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TN school in tsunami-hit village bags national award for hygiene

PTI
Published Aug 30, 2017, 5:55 pm IST
Updated Aug 30, 2017, 5:55 pm IST
Representatives of Panchayat Union Middle School, Keechankuppam village will receive 'Swachh Vidyala Puraskar' from the President on Sept 1.
Panchayat Union Middle School at Keechankuppam village was among 100 government schools in the country chosen for the award, which carries a citation and Rs 50,000 cash prize. (Representational Image)
 Panchayat Union Middle School at Keechankuppam village was among 100 government schools in the country chosen for the award, which carries a citation and Rs 50,000 cash prize. (Representational Image)

Nagapattinam: A government school in a tsunami-hit village in the district has been chosen for National Award for excellence in sanitation and hygiene practices 2017 by the Union Human Resources Ministry.

Representatives of the Panchayat Union Middle School at Keechankuppam village will receive the 'Swachh Vidyala Puraskar' from the President on September 1, Headmaster of the school R Balu said.

 

The school was among 100 government schools in the country chosen for the award, which carries a citation and Rs 50,000 cash prize, he said.

It was evaluated by an expert panel for facilities like safe drinking water, clean toilets, hand washing practices among others.

It may be noted that 80 students of the school were killed along with 570 other people in the village in the tsunami attack on December 26, 2004.

The school building was washed away completely. 

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