Call to combat social evils such as child labour and female infanticide

High and Higher Secondary Schools from Namakkal, Tirupur and Erode District that secured 100 percent pass in the Class X and Plus Two Board Exams this year where felicitated at a function at Komarapalayam, on Sunday.

The event was jointly organised by JCI Erode Excell (Jaycees), Erode Excell Pathippagam and SSM College of Engineering.

A total of 115 schools that secured 100 percent pass in the Higher Secondary Board Exams and 353 schools that secured 100 percent pass in the Class X Board Exam were honoured.

It included 140 High and 38 Higher Secondary Schools in Erode, 116 High and 53 Higher Secondary Schools in Tirupur and 97 High and 24 Higher Secondary Schools in Namakkal District.

Eminent Industrialist and Chairman of SSM Education Institutions M.S. Mathivanan presided over the function and distributed prizes to the schools.

In his address the Chairman said that it takes the combined effort of students, teachers and management of the institution to help the school secure a 100 percent pass in the board exams.

“While teachers impart quality knowledge and students study, it is the management that has to provide a learning atmosphere for the students,” he added.

He lamented as he said that despite advancements in education by schools of this region for achieving good results, social evils such as child labour and female infanticide still exist in the society.

He expressed the need for 100 percent literacy for routing out these evils from the face of the country.

“Tamil Nadu is far better than many other States in the country in terms of literacy percentage. But there is a need for improving it further for creating a better society,” he opined.

Earlier representatives of the JCI said that they have been honouring Class X and Plus Two toppers in Erode District and schools that have secured 100 percent results in the board exams over the last 10 years. Office bearers of the JCI and others also spoke.

Prizes distributed to schools that achieved 100 percent passes

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