Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLA P Thiaga Rajan on NEET examinations said that standardised testing is already discredited all over the world. He further said, "I have taken many such tests in my life like GRE and GMAT. All are bad tests. Any single test on any 1 day is unfit to decide a student's future." "Such tests are inherently biased in a way," he added. Rajan's remarks come amid the unfortunate news of a NEET aspirant dying by suicide in Madurai a day before the national test.
Teachers of Thiyagaraja Government aided school in Tamil Nadu's Madurai bought new mobile phones for students so that they can take their online classes without difficulty. Teachers bought the phones from their salaries as their students could not afford the purchase. Schools have not opened from past 5 months across country and have been conducting online classes.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin took part in a protest against farm reforms in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram on Sep 28. The protest was staged in Keezhambi village. Protests have been intensified in the nation after Parliament passed farm bills, and the subsequent assent by President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27.
45-day Navarathri Kolu exhibition began in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore but sales of Kolu dolls have gone down due to COVID-19 pandemic. Over 10,000 varieties of dolls have been displayed by artisans at the exhibition organised by Poompuhar. Dolls made up of matchsticks, family sets, Ramayana set and models of temples were among the few varieties in the exhibition. The varieties of dolls are less than previous years as fewer artists have participated in the fest this year. Also, due to COVID pandemic, only a few visitors are visiting the expo. The organiser, Ronald Sebastine said, "Every year, Poompuhar conducts Kolu exhibition for 30 days but this year we are conducting it for 45 days. This year due to COVID, Poompuhar does not have good customer footfall. Compared to last year, artisans' stalls are very less. Last year, 20 artisans participated while this year only 15 are here. " Navarathri Kolu festival showcases different culture of India.
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