A group of students submitted a petition to District Collector Archana Patnaik during the public grievances redressal meeting held at the Coimbatore Collectorate.

The students of Municipal Girls’ Higher Secondary School at Mettupalayam have requested the district administration to take steps to provide them laptops free of cost. Accompanied by office-bearers of Campus Front of India, a group of students submitted a petition to District Collector Archana Patnaik during the public grievances redress meeting held at the Collectorate here on Monday. The petition said that the Plus-Two students of the Mettupalayam school had not received the laptops so far this year. When they approached the officials on December 26 and raised the issue, they were told that laptops would be given immediately.

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The Lok Satta party has urged the district administration to create a system to enable residents to make change of addresses for all government documents at one location. In a petition, K. Durairaj, a member of the party, said that when changes in family card was made, voter identity card, passport, and driving licence too should be allowed to change simultaneously.

Cemetery

The All Christian People Federation has urged the district administration to allot land to construct cemeteries at Gudalur and Veerapandi Town Panchayats besides the Pilichi Panchayat Union.

In a petition, M. Michael Raj, president of the federation, said that around 37,000 Christians were residing in these areas. They were facing difficulties in providing a decent burial now, he added.

Infrastructure

The Shekinah AG Church has urged the district administration to create basic facilities at Ganapathy on Sathyamangalam Road.

In a petition, the church officials said that Ganapathy lacked adequate street lights, roads, and underground drainage.

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