03 Feb Thrivikramji at the Cess, trivandrum
I was working hard in the coastal erosion study. My friends late Ramasarma, mohankumar and late Raju , a staffer in the project and radhakrishnan of thottapally constituted the team. The work horse of the team was a standard twenty van then brand new in the early 1978. The van is allotted to me for the field monitoring on the Friday and second Saturday’s of every month. Amazingly we monitored like 22 months during the study period.
In fact I also did not want to skip or miss any month of work. However, that was bound to happen and it happened. The van was in the work shop and there was a long waiting those days to get the money released the univ administration. I had no choice. I was in a fix. But for some reason I had access to prof. Ck the director of the newest earth science studies outfit in the town.
The Cess was then encounter to my home. I with all hopes decided to see the chief prof. Ck in his office to figure out if he would be good enough to allot a van from his fleet. One evening I walked into the directors office. Prof. Ck welcomed me in and asked the reason for my dropping in. That quick action I loved. I politely explained my situation and he realize my enthusiasm for taking up a time series or temporal study.
U hesitantly, he called in mr shumsuddin of MSD to his office and asked that young man to check out with me what my problem was. After saying thanks to prof.ck I followed shamsuddin to his desk.
Shamsuddin picked up the Friday second Saturday period for the work and he also joined the team for the shoreline monitoring work.
Perhaps that was one of the reasons for my joining Cess in 1980 June 15 th morning after a process of selection and interview.