Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated Karunya, an educational aid project of the Democratic Youth Federation of India district unit, here at a public meeting in the town on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Vijayan distributed aid to 10 victims of endosulfan from Kasaragod on the occasion. The federation has decided to bear the entire schooling expenses of the endosulfan victims and that of 870 children from Pathanamthitta, from Class-I to Class-XII, as its annual charity project.

K. Ananthagopan, CPI(M) district secretary; R. Unnikrishna Pillai, State committee member, and Roshan Roy Mathew, DYFI district secretary, spoke.

P.R. Pradeep, DYFI district president, presided over the function.