35,000 masks made for exam candidates in Pathanamthitta
Pathanamthitta: A total of 35,000 masks have been made for the students of Pathanamthitta district who will appear for SSLC, Plus One, Plus Two and VHSE examinations that were postponed following the COVID lockdown.
About 10 lakh masks were prepared for the exam candidates in state level by the Department of General Education, Higher Secondary National Service Scheme and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Kerala jointly.
There are 35,000 students who appear for 10th, 11th and 12th exams in Pathanamthitta district. The Higher Secondary National Service Scheme volunteers made 35,000 reusable masks for them as part of 'Mask Challenge' programme. The NSS volunteers were given online training for mask making for this purpose.
Pathanamthitta district collector P B Nooh received the masks from NSS State Programme Coordinator Dr Jacob John. NSS regional Programme Convenor Saji Varghese, District Convenor V S Harikumar and others were also present at the function.