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Water level

MADURAI : The water level in the Periyar dam on Tuesday stood at 126.6 feet with an inflow of 117 cusecs and a discharge of 600 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 66.24 feet with an inflow of 430 cusecs and a discharge of 741 cusecs.

The combined Periyar credit stood at 5915 mcft.

Association plea

The Madurai Corporation should spend the tax collected from residents only for the purpose it was intended, said the All India Tax Payers' Welfare Association in a resolution passed at its general council meeting on Saturday.

Tax collected for road maintenance, library, streetlights and underground drainage should be spent under the respective heads. The civic body should insist on collection of tax for underground drainage only from those seeking new connections.

The president of the association, N.S. Ponniah, said service tax should be collected only from service providers and not from the beneficiaries.

Camp organised

National Service Scheme volunteers of Yadava College organised a 10-day camp at Uthankudi to highlight the importance of small savings and creating an awareness of eye donation, diabetic retinopathy and natural medication.

Impressed by the awareness programmes conducted by students, 87 persons took pledge to donate their eyes and 143 opted for opening small savings accounts in post offices.

Nirmala Sorubarani of Aravind Eye Hospital spoke on the importance of eye donation, Muthuvel Pandi on importance of small savings while Murugesan elaborated on diabetic retinopathy.

Workshop

A four-day State-level workshop on `science writing' will be held at Yadava College from March 7 to 10.

According to a press release, the Department of Science and Technology has sponsored the programme to motivate graduates to step into science journalism and promote new scientific concepts among the public.

Participants will get hands-on training in writing science topics in print medium, radio and television.

For registration and details, interested graduates can contact G. Thiruvasagam, Principal, Yadava College, Madurai or P.S. Navaraj at 0452-2681048, navaraj678@sify.com or V. Mohan at 0452-2642739.

Food and accommodation will be provided free and the last date for registration is February 27.

Students bag prize

Students of IX standard of Kendriya Vidayalaya, Narimedu, brought laurels to the school by bagging prizes at the inter-school Sanskrit meet conducted by Sourashtra College recently.

According to a press release, the students participated in `Gita' chanting competition, story telling in Sanskrit and skit and quiz based on `The Mahabharatha.'

The school also organised a spoken Sanskrit programme from February 1 to 15 to enable students to learn the commutative approach to the language. — Staff Reporter

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