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RED LETTER DAY: School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu launches a commemorative stamp at the valedictory of the centenary celebrations of Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Chennai on Wednesday. Kanimozhi, MP, is seen in the picture. — Photo: K.V. SRINIVASAN
RED LETTER DAY: School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu launches a commemorative stamp at the valedictory of the centenary celebrations of Sacred Heart Matriculation School in Chennai on Wednesday. Kanimozhi, MP, is seen in the picture. — Photo: K.V. SRINIVASAN

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Speakers lauded the Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Church Park, for producing students who are sensitive to social issues.

Speaking at the valedictory of the institution’s centenary celebrations here on Wednesday, School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the students of the school were a privileged lot to have access to such high quality education and resources for overall development.

The school’s reputation had spread far and wide, he said.

“However, not all children have access to such education. Think of your counterparts in the rural areas. They may not have the same opportunities. It is only to bridge this gap that the government has decided to provide equitable education,” he said. Urging such schools to do their bit to achieve the goal of eliminating disparity in education, he attributed Sacred Heart’s success to the institution’s ability and willingness to shape its course according to changes in the society. “The school has also been offering education in Tamil medium, which is commendable,” Mr. Thennarasu added. Higher Education Secretary K. Ganesan said the school focussed on imparting human values that helped students’ overall development.

A commemorative stamp was released on the occasion. Chief Postmaster-General (Tamil Nadu Circle) S.K. Chakrabarti said that the Postal Department not only delivered letters, but also provided a range of other services. “It is also a cultural ambassador through its philately.” Member of Parliament and alumna of the institution Kanimozhi and Regional Superior of the Chennai Region Sr. Leela were among others present.

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