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Honour: T.V. Anupama, fourth rank winner in the Civil Services examinations, receiving the district panchayat's award from Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi in Malappuram on Tuesday.
Honour: T.V. Anupama, fourth rank winner in the Civil Services examinations, receiving the district panchayat's award from Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi in Malappuram on Tuesday.

Staff Reporter

Vijayabheri project showing results: district panchayat

MALAPPURAM: The district panchayat felicitated the toppers of Civil Services, Plus Two and SSLC examinations at a function held here on Tuesday.

Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi inaugurated the function and presented an award to Civil Services fourth rank winner T.V. Anupama.

District panchayat president Arimbra Mohammed presided over the function. Salim Kuruvambalam, district panchayat health and education standing committee chairman, welcomed the gathering.

M. Ummer, MLA, gave away the awards to SSLC and Plus Two toppers. Younus Babu Thayyil, managing director of E-Mould Institute of Advanced Education, gave away the awards to the schools that topped in the SSLC results.

P.K. Kunhu, district panchayat vice-president, and V.A. Kareem, district panchayat standing committee chairman, were among those who spoke. The programme was held under the Vijayabheri educational project of the district panchayat.

It was under the Vijayabheri scheme that those who took the SSLC examinations between 2002 and 2008 in the district got intensive coaching.

The SSLC results in the district witnessed a spurt during that period.

When the district panchayat launched the Vijayabheri in the district in 2001, the pass percentage of Malappuram in SSLC was only 33.24.

“The jump from 33 per cent to 86 per cent over seven years has been tremendous,” said Arimbra Mohammed.

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