popular Chinese proverb states, "If you are planning
for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant
trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."
This sums up the entire philosophy of the time and life of
Dr. K. C. G. Verghese, a visionary, who built the entire
edifice of the Hindustan Group of Institutions. His profound
qualities of enthusiasm, perseverance, vision and live networking
created a springboard for many aspirants to mould their careers.
Dr. K. C. G. Verghese (1940-2006),
though born in an ordinary middle class family in Kerala,
by dint of his hard work, rose to one of the top-ranking educationists.
He held on to his dreams and converted them into reality.
His relentless work drove him to success. He was the pioneer
to promote technical education in our country. He helped the
students explore their own potential. He made them realize
that education, hard work and commitment to the nation are
the only means to get themselves employable and overcome poverty.
He firmly believed, "Every human being has infinite
potential. The role of an educator is to bring out the best
in every individual and that of an educational institution
to provide the best facilities and the right ambience."
The Hindustan Group of Institutions caters to over 5000 students.
It has an amazing staff strength of around 1000 and has a
scintillating alumni of 50,000. These are the testimonies
of his deep-rooted desire to fulfill his aspirations. He was
a true patriot and he always advised the youngsters to serve
their own country.
His penchant for "Wheels and Wings" made
him adventurous all through his life and his indomitable spirit
always rose to the occasion and facilitated him to lead from
the front. His personality had all the nuances of a great
human being. He valued friendship and showed great respect,
love and concern to his teachers, his family members and parents
in equal measure.
The best tribute we can ever offer this architect of the
Hindustan Group of Institutions could be to emulate his ideals
and work toward realizing his dreams. Let his vision, "TO
MAKE EVERY MAN A SUCCESS AND NO MAN A FAILURE,"
inspire us to follow in his footsteps. God chose his company
on Valentine's Day. This adorable and affable human being
will be remembered by all of us on this day, year after year
as V-day, the Verghese Day.