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20 govt schools get free copies of The Hindu

Aimed at improving the language proficiency and reading habits of students in government schools, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has launched a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which will ensure free delivery of
The Hindu
in 20 select government schools in north Kerala.

Majority of the schools selected under the initiative are from Kozhikode district. Each school will get 50 copies a day. Altogether, 1,000 copies will be distributed a day across the Malabar region.

Launching the initiative as part of the Vigilance Awareness Week at Government Higher Secondary School, Karaparamba, here on Friday, M.G. Naveen Kumar, Chief Regional Manager, HPCL, said reading habit was very important in shaping leadership qualities in students.

News sessions in schools

He also lauded the daily news presentation sessions in classes at the school using newspaper copies.

The CSR scheme was introduced mainly noticing the shortage of funds in government schools to subscribe enough newspaper copies for students, he said.

As part of the Vigilance Awareness Week, an oath-taking ceremony was held under the leadership of Gangadhar Parate, Manager, HPCL, in which students expressed their commitment to fight the elements of corruption in society. A. Rema, Principal, GHSS, Karaparamba, chaired the event. Staff secretary C.K. Navas, PTA president Najeeb Maliyekkal and students’ representative K. Aleena were present.

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