Published: 12th November 2020
Tamil Nadu CM unveils new classroom building at Delhi schools for Tamilians
These buildings in Delhi Tamil Education Association Senior Secondary School have been named after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday declared open a four-storey building comprising new classrooms at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi which houses the Delhi Tamil Education Association Senior Secondary School, through the video conference at secretariat. These buildings have been named after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Tamil Nadu government has already contributed Rs 5 crore towards building the classrooms.
On October 26, 2018, Palaniswami laid the foundation for this building. The Delhi Tamil Education Association has been running schools in seven places for the past nine decades to facilitate around 15 lakh Tamilians living in and around Delhi in getting education. In these schools, Tamil is taught compulsorily upto eighth standard and as an optional language in ninth and tenth standards.
Of the 7,500 students studying in these schools, 85 per cent are Tamilians. Tamil Nadu government has been providing Tamil textbooks free of cost to these schools. Delhi Development Authority has allocated the land for building more classrooms and the association has sought financial assistance.
School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan, Minister for Tamil Language and Tamil Culture, K Pandirarajan, Special Representative of the Tamil Nadu government at New Delhi, Thalavai N Sundaram, Chief Secretary K Shanmugam and senior officials were present on the occasion.