Collector P. Sankar has sanctioned a science laboratory for the Government Adi Dravidar Welfare Higher Secondary School in T.T. Mottur in Gudiyatham taluk.

The Collector made this announcement in response to a request from authorities at a valedictory function of the Humanitarianism Week celebrations organised in the school on Wednesday.

Pointing out that pass percentage in government schools in Vellore district was too low, he said performance could be improved if teachers decide to dedicate themselves to the task.

Mr. Sankar said that all religions preach humanitarianism. Great men like Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln set good examples of humanitarianism, while Nelson Mandela is a living example of the trait.