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Young Achiever awards presented Staff Reporter

awards to the students, chosen from across the State, at CHENNAI: The 10 students its sixth anniversary celecame from different schools bration on Saturday. and places. Their preferencThe profiles of all the 10 es differed. young achievers were strikBut, they shared a com- ing, as each student was mon platform recently to re- skilled in at least two fields. ceive the Young Achiever Paul Karunyam from Deaf awards for excelling in vari- and Dumb Higher Secondous fields. ary School excelled in athletThe Sornammal Educa- ics. tiona) Trust presented the The other promising

achievers were K. Mahathi, G. Anupriya, S. Vijay Kumar, P. Ilango, Anjali Chandrashekar (visual art), T. Archana (swimming), N. Sivakumar (academics), Uma Girish (creative writing) and G. Karthik (science). Poet Kanimozhi Karunanidhi presented the awards to the students. The award comprised a trophy and a cash prize.

Of the 153 applicants, the tor of the Tamil Nadu State recipients were chosen on AIDS Control Society, prethe basis of area and difficul- sentedtheawardto30womty of achievement and socio- en SHGs in Chennai. economic background. The awardees were choDaniel Thomas Matricu- sen for developing the micro lation Higher Secondary enterprise and contributing School won the inter-school to the growth of the championship award. community, The trust also introduced The trust has so far helped an'Ezhuchi Award'for self- 1,600 children get quality help groups (SHG) this year, education, and 3,000 wornSupriya Sahu, Project Direc- en by forming SHGs.


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