Underprivileged students get free school uniforms

The event organised by SYMA was aimed at encouraging students.

Published: 09th July 2013 07:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2013 07:57 AM   |  A+A-


School uniforms were distributed to 1,200 students in schools around Triplicane at an event held at NKT Girls High School, by Srinivas Youngmen’s Association (SYMA), a social service organisation, recently.

Twenty one students who had topped in class X and XII from schools around Triplicane were honoured. Medals, certificates and cash awards were presented to the meritorious students by T N Venkatesh, Joint Commissioner (Education), Chennai Corporation, who was one of the chief guests of the occasion.

S Venkateshan, a volunteer at SYMA medical center, was awarded the SYMA Seva Award 2013 for public health, for his dedicated service in the field .

SYMA, a youth organisation based in Triplicane helps provide social support to children and others around Triplicane. Started in the late 70s, apart from running a public health center, it also helps  in the education of the underprivileged children in the locality through its initiative, Growth.

T A Sampath Kumar, president, SYMA, mentioned the recent achievements of the association in the field of public health and education and conveyed the message of hardwork and determination  to the students. Gururaja Rao, Vice President, Axis bank and B S Vasan, Councillor, Triplicane were the other chief guests who presented the awards and distributed the uniforms to the school students.

Sampath Kumar and the secretaries, S Sampath kumar and Sanjeevi R addressed the gathering of students , teachers and well wishers present at the hall.

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