Tamil Nadu

Free bicycles distributed to children in three districts

10,305 schoolchildren in Ranipet district receive the bicycles

Minister for Registration and Commercial Taxes K.C. Veeramani distributed bicycles among schoolchildren at a function organised by School Education department in Vellore on Friday.

A total of 10,305 students from schools in Ranipet district received their bicycles estimated at ₹3.42 crore from the Minister at a function organised at Ranipet.

9,094 students benefit

Earlier, the Minister gave away the bicycles to 9,094 students from the newly-formed Tirupattur district at a function organised at Meenakshi Girls Higher Secondary School in the town.

The cost of the bicycles was worth ₹3.02 crore. In the six taluks in Tirupattur, so far 90,796 cycles worth ₹30.11 crore were distributed in the last nine years, the Minister said.

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