Inter-House Athletics Meet 2015 on Tue, 24 Feb: Chief Guest is Mr. R.C.Ramanathan
Posted on: 22/02/2015 (Sunday)
The annual inter-house athletics meet will take place on the coming Tuesday, the 24th of February at the college ground. Mr. R.C.Ramanathan currently living in Germany will be the Chief Guest at this year’s athletics meet. He is the current President of OBA Germany. His wife Ms. Selvakumari Ramanathan, an old girl of Kopay Christian College, will distribute the prizes.
Mr.R.C.Ramanathan, well known as “RC,” studied at Jaffna Hindu from 1970 to 1977. At studies, he passed the NPTA examination in the first division, in 1970, and in 1973, he won the college Physics prize. His contribution in the field of sports to the school was immense. In the field of sports and games, he represented the college teams in Hockey, Football, Athletics, Basketball, and U-16 Cricket. He captained the College Hockey team and represented the Jaffna Schools team in 1973, 1974, and 1975. He was in the Hockey pool of the Sri Lanka Schools Hockey Association in 1976. He was awarded Hockey Colours in 1974. He was the College Hockey Coach in 1975 and 1976. After leaving school, He represented the Kandy Hockey Association team and the Mercantile Hockey Association teams at the National Hockey Championships for many years.
Mr.R.C.Ramanathan also represented the College Football teams from 1971 to 1976. He also was the Vice Captain of the first team in 1976, which won the JSSA Championship. He also played for the Jaffna Schools Football team that became the Runner Up in the All Island Inter District Tournament in 1976. Further, he was the Athletics Captain and Treasurer of Pasupathy house and participated in the annual sports meets from 1972 to 1976. He was a member of the college U19 relay team (4x400m), which won the first place in the JSSA meet and in the Zonal meet in 1975.
Mr.R.C.Ramanathan was an active member of the College Police Cadet Corp and held the ranks of Senior Corporal and Lance Sergeant. He was elected as the Best Cadet of the college in 1975. He attended the annual camps held in 1973, 1974, and 1975 at the Kalutara Police Training School. He was a Prefect of the College as well as the hostel from May 1974 to April 1977. In 1976, he functioned as the Hostel Senior Prefect. He was an Executive Committee member of the College Cooperative Society in 1975.
Mr.R.C.Ramanathan left the school in April 1977, after sitting the GCE (A/L), and worked at Brown and Company, Colombo before migrating to Germany. Mr. R.C.Ramanathan is holding a diploma in Marketing and currently employed as a Purchasing Manager in an internationally oriented Food import export company in Germany.