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Create awareness about superstitious beliefs: Collector

Good start: Collector V.K. Shanmugam and T. Senguttuvan, MLA, flagging off the rally to mark the National Girl Child Day at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Krishnagiri on Saturday.

Good start: Collector V.K. Shanmugam and T. Senguttuvan, MLA, flagging off the rally to mark the National Girl Child Day at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Krishnagiri on Saturday.  

Staff Reporter

‘Girl children can bring in changes in society’

KRISHNAGIRI: Educated girls should create awareness about superstitious beliefs among the illiterate women in villages, Collector V.K. Shanmugam said here on Saturday.

Flagging off the students’ rally to mark the National Girl Child Day in Krishnagiri, he said unlettered people in interior villages in Thali block were still cauterising children affected with fever and other ailments.

Child marriages were conducted in Chennapanayakkanur village in Uthangarai union.

Absurd beliefs were the main reason for these. Educated girls should strive to eradicate such practices.

He added that the girl children could bring in changes in society and build a vibrant India.

Over 700 students from the Government Girls Higher Secondary School and Saint Anne’s Girls Higher Secondary School participated in the rally. It started from the Girls School and passed through Bangalore Road, Roundtana, Government Hospital, Gandhi Statue, Gandhi Road and culminated at Saint Anne’s Girls Higher Secondary School.

Krishnagiri MLA T. Senguttuvan, District Social Welfare Officer Bhuveneswari, Chief Educational Officer M. Baskaran, District Educational Officer V. Murugesan, Parent-Teachers Association office-bearers S. Prakasam and G.K. Nagaraj participated.

The Collector and the MLA inaugurated the new building at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School constructed at Rs. 1.32-crore NABARD funding on Saturday.

Over 30 class rooms, two laboratories, four toilets, bore well and overhead tank have been constructed.

Over 3,700 students are studying in the school.

With the building, the number of class rooms has gone up to 72.

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