Coimbatore

Books worth ₹ 1 crore given to govt. schools

Managing Director of Thyrocare Technologies Limited A. Velumani (fourth right), and District Collector K. Rajamani (third right) presenting books to the headmistress of a government school during an event held in the city on Friday.

Managing Director of Thyrocare Technologies Limited A. Velumani (fourth right), and District Collector K. Rajamani (third right) presenting books to the headmistress of a government school during an event held in the city on Friday.   | Photo Credit: M. Periasamy

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Over 65,000 books worth ₹ 1.2 crore were given to government schools across four districts at an event held here on Friday.

Thyrocare Technologies Limited, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, gave away the books to nearly 500 government schools in Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode and the Nilgiris, according to a press release.

Managing Director of Thyrocare, A. Velumani, presided over the book distribution event and District Collector K. Rajamani was the chief guest.

In his presidential address, Mr. Velumani underlined the role of teachers in inculcating the habit of reading among students. Recalling his humble origins in Coimbatore, he explained how reading helped him gain confidence and new ideas. Appreciating Mr. Velumani for this measure, Mr. Rajamani said that the district administration would extend full support for such initiatives.

S. Kumana Rajan, editor-in-chief, Tamil Lemuriya, was the guest speaker at the event.

Headmasters and headmistresses from select schools received the books from Mr. Velumani and Mr. Rajamani, in the presence of District Education Officers from the districts.

Over 50,000 students would be benefited from this initiative, the press release added.

The book distribution event was held in association with The Hindu – Read and Rise initiative. Thirty-four books from The Hindu Group of Publications were among the books distributed to the schools during the event.

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