The General K. S. Thimayya Memorial Lecture series is an Old-Boys-of-Cottons endeavour, to commemorate the memory of General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, Padma Bhushan, DSO, Chief of Army Staff from May 07, 1957 to May 07, 1961, and Old Cottonian (1918-1922).
The Lecture series is instituted by a few Old Boys to pay tribute to an exemplary Cottonian, Indian and human being, by inviting a distinguished Old Cottonian to render a keynote address on a subject of public relevance to Old & present Cottonians, Principals, Masters & Teachers, officers from the Armed Forces, public spirited citizens and other well-wishers of the School. The underlying tribute is to Bishop Cotton Boysâ€™ School, Bangalore - Alma Mater to innumerable distinguished and loyal Old Boys.
The 9th General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Lecture
Was held on Saturday, 16 November 2013, at the Bishop Cotton Boys’ School Auditorium, delivered by Ramesh Vangal, Chairman of the Katra Group and Old Cottonian (1969).
He spoke on Beyond Boundaries: Karma, Innovation and India's Economic Story.
About the talk: Has India failed to achieve Her true potential as an economic superpower? Have we set boundaries for ourselves that have constrained us? How do we move ahead to achieve our potential as an economy and a society? Ramesh Vangal answers these and other questions, based on three decades of his experience from the ringside of India's tumultuous economic story, the last chapter of which is yet to be written.
The General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Trust was established in August of 2009 and is managed by a board of trustees composed of the following old boys of Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore:
Aditya Sondhi (Managing Trustee), C. N. Kumar, Kiran Lakhani, Jairaj Daniel and Rajeev Purnaiya