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SSN Institution of Shiv Nadar Foundation organised ‘Vidiyal,’ a three-day awareness programme on higher education and scholarship opportunities at government schools in Krishnagiri district for the benefit of over 10,000 students. In his inaugural address, the district Collector, T.P. Rajesh, emphasised on hard work.

“For India to develop further, talented hands from all parts of the country is required. Such awareness programmes organised in rural areas will help youngsters, teachers, and parents to contribute their mite,” he said.

Professors of the institution briefed on the various courses that could be pursued after Class XII, scholarships offered by the government, and loan facilities extended by banks. Three teams of the college, each comprising a faculty member and two students, visited about 30 government schools in various parts of the district such as Veppanahalli, KRP Dam, Allapatti and NC-Halli and oriented them about higher education.

Vidiyal is a voluntary initiative conceived by Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2012 to keep school students in rural areas well informed about higher education and job opportunities. It has 300 participants which include students, faculty, parents, and officials of panchayats extending their solidarity for the cause.

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