- On September 14, 2022, the government of Tamil Nadu is developing a new initiative programme named “SIRPI” (Students In Responsible Police Initiative), similar to the National Cadet Corps (NCC). Chief Minister MK Stalin will launch the programme.
- The scheme, designed by the police and school education department, is being implemented at a cost of Rs 4.25 crore. A press statement said 5,000 Class 8 students from 100 government-run schools will be offered classes on fitness and sports, and will be taught about social evils such as drugs. These classes will be held every Wednesday for 50 students per school.
- The project, according to the Tamil Nadu government, aims to address the issue of juvenile delinquency, driven by various factors such as socio-economic status, peer pressure, lack of family support and unemployment. Also, the program includes taking students on tours, taking them to reputed educational institutes to enhance their skills, imparting legal literacy in collaboration with government and non-government organizations to make them socially responsible.
- The rehabilitation camp for Sri Lankan Tamils, which is being built at Thotanuthu village in Dindigul District at an estimated cost of Rs. 17.17 crores, has finished its last phase. There are 321 homes being constructed.
- Also, a 60,000-liter capacity overhead water tank has been installed at an estimated cost of Rs 14 lakh in the rehabilitation camp area. A park and library are also being created, with a projected cost of Rs. 11 lakh.
CM Stalin launches SIRPI scheme in 100 schools
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