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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.

 

New Bus Stand in Theni Named After Pennycuick

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The New Indian Express              03.01.2014

New Bus Stand in Theni Named After Pennycuick

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated the new bus terminus  at Theni-Allinagaram municipality named after Colonel John Pennycuick, the British engineer who constructed the Mullaiperiyar dam, the life-line of many southern districts. 

While inaugurating the memorial for Pennycuick on January 15 at the Lower Camp in Theni district, the Chief Minister had announced that the new bus terminus would be named after the late British engineer.

The Chief Minister inaugurated this terminus through video conferencing facility at her Kodanadu camp office on December 30. The terminus has been constructed in an area of 7.35 acres at a cost of Rs 15.25 crore. As many as 59 buses can be parked in this terminus which has all the basic amenities including police control room, information officer, reception and driver’s rest room.,

Drinking water projects and underground drainage facilities established at a cost of Rs 64.47 crore in Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram and Kuttalam in Nagapattinam district, besides another six  districts were also inaugurated by the Chief Minister.

Apart from these, she also inaugurated new buildings in various districts.  In all, the Chief Minister has inaugurated and laid foundation for new projects worth Rs 118.2 crore.

 


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