Karthikeyan Halan

Two blind teachers in Chennai school garner praise

Chennai: Two visually-challenged teachers add their mite to the success of Government Girls Higher Secondary School at Ashok Nagar, in the city which is known for its high standards of education. M Shanulabdeen is teaching Tamil for Plus-One and Plus-Two students for the last 13 years, while Vidhya Saraswathy is teaching Political Science since last year. Both appointed through Teachers Recruitment Board, owe a lot to the school. ‘We are

Malaysian Orgn visit schools to enhance teaching

Chennai: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Ashok Nagar in the city had valuable lessons for the Malaysian delegates, when they visited the school campus on Wednesday. To enhance education system and teaching methodology in Tamil medium schools in Malaysia, a 55-member team under ‘Benchmark programme’ comprising Tamil teachers and education department officials are in Tamilnadu to visit various schools. The State School Education Department selected the girls school at

Kabbadi ground in Chennai area gets facelift

Chennai: When you set out to do good, people always chip in. This time around, it was children and women who helped NGO Thuvakkam to spruce up the walls of a kabaddi playground at Vijayaragavapuram, K K Nagar, in the city which is famous for conducting annual tournaments in a big way. The NGO, known for painting the walls of government schools in the area, decided to give a fresh

Chennaiite writes three books for special people

Chennai: His cheerful face makes it difficult to believe that Kumaran K is confined to a wheelchair. Talking to him makes one feel surprised at his level of thinking and confidence in life. Recently, the youngster, a resident of Ashok Nagar, in the city, launched his third book Raja Nadai, a collection of poems in Tamil. Afflicted with cerebral palsy since birth, the 27-year-old has narrated his own life incidents

Chennai Sub inspector helps girls stay brave

Chennai: With attacks on women increasing in recent times, the police has stepped in to sensitise girl students on safety aspects. On Tuesday, R6 Kumaran Nagar Police Station Sub Inspector M Suganya addressed the students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Ashok Nagar, where she dealt with crime awareness, sexual harassment and about selfie culture. “‘Under the instruction of my senior officers, I have started to visit schools in the

Competative exam coaching classes for students

Chennai: Plus-Two students studying in government schools near Ashok Pillar in the city are a happier lot as they, too, can attend competitive exams to enter higher studies. On Monday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated a scheme to impart training to students to prepare for such exams at a function organised by Tamilnadu School Education Department. A total of 412 training centres would be set up across Tamilnadu as