Chandra Das feted on NTU appointment
Mon, Feb 25, 2008
The Straits Times

THE Singapore Indian Association yesterday commended former NTUC FairPrice chairman S. Chandra Das on his appointment as pro-chancellor of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

In a ceremony held at the RELC International Hotel, Mr Das was presented and draped with an orange shawl as a tribute to him by Speaker of Parliament Abdullah Tarmugi, the guest of honour at the event.

Mr Das was appointed NTU's pro-chancellor last month. A pro-chancellor stands in for the chancellor, President S R Nathan, at the university's official functions - mainly its annual graduation ceremonies.

NTU has three other pro-chancellors - banker Wee Cho Yaw, retired civil servant Herman R. Hochstadt and former Housing Board chairman Hsuan Owyang.

The ceremony was followed by a talk on Bridging The Gulf That Never Was: Rediscovery Of Singapore And India by Mr Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

This article was first published in The Straits Times on Feb 23, 2008


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