TAMIL NADU

IJC's school building opened

CHENNAI OCT. 5. The Consul- General of Japan in Chennai, Masayuki Makiya, inaugurated a new school premises for teaching Japanese language and providing computer training, built by the Indo-Japan Centre (IJC) on Monday last.

The building was constructed with the Japanese Government's grant under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), which provided funds to the tune of Rs. 36.72 lakhs.

Unveiling the plaque, the Consul General said the IJC played an important role in furthering mutual understanding and promoting friendly relations between India and Japan by conducting cultural events and vocational training programmes for students.

It was significant that the completion of this building took place at a time when the golden jubilee of Indo-Japan diplomatic relations was being celebrated, he said.

The IJC president, R.Veeramani, said the school was started with one teacher and a few students and today, it had eight teachers, who were handling 250 students.

The IJC director, R.Ramakrishna Raja, and the Secretary-General, N. Krishnaswami, spoke.

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