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The Hindu in School comes to Kollam

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The Hindu in School , an edition of The Hindu for school students, was launched in the district on the campus of Brook International Senior Secondary School, Sasthamcotta, on Wednesday by District Superintendent of Police (Kollam Rural) S. Ajeetha Begum. The function was presided over by founder-director of the school Fr. Dr. Abraham Thalothil.

In her address, Ms. Begum said that The Hindu was not biased towards the Left or the Right, but towards facts. She called upon the students to read The Hindu “which is the window to the world.” “I always read the paper with interest and passion,” she added.

To students and parents

The police officer advised the students not to ride a motorcycle to school. By narrating a real life incident she said young students who recklessly used motorcycles stood highly vulnerable to accidents. A big tragedy for the family could result. She also warned parents stating that “they can be booked under Juvenile Act and can be penalised if they offer motorbikes to young ones.”

Quoting statistics, Ms. Begum said about 25 per cent of the students in Kerala was addicted to drugs.

“Never be addicted to drugs,” she told the students. Drugs destroy not only the addict but also the family and an entire generation.

‘Appoint safety officers’

She advised schools to appoint a safety officer who should keep track of students who tend to use drugs, ride motorbikes, using mobile phones for viewing pornographic materials etc. Schools should compulsorily conduct safety meetings in classrooms once in a while, she said.

In his presidential address, Dr. Thalothil said his school had a Word Bank project under which all students would have to learn two words a day along with their meaning and usage.

State topper for last CBSE Plus Two exam from the school Sheena Shaji was felicitated at the function. Medals were given to all school toppers.

Thiruvananthapuram chief of bureau of The Hindu C. Gouridasan Nair spoke. Visiting (Foreign) faculties Clare Bennet and Liz King from the UK addressed the students.

Assistant Director of the school Judy Thomas welcomed the gathering.

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