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Coimbatore

Free bicycles distributed to school students

Covai Post Network

Students of Vellalore Government School can now pedal their ways to school thanks to the Chief Minister’s free bicycle scheme.

147 brand new bicycles were given away to 70 boys and 77 girl-students of Vellalore Government School by S.P Velumani, the Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Law, Courts and Prisons, as part of the project started by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Also present at the ceremony were Kinathukadavu MLA S. Damodaran, and other school authorities.

The project, that was launched in the year of 2011-12, aims to distribute 14 items like school bags, bicycles, laptops, textbooks, notebooks, crayons, footwear, geometry boxes, atlas, uniforms, bus pass, and sanitary napkins to students.

According to the data provided by the Collectorate, more than 1,12,000 students had benefited from the project.