govindammal Aditanar College for Women, Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Education, Padma Shri Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar College of Nursing, Dr.Sivanthi Aditanar Teacher Training Institute, Sivanthi Academy & Sivanthi Matriculation School.
He serves as the Director of Daily Thanthi, Daily Thanthi Private Limited, Educational Trustee Company P Limited, Metronation Chennai Television P Ltd, which owns Thanthi TV, India Cabs Pvt Limited, Gay Travels Pvt Limited, Rani Weekly Pvt Ltd., Subasri Reality Pvt Limited, Sivanthi Farms Pvt Limited, Rukmani Publications P Limited, Indian Newspaper Society, India Cements Limited. He is the advisor of Malar Publications Pvt Ltd which owns Maalai Malar, Evening Tamil Daily, AMN TV, Hello FM, and Rani Printers.
He served as the Executive Director of Maalai Malar in 1990 and was solely responsible for the innovations and new concepts, enhancing the quality of content, Design, Layout and finally made Maalai Malar as the No.1 Eveninger in India.
Education has for its object the formation of character. The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. This was the basis behind the creation of Aditanar College of Arts and Science in Tiruchendur in 1965 by my grandfather, the visionary, Sri. Si. Pa. Aditanar, when the youth of this hamlet had nowhere to go to educate themselves on account of their educational and economic backwardness.
As the formation of character is the soul of education and making the youth to imbibe human values is the primary objective this institution was started providing “Free Education” where money has no role to play. As free education should not result in dilution of standards, Quality education was provided right from the inception of this college with a faculty dedicated to the cause of education.
With a single-minded devotion they burnt the midnight oil to educate the rural youth, most of whom were first-generation learners, to develop the 3Hs-the Head, the Heart, and the Hand. With a magnificent infrastructure amidst natural surroundings, Aditanar College has been steadily producing honest Bureaucrats, selfless Administrators, highly learned Professors, Scientists, committed Bank Officers, and extraordinary Sportsmen – all of them serving the society with absolute honesty and selflessness.
I feel very strongly that you should make use of this opportunity and educate yourself in the real sense of the term.
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