At a cost of Rs.50 lakh for tsunami-hit children at Nagore
Nagapattinam: A beautiful children's park has been set up in the tsunami-hit Silldadi area in Nagore in Nagapattinam district at a cost of Rs.50 lakh, thanks to the assistance of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) in Florida in the United States of America through the `CityLinks' programme.
Nearly 500 volunteers, including schoolchildren and local people took part in building the playground .
The park was inaugurated by Tenkasi S. Jawahar, Nagapattinam Collector, last week.
City managers from Florida, which has been also affected by hurricanes, are sharing their experience in coping with these disasters with their counterparts in Tamil Nadu.
Teams from Florida have met their counterparts in Nagapattinam to identify priority issues and jointly prepare strategies for development.
As a follow-up to the exchange visits, the `CityLinks' programme is providing technical assistance.
Around 300 schoolchildren, community leaders and local officials participated in the `Design Day' and drew pictures of their ideal playground.