The Nilgiris occupies an enviable position in the field of school education, said M. Buddhichandran, MLA, here on Thursday.

He was participating as the chief guest in the Annual Sports Meet of the Cliff Rock Creative Schools and the Founder’s Day celebrations of the Free IAS Academy.

Underscoring the importance of a strong foundation, he said that this hill station is renowned globally for providing such a foundation for students.

Hence not only people from various parts of India but also abroad prefer to send their children here.

Pointing out that the government is according high priority for education, he said that the scheme to provide free laptops to students is aimed at preparing them for the computer age.

School Correspondent L. Satish Kumar welcomed the gathering.

Principal Veena Satish Kumar spoke. Chairman of the IAS Academy Manjai V. Mohan proposed a vote of thanks.

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