Students join hands to form India (15th October 2010)

Coimbatore: A human chain was formed in the shape of Indian map at the Police Recruit School grounds on Friday under the aegis of Lead India 2020 movement. The initiative was to mark the 79 th birth day of former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and to enter the Limca Book of Records. Tamil Nadu Co-ordinator of Lead India Movement, J. Satishkumar said that Lead India 2020 movement (the second national initiative) was launched in Coimbatore on September 4 by District Collector P. Umanath and Commissioner of Police C. Sylendra Babu at PSG College of Technology. The movement recently adopted the Government School at Singanallur with the support of Coimbatore City Police. The vision of the movement is to lead youth to lead India to lead the world in 2020 and unite people, governments, NGOs, education institutions and corporate houses to consolidate the strength to address national issues. A total of 8,056 students joined hands to form the map. Coimbatore City Police, Rapid Action Force, RAAC, Rotaract Clubs, Coimbatore Traffic Wardens Organisation, Siruthuli, AMA Group of Companies, Giant Media too participated. The Hindu was the media partner. The objective of the event was to create awareness among the students of Coimbatore to fight against bribery and corruption.City Police Commissioner C.Sylendra Babu administered the oath to students. He asked students to fulfil Kalam’s dream to make the country a super power by 2020. Vice-Chancellor of Avanashilingam University Sheela Ramachandran; Vice-Chancellor of Karpagam University K. Ramsamy; RAAC president C. R. Swaminathan; Second-in-Command of Rapid Action Force 105 Battalion B.A.K Chaurasia; Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Coimbatore, D. Rajkumar; among others attended the programme.

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