Inter-faith prayers, oath taking, presentations by children and prize distribution marked the Bala Shanti convocation held on Shanti Ashram premises in Kovaipudur. This year, 109 students from various villages of Perur and Naickenpalayam graduated from the Bala Shanti Kendras. President of Shanti Ashram, Minoti Aram, emphasised the need for holistic development in children. The role of parenting was also discussed.
Director of Manonmani Children’s Hospital, Paediatrician Dr. K. Manonmani, was the chief guest. She spoke to the children on the importance of nutritious diets and requested the parents to keep the children away from junk food.