TAMIL NADU

Scholarship for rescued child workers in Vellore

Special Correspondent

VELLORE: The Collector, S.Gopalakrishnan has ordered disbursement of the total accumulated monthly scholarship of Rs.27 lakhs to students in the special schools for rescued child workers run by the Child Labour Abolition Support Scheme (CLASS) in Vellore district to enable them to continue their studies in regular schools. The monthly scholarship of Rs.100 each meant for the rescued workers studying in special schools was retained by CLASS as the parents were diverting them for personal use instead of saving it for the education of their children. A total of 1863 children studying in special schools were enrolled in regular schools in 2004-05.

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