On the occassion of the installation ceremony conducted by Rotary club of Tinnevelly for it's president and office bearersseveral service projects were unvield for the benefit of the poor sections of the society and also top students were recognised with certificates of merit.
District Governor Elect 2010-11 Rtn. J.K Kumar installed F.Melkio and N.S.Santhoshkumar as President and Secretary of the club respectively in a simple ceremony.
Subsequently as customory every year service projects and awards were presented to the deserving and meritorious by the District Collector M.Jayaraman who was the chief guest.
The district topper in Hr.Sec examination this year Aswath and Janani were presented the Nitish Lahari award. The SSLC toppers Nanda Selvakumar and Hebsiba Buelah were presented the Silver Jubilee award and Dharun Niranjan and Renga were presented the Golden jubilee awrds for the Matric examination toppers.
While Justice Ramasamy memorial award best law students were presented to Gurushankar and Poovizhi Selvi the Medical student award of PDG R.Subramanian award was presented to Dr.Sriram and Dr.Naveena. It is a pleasant co-incidence that Sriram happens to be the grand son of PDG R Subramanian.
For the school producing the best results in SSLC in the city St.Ignatius Convent Palayamkottai has won the ever rolling Ramalaksmi Ammal Shield and they haave won the Lalitha Mani Rolling Shield also for the HSC category. The Lion Somasundaram shield for the best matric school was won by Rosemary Matric School.
Several welfare aids worth about a lahk of rupees were distributed by the chief guest to deserving poor members of the society. 3 poor young ladies were given Gold Mangalya Sutra and "Seer Varisai" for their ensuing marriage. Three other ladies were given sewing machine and two men were given Computers to pusue their vocation.
A kid (young goat) was presented to a villager Natarajan who has to rear it and give back to the club one female kid it produces which will be given to some other beneficiary. This is a novel continuing service project being run for the last 5 years.
A galaxy of past district Governors and dignitories from other clubs participated. In his address Mr.Jayaraman appreciated the service rendered by Rotary clubs all over the world and recalled his association with Rotary clubs in ensuring post tsunami relief to the affected people in the coastel districts of Nagapttinam when he was working as collector there.