Staff Reporter

IT fair for schools organised at Mallappally a big draw.

PATHANAMTHITTA: Thiruvalla Metropolitan Archbishop Thomas Mar Coorilos has stressed the need for imparting quality computer education to all schoolchildren in the age of Information Technology.

The Archbishop was inaugurating an IT Mela, held as part of the it@kallooppara.allschools programme in the Kallooppara Assembly constituency at St. Joseph’s Institute for Information Technology at Mallappally on Friday.

The mela was held as part of the fourth anniversary of the it@kallooppara.allschools programme implemented in the constituency utilising the MLAs local area development fund.

According to the Archbishop, Kerala’s development experience had attracted worldwide attention mainly because the State could attain a better quality of life combined with 100 per cent literacy.

“Paradoxically, this has been achieved without a significant increase in investment, production and agricultural or industrial growth. In short, Kerala’s economy actually remains backward in many respects and is heavily reliant on overseas remittances,” he said.

. The MLA said the programme was aimed at providing computer education to all schoolchildren in the constituency.

Quiz winners

Following are the winners in the IT quiz:

High School section: Arun S. Kumar and Bipin Viswanath of Kunnamthanam NSS High School won the first prize while second prize went to Sherin Susan Koshy and Smera Elsa Saji of Chengaroor St. Teresas High School. Melbin Mathew and Akhila P. Subin of Vennikkulam St. Behenans High School stood third.

Upper Primary section: Resin Varghese and Maneesha K. Mathew of Chengaroor St. Teresa’s School bagged the first prize while Abhijit R. Nair and Akshay Raj of Vennikkulam St Behenans School and Saratchandran and Subin T. Scaria of Pariyarom Government UPS bagged second and third prizes respectively.

Lower Primary section: H. Sreelakshmi and Ansu Anna Moncy of Thelliyoor St. Behenans L.P. School stood first in the lower primary section. S. Sarin and Parvathy Haridas of Thelliyoor St Behenans L.P. School and Julie John and Laya Kurien of Thonippara EALPS were placed second and third positions respectively.