The Chennai Corporation Mayor M. Subramanian dedicated a water purification plant to students of Chennai Middle School, Aminjikarai, on January 6. The plant has a capacity of purifying 250 litres / hour.
Sri Sai Baba Bhaktha Samajam had embarked on this project and the efforts of its president, S.S. Subramanian, was appreciated by the Mayor.
The Samajam has also renovated the toilet block in the Corporation School at Aminjikarai and has distributed 400 sets of uniform to the students at a total cost of Rs.3 lakh.
Mr. Subramanian while addressing the audience highlighted the efforts of the Rotary to eradicate polio and also praised the District Governor G. Olivannan, (R.I. Dist 3230) for rehabilitating nearly 100 destitutes.
Mr. G. Olivannan spoke on the salient features and importance of the project undertaken by the Sri Sai Baba Bhaktha Samajam. and Rotary with regard to the Chennai Middle School at Aminjikarai, Chennai. He thanked the Mayor for providing support to Sri Sai Baba Bhaktha Samajam and Rotary in setting up the water purification plant.
The Mayor dealt at length on the various measures taken by the Corporation of Chennai for the benefit of the Corporation school students. Some of the measures highlighted by the Mayor are: Instituting IIT coaching for 60 students of Chennai Schools for four years. Such students will be provided free transport facility.
The Corporation will be spending around Rs. 6 crores in this regard. Chennai Corporation has taken steps to provide free shoes, additional uniform Sets and dictionaries to school students at various levels. It has also set up libraries in 70 schools.
The Mayor also informed that the name of Corporation Schools which was in existence for 322 years has been changed to “Chennai Schools” (284 Schools) in order to remove the stigma in the minds of the parents
The Mayor concluded by requesting the Rotary to set up water purification plants in another 25 Chennai schools.
Earlier, Rotary District Chairman, Community Service Development, Babu Peram welcomed the gathering and C. Kumarababu proposed a vote of thanks.