Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, Invitees, fellow Members of the Association and the Chief Guest of today’s function Thiru. V. Alexander, MLA of Ambattur Constituency.

On behalf of the Executive Committee Members of AIEMA and AIEMA Silver Jubilee Trust, I wish to extend a very warm welcome to one and all of you and my sincere thanks for accepting our invitation and gracing this occasion.

Our special thanks to the Chief Guest of today Thiru. V. Alexander, MLA of Ambattur Constituency, who has, inspite of his other pressing engagements , has allotted time for our function and has honoured us by being present in our midst today. This will certainly boost the morale of the children assembled here in receiving their scholarship cheques from our chief guest later today.

AIEMA which has completed 50 years since its inception established this Trust 25 years back to commemorate the Silver Jubilee year of the Association in the year 1988 . It was then decided to build a corpus which can be put to beneficial use for encouraging academic merits amongst children of our employees.

During the year 2015-16 we had selected 300 students which included few students from neighbouring schools who had done exceedingly well in their academics. Total scholarship amount distributed was Rs.15.42 Lakhs. The Committee decided that the individual amount should be enhanced by atleast 10% in keeping with the cost of living.

On the basis of the applications received before the last date, we have for this year selected 300 students and have committed to distribute a total sum of Rs. 15.42 Lakhs which includes a direct contribution of Rs.7.08 Lakhs from AIEMA.

This year we have also decided to reward children of the employees who have done outstandingly well in different sports events at the District / Region / State / National level. We are indeed proud that all these children have done outstandingly well in sports events as well as cultural talents beyond their academic performance.

In the days to come, we wish to identify children of our employees who have secured places in the All India Civil Services Examination (IAS/IPS/IRS etc.,),the All India Joint Engineering Entrance examinations making them eligible to get seat in IITs, candidates who secured admission in IIM as well as children selected for the National Law Schools.

We look forward to more children from Ambattur to find places in our list as well as All India competitive exam list and excel in various spheres.