CM inaugurates 64 homes for elders, destitute kids
By Express News Service - CHENNAI
06th September 2012 09:00 AM
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday inaugurated many new buildings for a number of schools across the State, special homes for senior citizens and destitute children and a new engineering college at Bodinaickanur in Theni district, through video-conferencing facility at the Secretariat here.
The 64 special homes (two each for 32 districts),which would give shelter to senior citizens and destitute children have been constructed at a cost of Rs 1.76 crore. The project has been evolved after taking into account the psychological needs of the aged people and the destitute children who can share love and affection in these homes. Differently-abled senior citizens would also be allowed to stay in these homes. Each home will give shelter to 25 senior citizens and 25 destitute children. The homes would provide food, shelter, medical facilities and recreation for the inmates.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister inaugurated new buildings, labs, office premises and other facilities constructed by the School Education Department at 268 government high and higher secondary schools at a cost of Rs 169.44 crore. These were parts of the initiatives taken by the government to provide quality education to the students of the State.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated an engineering college affiliated to the Anna University at Bodinayakanur in Theni district for which she had already allocated Rs 93.64 crore.
The college would offer engineering degrees in civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics and computer science, an official release here said, adding that 60 students would be admitted in each of the courses.
Besides, the CM inaugurated new buildings for colleges and polytechnics in various parts of the State at a cost of `110.57 crore.
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