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Students of Pushpalata Vidya Mandir, Palayamkottai, celebrated Deepavali with various cultural activities such as skits, speeches, songs and colourful dances. Through skits, the students learnt about the joy of giving and sharing and how this festival can be celebrated in other ways than by just firing crackers and polluting the environment. The correspondent, Pushpalata Pooranan, urged the students and staff to take a pledge to celebrate ‘cracker-free Deepavali’ in the years to come.



Road to success



A motivational programme on ‘Road to Success’ (‘Vetrikku Vazhikatti’) was conducted for Plus Two students by V.V. College of Engineering, Thisaiyanvilai, recently. Chairman of VVM Educational Trust S. Vaikundarajan and Trust secretary S. Jagatheesan presided over the programme. Principal P. Padmanabhan shed light upon the quality education, placement, library and laboratory facilities and infrastructure that are available in the college and explained in detail the demand for technically knowledgeable engineers in the industry. Director I. Sundarapandi urged the students to score high marks in their forthcoming public examinations.

The chief guest, R. Swaminathan, Chief Educational Officer, Tirunelveli, encouraged the students to focus on their goals in fulfilling their parents’ dreams. Nearly 615 students from various schools from the district attended the programme.



Measures against corruption



Vigilance Awareness Week was conducted at Einstein College of Engineering, which was sponsored by Power Grid Corporation of India. P. Ajaya Kumar, Deputy General Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India, Abhisekapatti, the chief guest, narrated how the company joined hands with Central Vigilance Commission to promote awareness against corruption. The students presented papers on corruption. Principal K. Ramar and college chairman A. Amuthavanan spoke. Danu Suman, Junior Officer (Human Resources) of Power Grid Corporation of India, honoured the top three paper presenters with the cash award of Rs. 2,000, Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 1,000.



Training programme



The Youth Red Cross of St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering in Nagercoil and Lorry Wilson Foundation organised a first-aid training programme for 75 students on the college campus recently.

Fifteen staff participated.

Dr. Oscar Fredy , Consultant, Royal Liver Pool University Hospital (UK), was the chief guest. M. Vijayakumar, programme officer, YRC, proposed a vote of thanks.



Graduation Day



The 6th convocation of the Grace College of Education was held recently. Correspondent Geetha Bans spoke.

Chairman Bans Joys inaugurated the programme.

Manomaniam Sundaranar University former Registrar Chelladurai gave away degree certificates.

Principal Kamala Selvaraj read out the annual report.



Colleges inaugurated



Additional Director General of Police Pradeep V. Philip inaugurated Maria Ayurveda Medical College and Maria Homeopathy Medical College at Thottavaram Attoor in Kanyakumari district recently.

Russel Raj, Chairman of Maria Group of Institutions, presided. Shiny Theres, Vice-Chairman of the group, inaugurated.



Children's Day celebrated



Children’s Day was celebrated at SPJ Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai, with a fancy dress competition for students of LKG to second standard. P. Abarna, correspondent, who presided over the function, highlighted the importance of Children’s Day.

A. Ajitha, vice-president, proposed a vote of thanks. Kavitha Suresh distributed prizes to the winners.

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