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Plan to establish Kendriya Vidyalaya in Dindigul district

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INAUGURAL FUNCTION: Dindigul MP N.S.V. Chitthan speaking at Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust at Gandhigram on Friday. PHOTO: G.KARTHIKEYAN
INAUGURAL FUNCTION: Dindigul MP N.S.V. Chitthan speaking at Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust at Gandhigram on Friday. PHOTO: G.KARTHIKEYAN

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N.S.V. Chitthan promises all possible help

DINDIGUL: Kendriya Vidyalaya will be started in Dindigul district.

All efforts have been made to open the school. Gandhigram Rural Institute has offered 15 acres of land for this purpose, said Dindigul MP, N.S.V. Chitthan.

He announced this while inaugurating postgraduate diploma course in health promotion and education (43rd batch) at Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust in Gandhigram here on Friday.

Proposals for starting this school had been submitted to the district administration, which would forward it to the authorities concerned in Delhi for immediate action. The Vice-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural Institute submitted a copy of the proposals to Delhi office for action.

Mr. Chitthan assured that he would extend all possible help including financial assistance for the proposed school, as it would make a massive change in education in the district.

Madurai Kamaraj University Registrar, V. Alagapan, hailing technical components of the curriculum, said effective communication with rural mass or target audience was essential for health promoters to propagate various schemes and create awareness among them.

Gandhigram Trust Managing Trustee R. Kousalya Devi said that health promoters should be role models even to doctors. They should prepare well and serve for the nation.

GIRH Professor I. Robert said the institute was one of the four centres offering this course in the country with an aim of producing specialists in health education and health promotion and implement health programmes fruitfully. Other centres were in Mumbai, Calcutta and New Delhi. GIRH had successfully conducted 42 batches and produced 1,086 students including 123 foreign students. Thirty students were admitted this year. The course consisted 60 per cent theory and 40 per cent practical, he said. Earlier, GIRH Director, Lalitha Kabilan welcomed the gathering.

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