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‘Ensure safety of students in govt. hostels’

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Officials asked to fix safety grills on side walls of terrace and in front gate

Inspection:Backward Classes Minister A. Mohammedjan at the Backward Class Girls Hostel in Sivagiri on Saturday. –PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN
Inspection:Backward Classes Minister A. Mohammedjan at the Backward Class Girls Hostel in Sivagiri on Saturday. –PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN

Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister A. Mohammedjan asked Public Works Department (PWD) authorities to ensure the safety of students staying in government hostels by improving safety amenities.

He asked officials to fix safety grills on the side walls of the hostel’s terrace and in the front gate in order to provide security to those who were residing in the hostels.

Hostels

The Minister inspected the government hostels for students belonging to Backward Classes, Most Backward Class and denotified communities in Sivagiri and Modakurichi Blocks of Erode District on Saturday.

During his visit to the hostels for both boys and girls, he inspected the various facilities that had been provided to the students and the various arrangements that have been made for them.

Interaction

During his interaction with the students, the Minister enquired about the quality of the food that was given to them, drinking water supply and infrastructure facilities.

In his words of advice, he asked the students to make optimum use of the facilities in the government hostels to pursue their studies and improve their knowledge.

Mr. Mohammedjan asked officials to ensure that the students got a nutritious meal with eggs five days in a week and non-vegetarian food items at least once a week.

Director of Backward Class and Most Backward Class M. Rajendran, Collector V.K. Shanmugam and senior officials of various departments accompanied the Minister during the inspection.

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