VELLORE: Justice C S Karnan, Judge of the Madras High Court, has appealed to the student community to imbibe social consciousness and evolve into dignified human beings. He said this while inaugurating the admission of students under the RTE act for 2014 at the Sunbeam school here on Friday. He also gave away cash prizes and welfare assistance to the State level and district level Plus Two toppers as part of the valedictory function of the silver jubilee celebrations of Sunbeam Schools at the Sunbeam Matriculation Higher Secondary School here.
Priyadharshini who obtained the State level third rank in the tenth public exams by obtaining 497/500 marks received a cash award of Rs. 2 lakh while Hema who obtained the first rank in Vellore district in the Plus Two public exams by obtaining 1186/1200 marks received cash award of Rs. 1 lakh on the occasion.
Justice Karnan also distributed furniture worth Rs. 10 lakh to government schools by way of donation on behalf of the Gandhi Education Trust. The beneficiaries of the scheme included the Government Higher Secondary Schools in Katpadi and Serkadu, Government High School, Karigiri and the Corporation Middle School in Neelangarai, Chennai.
He also lauded the efforts of Sunbeam Schools in providing education to children without discrimination of caste and creed. He appealed to the students, parents and teachers to exercise great caution while handling the latest gadgets and browsing on the Internet.
The judge also inaugurated the admissions of 37 students in LKG under the Right to Education (RTE) Act this year. T. Harigopalan, Chairman of the Sunbeam Schools said that while the school had a total strength of 150 in LKG, 37 of them were admitted under the RTE Act. L. Kannan, Trustee of the Gandhi Education Trust, (which is running the Sunbeam Schools) and Thangaprakash, Correspondent of the schools spoke.