A newspaper edition customised to the needs of the student fraternity, with a mix of syllabus-based and activity-based content that prepares young minds to become effective thought leaders of tomorrow was launched by The Hindu here on Sunday.

The Hindu Student Edition” was unveiled by ace shooter Jaspal Rana along with school children from different parts of Delhi. Also present were Principals and coordinators of the Capital's leading schools. “This is a great step to keep students updated with news. I hope it becomes a milestone for the students of today, who spend more time on virtual platforms like Facebook, instead of reading,” he said.

The new edition is being released in the current academic year 2012-13, beginning this Monday. It will focus on relevant content and important news and developments to keep students informed of current events in India and the world.

Heads and representatives of several prominent Delhi schools welcomed the introduction of an edition that caters to the needs of their students. “I have been reading The Hindu for a long time. I think it [the Student Edition] will be a great help for my students, especially those in Class XII. Not only will this keep them updated but also improve their writing skills,” said Hope Hall Foundation Principal T. Srivastava, adding that the new edition would be introduced as part of the curriculum in her school.

Disagreeing with the notion that newspapers were losing their relevance in today's fast paced world of the Internet, Neenu Singh from Bal Bharti Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, said: “Newspapers can never lose their relevance, they are here to stay. Even if a child logs in to check the news online, he will most likely go to a newspaper's site. I think The Hindu Student Edition is a great initiative to reach out to students with its proficiency in language.”

Agreed Vira Sharma from the Amity Group: “I am glad The Hindu came up with a student-centric edition. It will give the young a platform, enabling them to express their opinions.”

The Student Edition will maintain key attributes of credibility, authenticity and coverage across a wide spectrum of subjects.

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