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Thursday , 16 August 2018
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Stop using school students for govt events: High Court to Tamil Nadu

The bench directed the state chief secretary, school education secretary and director general of police not to involve any school children to take part in MGR birth centenary celebrations.

The petitioner said students of several government and private schools in Kancheepuram  district were allegedly forced to attend the centenary celebration of the late AIADMK leader.

Later in the day , Tamilnadu government filed a counter affidavit in the high court.

The government said it would conduct a training programme to help children handle mental pressure on September 30th morning in Salem and MGR centenary celebrations are scheduled for that evening.

The programme involving live life education foundation, is just a measure to motivate government school students to attain good standards for their benefit it said. 

“Moreover, the programme is not compulsory. Students participate voluntarily. Hence it is just and necessary to vacate the interim order,” the school education department’s deputy secretary, P Sekar, said in the affidavit.

 

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