No more paavadai dhavani in schools - The New Indian Express

No more paavadai dhavani in schools

Published: 05th August 2011 02:25 AM

Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:16 PM

CHENNAI: Girls studying in Class VI and above will be given salwar kameez instead of the traditional paavadai dhavani hereafter.

Making an announcement in this regard while presenting the budget for 2011-12 in the State Assembly on Thursday, Finance Minister O Panneerselvam said: “Boys from sixth standard onwards will receive full pants instead of half pants and girls will be given salwar kameez instead of paavadai dhavani. I hope these changes will be well received by the students.” The minister said stitching charges would also be revised upwards considering the present market rates.

The Chief Minister had also announced free supply of a pair of footwear to all the kids studying in government and government-aided schools.

Panneerselvam said the State has decided to give two sets of uniforms to the students with an additional financial commitment of Rs 59 crore during 2011-12. From 2012-13, four sets of uniforms would be given at an additional cost of Rs 177 crore.

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