Earlier, speaking at a function as a part of 150th year celebration of Town Higher secondary school here, Vasan said education is the basis for good governance and lauded the media for doing its part in promoting education.
The minister recalled that the school had produced a number of stalwarts, among them mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam and historian Sathasivapandarathar and said those passing out from here had done well in various fields and are well equipped to challenge their counterparts abroad.
The Centre is doing its part to give all-round education to students, he said.
The 150th year celebration of the school is scheduled to be held on January 27 and 28 next year.
Vasan later inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in cataract surgery and glaucoma in the town.
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