Dr Ambedkar Centre at Cuddalore-Excerpts from News published in THE HINDU
CUDDALORE, September 24, 2012
Insurance employees’ union to run free coaching centres for SC/ST candidates
K.Swaminathan, general secretary of the South Zone Insurance Employees Federation delivering a speech at the LIC office, in Cuddalore.
The All India Insurance Employees’ Association has been setting up ‘Dr. Ambedkar Education Employment Coaching Centres’, all over the State.
So far, the Association has formed 19 such centres and 161 more are in the offing, said K. Swaminathan, general secretary, South Zone Insurance Employees’ Federation Mr. K . Swamination made this announcement while inaugurating the coaching centre at Cuddalore on Saturday.
He further said that these centres were conducting coaching classes free of cost to aspiring Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates to appear for the competitive examinations.
It was done purely with the intention of giving a helping hand to the oppressed sections of the society who were in need of support and encouragement to face the competition and to come out with flying colours.
So far 19 centres had been started, including the one in Cuddalore, and the remaining would come up in phases. Secretary of the Insurance Corporation Employees’ Union V. Sugumaran said that, at present, 15 candidates were enrolled with the Cuddalore centre for undergoing coaching for the Village Administrative Officer examinations.
The next session would be for those appearing for the Railway Recruitment Board’s examinations.
Mr. Sugumaran said that the union had a tie up with the Tamil Nadu Government Teachers’ Association and the Private School Teachers’ Association to mobilise the resource persons.
The members would also rope in college lecturers and professors to handle the coaching classes. The Dr. Ambedkar Education Employment Coaching Centre in Chennai would be supplying the study materials on a centralised basis.
Except the examination fees, the candidates need not bear any other expenses on the coaching, Mr. Sugumaran added.
Earlier, Mr. Swaminathan distributed relief materials to 20 families who were affected by Cyclone Thane.