Nandini Voice for the Deprived, a Chennai based NGO carried out informal discussions with a few stakeholders in government schools in Tamil Nadu with regard to the present standards in government schools .
The highlights of the views expressed are given below.
Different standards amongst students
• While the government schools have mix of students of different level of capability and some students perform quite well, the standards of the large segment of students in government schools remain below par.
WILL PROHIBITION EVER HAPPEN IN TAMIL NADU ?
Under the governance of dravidian parties (DMK & AIADMK ) for more than forty years, Tamil Nadu has been converted to liquor nadu .
Today, due to the tacid encouragement given by the above dravidian parties , more than 50% of the menfolk and alarmingly increasing percentage of women folk have become liquor addicts. These liquor addicts cover people of all age groups, of all educational level and of all income level and all religion and caste. Obviously, the worst hit are women and children in the poor families, who have been driven to despair. The dravidian parties governing the state did not bother about the steady and gradual deteriorating conditions.
Nandini Voice for the Deprived (nandinivoice.com), organised an essay competition on "Does age give wisdom ?" in December, 2015
Several persons from various states submitted their essay.
The following five persons were awarded prize
* Ms. A.V. Archana - Kochi
* Mr. K.P.Padmanabhan, Coimbatore
* Ms. P. Sridevi - Bangalore
* Mr.Kalathyeswaran , Chennai
* Ms. Sudha Chandrasekharan, Coimbatore
Highlights of the views and observations of the participants are given below for your study.
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