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Sunday, July 08, 2007
Memoirs - 1965 to 1971 Batch - Dr.Kulam
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Dr.Kulam (1965 to 1971 Batch) writes in

Moon Landing

From the beginning of June 1966 current girl’s residence was ours (boy’s) until the 2nd year
when we were relocated to the current men’s west-hostel, the east one was yet to be built. My father bought me a bicycle, so did most the boys, since the Anatomy Block drifted further away for a routine walking from the men’s hostel.

The year was 1969, I think it was around noon during a bright summer, TVMC has just re-opened. I and bunch of my friends were sitting in the parapet wall of the connecting walkway, west of the main stairs between northern and southern wings on the 1st floor, listening to a transistor radio. We were keen on listening to the very first “moon landing” – a live radio broadcast by Mr. Tamil Vanan of Ceylon, what is known now as Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. The astronaut was Neil Armstrong of USA, the landing brought us thrill, excitement and we screamed, whistled, jumped up and down like monkeys and of course we were all puffing Scissors.

It was cool to smoke then, not any more, especially in the Western Countries. I have quit smoking in the very early 80s, have stayed off since then.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Reunion of 1992 to 1998 Batch
The 1992 to 1998 Batch will be meeting in Tirunelveli on 7th July 2007 (07-07-07)

For Details, Contact Dr.Shanmugam - 98400 40031

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Photos of First Batch of our College - Courtesy Dr.Abdulkader Kulam



Dr.Abdulkader Kulam, an alumnus from the first batch of our college writes in
Dear Dr. Bruno:

I have done my best @ home scanning these precious photos.

Please let your readers know that these photos are “40+ years old” and withstood the ravage of time. In fact 1965 photo looks better than the 1967.

We started our First MBBS in St. Xavier’s College thus we missed girls in our 1965 photo, they studied in Sara Tucker College. From 1966 onwards we became co-educated at our current location and appeared together ever since.

Please acknowledge my name in your web pages under these photos because my living classmates and faculties may wonder who in the world preserved all these photos. They will certainly travel through their memory lanes if they come across your pages.

My name was K.M. Abdulkader, wears a bow tie 3rd from left, second row from top in 1965 photo. I am at 6th from the left, second row from the top in 1967 photo.

I will leave some history in your web pages what was our days like then once you publish these photos. I may send these two attachments separately in case of any difficulty.

Regards,
Abdulkader Kulam
The photos are given at the top of the post

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    This is Dr.Kulam again.

    During early years of our live in the men's hostel the water we were drinking from the tap was of a hard variety, with too much mineral contents I guess. Within few months of our moving into the hostel almost every one of us went through what we call an "acute urinary irritation", a severe pain during micturition.

    Soon we all learned, of course by trial and error, the best way to relive the symptom is to drink more of the same hard water which caused our symptoms. But when we drank more until we can not consume any more, it diuressed the heck out of our water balance and soon we will be relieved of our symptoms with in few hours.

     
  • At 3/29/2008 7:02 AM, Anonymous vpnagarajan said…

    It is nice to hear from Dr Kulam. I also belong to first batch.durig our 1st year at TVMC(2nd yr MBBS)my room mate was Dr.Kulam,along with Subramania Pillai. Most students did not have radio.No TV in the country, of course. Luckily our room mate Dr.Pillai had a transistor.We listened to his radio when Armstrong landed in ihe moon.
    V.P.Nagarajan,florida,US.TEL.352-596 7815

     
  • At 3/30/2014 5:51 AM, Anonymous Dr.Amaladason said…

    Dr.Kulam,
    Thanks for sharing the pics.

    Dr.Amaladason, Bangalore

     
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Sunday, July 01, 2007
Abdulkader Kulam, belonging to the first batch of TVMC
A message from an alumnus of the First Batch of our College
They called me "KULAM" then, year was 1965. Mr.Bakthavachalam of Congress Party was our Chief Minister, soon taken over by Mr.C.N. Annadurai of DMK.

I am Abdulkader Kulam, I belong to the first bactch of TVMC medical students, started our Ist MBBS in St.Xaviers College, Palayamkottai. It was Madras State then, we graduated under the University of Madras.

I am close to 60 years now, practicing in USA as an Anesthesiologist since I moved here to Chicago in 1976, just 4 years after my house surgency and stayed here ever since.

I passed my ECFMG in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in in 1975

In my treasure is a group photo of our very First MBBS 1965-1966 of Tirunelveli Medical College. I would love to publish it in your web pages of TVMC Alumni. Right now the picture is in pristine condition but I am afraid eventually nature will deteriorate it if I don't do something. I will try my best to upload the picture from here once if I can digitalize it.

If it fails I would like one of our Nellai Medico friends to come forward to takeover the charge. I will send it to you as long as you promise me to return it to me.


That was really a surprise for me
A doctors' day gift from the first batch......

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    TVMC logo, infact was contributed by our first batch of students. The grain over the medical symbol represents the rice in Thiru-NEL-veli.

    We were also in part resposible for choosing the motto - "Duty, Dignity, Discipline" under the symbol. It was nothing but the copy of the mission statement of then popular party DMK. (kadami, kanniyam, kattupadu).

    Had we had the fortitude and wisdom of current time, we would have choosen something diffrent reflecting our service to humanity and helping the sick and love of our learning. Going after a then popular political motto was not the best choice,as seems now, of course we were young, naieve and vulnarable then.

     
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Doctors' Day
Bidhan Chandra Roy (Bengali: বিধান চন্দ্র রায়) (July 1, 1882 – July 1, 1962) was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, India. He remained in his post for 14 years as a Congress Party candidate, from January 14, 1948 until his death in 1962. He was a respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter. He was an alumnus of the Medical College Calcutta of the University of Calcutta. In India, the Doctors Day is celebrated on the date of his birth (and death) July 1 every year.

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