Kalidas, a community
leader par excellence
all know that Mr Kalidas was a multi-facetted
personality; but, more than that he was a multi-dimensional
contributor to the all round development of the community
in which he lived. His interest and involvement spanned a
vast range of services- particularly in the sports and social
nearly four decades. Mr Kalidas adorned,
as a guiding star, the Business Management, Sports and Social
Services sectors in Tiruchirapalli region with great competence
and commitment. Because of his dynamic leadership , Tiruchirapalli
came under limelight promoting big and small scale industries,
establishing fraternities of commercial and industrial institutions,
organizing conferences and seminars bringing nationally eminent
leaders in the respective fields as resource persons.
also became the hub of several sports activities. Mr Kalidas
had interest in almost every sports and games activity. He
patronized formation of many cricket clubs which touched almost
seventy in number. His equitable approach was a boon to other
games ,viz, Tennis, Volley Ball, Foot Ball. There were several
state level tournament and a few National events also. For
sports lovers of Tiruchirapalli, the “Kalidas
age” was indeed a golden era .
supporting social services, Mr Kalidas followed
the same concepts that he had in his business world. He was
never enthusiastic about “charity mode”
but believed in and practices the “liberation”
philosophy. He encouraged recipients to set their goals on
decreasing dependence and increasing independence. The tremendous
progress of ORBIT- a small scale industry
owned and run exclusively by persons with disabilities is
a classic example of his success through this approach.
was a visionary and a trend setter. To hundreds of persons
in Tiruchirapalli who were touched by his benevolence- Mr
Kalidas was indeed a redeemer.
Kalidas was involved in almost all the activities in Tiruchirappalli,
be it Sports, Music, Major Conferences, Seminars, Workshop
etc. He was the President of Tiruchirappalli District Cricket
Association for more than 3 decades till his end.
was instrumental for the birth and formation of Tiruchirappalli
Management Association (TMA), Tiruchirappalli Zone
of the Confederation of Engineering Industries (CII).
He was also involved with all Educational Institutions as
a Governing Council Member and also was Syndicate Member of
the Bharthidhasan University.
regards services, he was instrumental and responsible of the
birth and formation of Tiruchirappalli Round Table. He was
also associated with other service organizations like Lions
Clubs International, Rotary International, Blind Home etc.
and liberally contributed for their community projects. He
greatly supported in the celebration of Golden Jubilee of
Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirappalli. He was awarded “For
the sake of Honour Award” by the Rotary Club
was a key member of the committee to conduct Football Federation
Cup in Tiruchirappalli. He was also instrumental for starting
of a Golf Ground in Tiruchirappalli. His contributions in
bringing up Tiruchirappalli City was outstanding.