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Tiruvannamalai Collector inspects school uniform sewing work

Tiruvannamalai Collector inspects school uniform sewing work

Tiruvannamalai Collector D Bhaskara Pandian conducted an inspection of the school uniform sewing work in the district on June 27. He visited the District Social Welfare and Women's Rights Department on Kanchi Road, the District Cloth Cutting Center in Buddha Nagar, and the Tiruvannamalai Sewing Women's Development Cottage Cooperative Society in Gandhi Nagar, accompanied by journalists.

The inspection focused on the efforts of 1,215 members of Women's Tailoring Industrial Co-operative Societies in Tiruvannamalai and Vandavasi, who are currently sewing school uniforms for the academic year 2024-2025. A consultation meeting had been held on June 6 at Sri Narayana Wedding Hall in Gandhi Nagar for the women involved in sewing uniforms. During this meeting, the Collector advised on stitching methods and emphasised the importance of maintaining high-quality standards.

At the District Cloth Cutting Center, the Collector reviewed the cutting methods for the free uniforms provided to school students, assessed the number of workers involved, and inspected the quality of the materials. He stressed the need for timely and efficient work.

The inspection continued at the Tiruvannamalai Sewing Women's Development Cottage Cooperative Society in Gandhi Nagar. The Collector examined the sewing methods used for uniforms, which vary depending on the grade level: half-length trousers and shirts for boys and skirts and shirts for girls up to the 5th standard; full-length trousers and shirts for boys, and churidar and top coats for girls above the 6th standard. He reiterated that uniforms must adhere to the norms set by the Tamil Nadu Government, including double stitching where needed, canvas collars, and nylon buttons. Uniforms should be of the right size and high quality.

In Tiruvannamalai district, the government has provided 4 sets of free uniforms worth Rs. 4.37 crore for 1,47,413 school students, including 73,514 male students and 73,899 female students across 2,174 schools from 1st to 8th standard.

During the inspection, District Social Welfare Officer (in-charge) Saranya, District Industrial Cooperative Officer M Jagatheesan, Cooperative Supervisor Rajaprakash, cooperative society members, and other government department officials were present. The Collector examined the quality of the uniform fabric, stitching, and sewing methods, and provided instructions to the workers involved in the sewing process.