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Mayor inaugurates maternity centre

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The Hindu              06.01.2014

Mayor inaugurates maternity centre

Staff Reporter

Mayor S.M. Velusamy declared open the new building that the Corporation had constructed at the K.K. Pudur maternity centre. According to a release from the Coimbatore Corporation, the civic body had constructed the new building at Rs. 29.24 lakh to accommodate six in-patients at any given point in time. The building was spread over 1,400 sq.ft.

The release also said that the Mayor inaugurated a park on Kaliammal Street that was spread over 5,900 sq.ft. Commissioner G. Latha, Deputy Mayor Leelavathi Unni, West Zone Chairperson Savithri Parthiban and others were present on the occasion.

 

Coming Up: Exclusive Newsletters for Corporation Schools

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The New Indian Express                04.01.2014

Coming Up: Exclusive Newsletters for Corporation Schools

The newsletters will help the schools share their model practices and events with other schools| Express Photo
The newsletters will help the schools share their model practices and events with other schools| Express Photo

Students of Chennai schools might soon find their classroom activities and projects, the subjects of household chatter. In an attempt to make the most of the best practices in Chennai schools and achievements of its students, the Chennai Corporation has decided to have periodical newsletters exclusively on the schools.

The initiative taken up by the Education Department of the Chennai Corporation is an attempt to ensure that model practices and events in the schools do not die down within the classroom walls, but are emulated by other schools and education experts. It will also provide a forum for the students to bring out their unique projects, achievements in competitions and their contributions in various fields into the public domain.

The initiative is being launched by the Corporation with the assistance of Everest Edusys and Solutions Private Limited which has been providing the QED Science Galleries in the Corporation Schools. “We hope to bring out the first edition of the newsletter soon after Pongal. A small editorial team will take up the input from all the schools and put it together in the paper. The publication and distribution will be done by the Chennai Corporation,” sad the Vice President of the Business Development of Everest Edusys and Solutions, Uma Mahesh.

According to the tentative pattern, the newsletter will have four pages and will be bilingual, with Tamil and English. One page will have photo feature meanwhile the others too will have many pictures and less test so that parents and others from any background is easily able to comprehend the text.

Officials said that the target was publish the newsletters at least on a fortnightly basis. “We hope that through the students it will reach the parents and the public also. This will require around a 1 lakh copies of the newsletter. We hope to bring it out at least once fortnight,” said a senior official with the Chennai Corporation’s Education department.

The Chennai Corporation will soon have six more school science galleries in the city, bringing it a total of 10 science galleries in the city and to one science gallery per zone. These are to be opened within this academic year.

 

Bridges finally declared open

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The Hindu               04.01.2014

Bridges finally declared open

A view of the Ananda Bridge in Salem that was opened for traffic on Friday.— PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM
A view of the Ananda Bridge in Salem that was opened for traffic on Friday.— PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM

Ananda Bridge and Gundu Podum Bridge, constructed across River Tirumanimutharu at a cost of Rs. 8.71 crore were opened for traffic here on Friday.

The Rs.-5.81 crore Ananda Bridge that connects Second Agraharam and Town Railway Station road was constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.51 core by acquiring 10,343.75 sq ft of private land. Approach road was laid along with street lights spending Rs. 1.40 crore.

The Rs.-2.90 crore Gundu Podum Bridge that connects Gundu Podum Street with Trichy Main Road was constructed at Rs. 85 lakh by aquring 4,187 sq ft of private land. Approach road was laid at a cost of Rs. 87 lakh. Minister for Highways and Minor Ports Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated the bridge.

District Collector K. Maharabushanam; Mayor S. Soundappan; Corporation Commissioner M. Ashokan; S. Semmalai, MP; among others attended. The bridges were constructed as part of River Thirumanimutharu Improvement Project during 2007. But land acquisition delayed the laying of approach roads. After seven years, the bridge was completed last month. But was not opened for traffic that resulted in a public outcry.

The Minister inaugurated the renovated classrooms constructed at a cost of Rs. 31 lakh at Guhai Corporation Girls High School, and a renovated overhead water tank at S.R.M. Thottam in Ward 50.

 


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