ANDHRA PRADESH

Medals presented to merit students

Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: Mayor Tadi Sakuntala on Monday presented medals to seventh and tenth class students for their outstanding academic performance. In a programme organised by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation as part of the Children's Day celebrations, Ms. Sakuntala said children should follow the path shown by Chacha Nehru.

S. Lakshmi Bhawani was given a gold medal while others were also given medals as part of the `Vikki' awards.

Students of Nalanda Vidya Niketan celebrated the day by distributing old and used clothes to poor children studying in corporation schools. Vijayawada Regional Fire Service conducted a fire-fighting demonstration and rescue operations to educate children on the subject.

At Mother Teresa Municipal Corporation Elementary school in Labbipet, the celebrations coincided with the launch of State-sponsored health card scheme.

Children of St. John's School organised cultural programmes. Deputy Mayor Ch. Krishna Kumar was the chief guest.

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