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Sethupathi school in Madurai to host digital expo on Mahatma Gandhi

Sethupathi Higher Secondary school in Madurai is getting ready for the exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi on Tuesday.

Sethupathi Higher Secondary school in Madurai is getting ready for the exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: G_Moorthy

Selected among 21 schools in the country and the only one in Tamil Nadu.

Sethupathi Higher Secondary school in Madurai is bestowed with the unique honour of being among 21 schools in the country and the only one in Tamil Nadu, chosen by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, Government of India, to host a digital photo exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations.

The exhibition is likely to begin on October 17 or 18 depending on the weather and will be open to the public.

Srinivas Acharya, Event Coordinator, Southern region, said that this school was chosen because of its central location. He added that the school’s long legacy with Mahatma Gandhi was another key factor.

“The school also had a space of 4,000 sq feet area essential for the placement of LED screens in the area,” he said. The entire set up is to look like the Sabarmati Ashram.

“The aim of the event is to invite the public to participate in an interactive manner. We have installed quizzes and puzzles for people to solve based on Gandhi's life. We are sure it will see large crowds,” he added.

Headmaster K.S. Narayanan said that their school had a long association with the freedom fighter. “On January 26,1934, Gandhi addressed students at the school. Tens and thousands of people visited,” he said.

He added that the president of school board S. Seetharaman had published 1,800 Tamil copies of Gandhi's autobiography to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary. The school will also be hosting day-long celebration on October 18 to commemorate the anniversary through speeches, debates and cultural programmes.

“We are honoured to be associated with the Central government’s timely initiative,” he said.

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