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Students should shun TV serials: Minister

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Call to devote time to sports and other extra-curricular activities

Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare S. Sundararaj honouring Plus Two and SSLC toppers in Ramanathapuram on Saturday.— Photo: L. Balachandar
Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare S. Sundararaj honouring Plus Two and SSLC toppers in Ramanathapuram on Saturday.— Photo: L. Balachandar

Tamil Nadu Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare S. Sundararaj has advised students to shun television serials and devote their time to sports and other extra-curricular activities to minimise stress when they aim for scoring high marks in school final examinations.

Felicitating the wards of journalists who had scored high marks in Plus Two and SSLC examinations at a function organised by Ramanathapuram Press Club here on Saturday evening, the Minister said the serials telecast by private satellite televisions spoiled the young minds and wean them away from the path of goodness.

Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan stressed the importance of time management and exhorted the students to take to sports activities and inculcate the habit of reading.

“Even if you sleep for eight hours a day, you should manage the remaining 16 hours for studying, playing and reading,” he said.

Veteran journalist M.S. Allah Bux, quoting a couplet of Thiruvalluvar, stressed the importance of education. Students who were honoured with gifts included A. Roopan Chakravarthy who scored 1,103 out of 1,200 marks in Plus Two examination, J. Jayasuriya who scored 1,080 marks, R.C. Abinaya who scored 498 out of 500 marks in SSLC examination and came second in the State, and M. Raganya who scored 491 marks.

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