Students from nine Corporation schools received musical instruments like drums, flute, and trumpet among other things here on Wednesday.

Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa, who distributed them, said the State government was keen on improving the skills of the students not only in their academic curricula, but also in other co-curricular activities like music. The children should utilise the opportunities and equip themselves as all-rounders.

Commissioner R. Nanthagopal said the Corporation schools in Madurai stood on top over others in the State in the public examinations. Like in the past, the students should shine well in the coming years as well. The Corporation administration would provide all necessary infrastructure, he said, and appealed to the students to utilise it fully.

The Corporation provided musical instruments worth Rs.3.71 lakh to students on Wednesday. Now, it was up to students to make the best use of the opportunity, Dr. Nanthagopal said, and added that students of other Corporation schools would be given musical instruments shortly.

Students from Illango School, Shenoy Nagar, Vellividiyar School, EVR School, Kambar School, and Thiru.Vi.Ka School among others received the instruments, a press release said.

Deputy Mayor R. Gopalakrishnan, zone chairmen, councillors and Corporation officials participated.

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