TAMIL NADU

Rotary Clubs to donate computers to schools

CUDDALORE, OCT. 11. Rotary Clubs would soon donate computers worth Rs. 20 lakhs to government and aided schools in 10 districts, including Pondicherry, according to R. Kedarnathan, governor, Rotary district-2980.

Mr. Kedarnathan told presspersons at Chidambaram, near here, on Monday that Rs. 20 lakhs would be allocated for providing desks and benches to select schools.

For enabling six schools in Kumbakonam to go in for fire-proof roofs, Rs. 3 lakhs would be set aside.

For the pulse polio programme, the Rotary Clubs had spent Rs. 2,500 crores since 1985.

The process of identifying the beneficiary schools in the Rotary district comprising Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Namakkal, Salem, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and Pondicherry had already started, he said.

These projects would be executed under the matching grant programme, with monetary assistance from the Rotary Clubs in the U.S. (for computers), the Netherlands (toilets) and Japan (benches).

The Rotary district conference would be held in Chennai on February 12 and 13, 2005, Mr. Kedarnathan said.

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