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INSPIRING SPEECH: A participant speaking at the National Youth Day celebrations at Sri Ramakrishna Mutt in Madurai.
INSPIRING SPEECH: A participant speaking at the National Youth Day celebrations at Sri Ramakrishna Mutt in Madurai.

Staff Reporter

72,000 students take part in State-wide essay contests

MADURAI: The birth anniversary of one of the most distinguished sons of India, Swami Vivekanada, was celebrated as National Youth Day at Ramakrishna Mutt last week.

The mutt organised essay competitions for students in which as many as 72, 000 from 1,100 schools and colleges from all over the State participated. Prizes worth Rs.1.20 lakh were distributed to the winners.

The winners were: J. Kousalya of Ponmudiyar Corporation Girls Higher Secondary School, P. Pandeeswaran of Setupati Higher Secondary School and S. Uma Maheswari of Thiagarajar College.

Teachers and students of Sarada Vidyalaya took an oath to follow the principles of Swami Vivekananda. President of the mutt Kamalatmananda presided over the function.

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