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Walk that extra mile, students told

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Grand occasion:Guests at the launch of the science exhibition at Sevalaya.
Grand occasion:Guests at the launch of the science exhibition at Sevalaya.

Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Chandraayan Project Director, inaugurated the annual Science Exhibition – Chandraayan- organised by Sevalaya’s Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School at its campus in Kasuva Village, Thiruvallur District, from August 12 to 15.

Secret of success

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Annadurai said that his main aim was to share with the rural children of India, the reason for his success and inspire them. Coming from rural Tamil Nadu and being educated in the Tamil medium, the secret of his success was putting in a little extra effort in whatever he did.

He urged the students to walk that extra mile and also make this world a better place for posterity. His speech in simple Tamil interspersed with interesting anecdotes was very entertaining and educative for the children.

Among those present at the inauguration were American student of Indian origin Sahitya Hari, Regional Manager of State Bank of India, Ravindran, Thiruninravur Branch Manager Balasubramaniyan, Correspondent of Amudha Matriculation School Jayachandran, as well as the Correspondent of Gnanabanu Matriculation School, Principals of Angel Matrivculation School and Aravinda Matriculation School, overseas volunteers at Sevalaya and former Railway Safety Commissioner G. Ram Mohan.

The entire proceeds of Ms. Sahitya Hari’s collection of poems were handed over to Sevalaya on the occasion.

The growth of Indian Space Research was traced in the stalls displayed at the exhibition. There were also stalls on the Universe and the highlight of the exhibition was the models of Chandrayaan Project made by the students. As many as 13 schools in Thiruvallur District participated in the exhibition.

V. Muralidharan, Founder and Managing Trustee of Sevalaya welcomed the gathering and E.L. Narayanan, Trustee, proposed the vote of thanks.

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