Better late than never was appropriate for the way KHCOSA (UK) decided to set
up a Learning Centre in memory of our late Principal of KHC Mr C K Kanthaswami (CKK).
It has been a custom in our community to do something in memory of a person
after his demise, who had been very popular in that community,. CKK started
teaching at KHC after his graduation and continued his services as
vice-principal and retired as principal at KHC. The teacher who had dedicated
his life for the betterment of the younger generation of Kokuvil and its
neighbouring villages, chose to live in Australia after his retirement with his
family, like many thousands of Srilankan Tamils. It would have melted his heart
with joy during his later part of his life, if this Learning Centre would have
been built or even mooted while he was alive.
Better late than never, the LC building in memory of CKK was completed before
the third year anniversary of CKK’s demise. With the A9 road to Jaffna closed
with the rest of Srilanka and the war intensified over an year in that part of
the world, the determination of the KHCOSA UK and KHCOSA Jaffna, in particular
the then president late Mr Nadarajah’s untiring efforts, with spiralling cost
increase, managed to complete this magnificent majestic two-storey building with
marble floor for £29,500.
This money was collected in the UK from old students
of KHC, which include CKK’s children as well.
Equipping the building immediately with appropriate modern state of the art
learning materials including computers, softwares etc is paramount if the
current student population is to benefit. It would sooth the soul of CKK if the
students of CKK living all over the world had a hand in filling the building
with the necessary materials for the current and future students of KHC.
C.K.K Gallery [ Photos ]