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Tamil Nadu News Papers - Education - TNIUS Coimbatore

Municipal school to get more classrooms

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The Hindu       18.08.2014 

Municipal school to get more classrooms

The Municipal Pasupatheeshwarar Girls Higher Secondary School will get additional class rooms and laboratory soon.

A foundation stone was laid at a function held here on Sunday. Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha M. Thambidurai laid the stone.

A special puja was performed before starting the construction work.

Minister for Transport V. Senthil Balaji and Collector S. Jayandhi took part in the ceremony. A release said Rs. 38.5 lakh had been allotted for the project. Besides building additional classrooms, the basket ball court would also be renovated. It would be completed within this year.

Meanwhile, Mr. Thambidurai continued his visit to various parts of the Karur constituency for the second day on Sunday. He received petitions from the people.

Mr. Senthil Balaji accompanied him.


Dindigul Corporation plans to tap solar energy from roof of schools

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The Hindu     07.08.2014 

Dindigul Corporation plans to tap solar energy from roof of schools

The entire power will be fully utilised by respective schools only

Solar panels installed at Sourastra Corporation Primary School at Nagal Nagar in Dindigul on Wednesday.PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.
Solar panels installed at Sourastra Corporation Primary School at Nagal Nagar in Dindigul on Wednesday.PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.

The Dindigul Corporation has taken an initiative to tap solar energy not only to meet its power requirements but also to scale down its electricity bills.

It has started tapping solar energy using roof of corporation schools in the town.

Inspecting solar power panels commissioned at Sourashtra Primary School at Nagal Nagar near here on Wednesday, Collector N. Venkatachalam said that the solar power generation projects had been implemented in Municipal Sourashtra Primary School, Nehruji Higher Secondary School and Centenary Memorial Prime School in Dindigul.

Solar panels that could generate five KW power had been commissioned on the roof of the Centenary Memorial Prime School, Two KVA power generating solar panels each installed at Sourashtra Primary School and Nehruji Higher Secondary School at an estimated cost of Rs.20 lakh, he pointed out.

The entire power generated through these solar power plants will be fully utilised by the respective schools only. This power will be utilised to operate computers, TV, VCD and other electronic instruments in the school.

The project will be extended to panchayat, panchayat union and municipal schools in other parts of the district in a phased manner.

Mayor V. Marudha Raj said that more infrastructure would be created in corporation schools for the convenience of students.

The Corporation expedited construction of Amma Canteen at Dindigul Government Hospital and near the Anna Commercial Complex. The State government had allocated Rs.50 lakh for these projects.

Besides, the Corporation has been paying special attention on renovating waterbodies to recharge groundwater table and improve storage capacity in and around Dindigul.

Desilting was over at Gopalsamudram tank. Kottai Kulam was being desilted at an estimated cost of Rs.10 lakh.

Tender had been floated for replacing pipelines connecting the Athoor dam and Dindigul water supply station and desilt the dam. The State government had sanctioned Rs.70 lakh for this project, he added.

Corporation Commissioner K. Rajan and other officials accompanied him.


Tirupur Mayor assures parents help regarding school

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The Hindu       06.08.2014 

Tirupur Mayor assures parents help regarding school

Tense moments prevailed at the Corporation office here on Tuesday after a large number of parents whose children study in the matriculation school run by Rotary Club of Tirupur came up with a demand to permanently run the school on the present campus itself.

They appealed to Mayor Visalakshi Appukutty and Corporation Commissioner M. Ashokan in the wake of the Supreme Court verdict on July 30 that upheld the Madras High Court order asking the Rotary Club school to shift from the campus of Jaiva Bhai Corporation Girls Higher Secondary school. The Rotary school had been functioning on the campus owned by municipal land where the said Corporation school too was located without the proper concurrence of the government or the Collector.

Parents asked the Mayor to allow the school to function permanently on the same campus itself taking into consideration the plight of the children studying there. “Coaching in the school has been good and the fee was lesser among the matriculation schools,” N. Vinod, a parent, claimed.

Mrs. Visalakshi clarified to the parents that the administration would have to follow the court guidelines.

“However, we will ensure alternative steps for the children to continue with their education without any break,” she said.

Contemp of court

Meanwhile, A. Eswaran, past president of Parent Teachers Association in Jaiva Bhai Corporation School in whose period the case was taken up in High Court, said contempt of court proceedings would be initiated if the Rotary school did not vacate the premises even after the Supreme Court verdict.


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