Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: As part of its campaign against alcoholism, Nandini Voice for the Deprived, a Chennai based non-Governmental organisation (NGO) is conducting an essay and oratorical competition for school students. The topic of the contests is: "How to eradicate drinking habit in Tamil Nadu." Alcoholism was spreading fast in the State, especially in the lower-income groups.

Students of Standards XI and XII of any school could participate in the contestsThe oratorical contest, however, will be conducted in two stages in September in several parts of the State. For details, contact: Nandini Voice for the Deprived, IV Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai- 600090. Phone: 044-2496037.