Students' gesture to suffering Sri Lankan Tamils

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Chennai, Nov 1 (UNI) A small sum, but with a huge heart. Moved by the appeal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to donate for the cause of suffering Sri Lankan Tamils, students of a Matriculation school here today presented a cheque to the State government as part of their contribution.

Responding to the appeal, the students of Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School at suburban Kolathur, on their own collected Rs 41,056 from their fellow students and gave the amount to the School Management, which presented the same to Mr Karunanidhi at the State Secretariat.

School Principal B Purushothaman, Senior Vice-Principal Ms Kalaiarasi and CEO Maheswari led a delegation of students to the State Secretariat and presented the cheque to the Chief Minister.

''It's purely a voluntary effort by the students. They did it on their own. The school management was not involved in it. We only played the role of a facilitator by handing it over to the Chief Minister,'' Ms Kalaiarasi and Mr Purushothaman told UNI.

''In fact we are surprised when they handed over the amount to the Principal as part of their contribution to the Sri Lankan Tamils Relief Fund,'' they said.

It was an effort initiated by the Class leaders and School Pupil Leaders who started collecting money for contributing in the noble cause.

Students S Sneha (fourth standard), P Aiswarya (fifth standard) S Revathi and Barani (both sixth standard), D V Gayathri (eighth), V Nishanth (ninth) and V Pravalika (eleventh) accompanied the school management team, met the Chief Minister and presented the cheque.

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