Date : 20 Oct 2021
The Chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) Swami Swaroopananda (Global Head of Chinmaya Mission) visited Vidya Pratishthanam, the site for the new University campus at Onakkoor, Ernakulam, on 20 October 2021. The project team welcomed him at the site office and provided a review of the progress of the ongoing work. They presented a brief video highlighting all the major activities including the bhoomi puja and land development works, among others.
Swami Swaroopananda took a comprehensive tour of the site and showed keen interest to understand the challenges of the ongoing work of the girls’ hostel, boys’ hostel and ongoing work for the academic block and the Annakshetra (dining hall). He was particularly delighted by the picturesque natural beauty all around, especially the view of the valley from the site of the hostels.
Addressing the project team comprising members from CVV, IMCM (project management consultants) and CRN (architects), he complimented their dedicated efforts and stressed the importance of completing the work in time and within the allocated budget. He also emphasised the importance of maintaining the best standards and practices thereby ensuring a superior finish since the buildings will be serving students and the community for many generations.
He invoked the blessings of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda on the entire team in fulfilling the mission of this prestigious project. Dr. Apparao Mukkamala (Managing Trustee, CVV Trust), Shri Unnikrishnan Menon (Project Director), Shri Shibu Narayanan (Associate Director), Shri N. M. Sundar (Executive Trustee, CVV Trust), Prof. Lakshminarayanan (Director-Organisation Development, CVV), as well as other team members and contractors accompanied Swami Swaroopananda during this highly inspiring and motivating site visit.