Science campCHENNAI: Nehru Children's Cultural Association is organising a ten-day science camp for students of classes VII to X. The camp will be held from May 15-24. Students will be taken on field trips to places such as Department of Water Resources - Central Water Board, Horticulture Centre, M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation and Fossils Wood Park. The pick-up and drop point would be Sri Karpagavalli Vidyalaya, 4, East Mada Street, Mylapore. For details, call 94444 16484.

`Career gurus' honouredChennai HR forum presented `Career Guru' awards to Nirmala Prasad, principal, M.O.P Viashnav College for Women, S.V.Ramaswamy, honorary president, Stenographer's Guild, Gita Prabhu, director, AIMS education and R.Velmurugan, former director of Madurai Kamaraj University on May 13. Geetha Swaminathan, Hexaware Technologies and B.Nanban, GTFC limited presented the awards on behalf of the forum.

Music competitionAll India Radio is organising a music competition on June 30, 2006 for those in the age group 16-24 years. The competition comprises categories such as carnatic classical, light music, folk music, Hindustani music and choral music. Applications may be obtained from the nearest AIR station. Candidates would have to pay Rs.100/- by money order. Last date for receipt of entry form is 16th June, 2006.

Teachers greet CMMembers of the Secondary Grade Teachers Association conveyed their greetings to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, who assumed office on Saturday. A release signed by the association's general secretary V.Gunaseelan said they were happy as the DMK, as part of its election manifesto, had said the rights of government servants and teachers would be protected.

Self-development programmeNeha Foundation is conducting a four-day self-development programme from 17th to 20th May for those in the age group 13-17 years. The workshop, to be conducted by a practicing psychologist, promises to enable participants to enhance their self-esteem, inter-personal and problem solving skills. The programme will be held at 153, Bells Road, Chepauk from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Course fee - Rs.450. To register, call 42310573 or 93804 63538.

Ramayana discourseSastra Deemed University, Thanjavur is organising a Ramayanam upanyasam by B.Sundar Kumar from May 12 to June 10, 2006 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The discourse will be held at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School, K.K.Nagar.

Three drowned in lakeThree people, including a boy and a woman, drowned in a lake at Perumbakkam near Tambaram on Saturday night. Vijayan, 12, went to the lake for a swim when he was caught in the waters. Krishnaveni, 28, jumped in, but she too was trapped in the slush. A passer-by, Mari 45, tried to save both of them. But all of them were drowned.

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