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Tamil Nadu launches 24 hour helpline for students

Tamil Nadu launches 24 hour helpline for students


Calming the students over the stressful situation created because of the ongoing exam fever, the State of Tamil Nadu has launched a 24 hour helpline for the first time in the country.


  • This helpline would provide information on education and offer guidance to the students.


  • Chief Minister K Palaniswami formally launched the toll-free number 14417 through the 24-hour Education Guidance Centre set up at the Secretariat that would offer information relating to school education and offer guidance to students.


  • This would serve as a platform where students and parents can get their grievances addressed. And career guidance will also be provided for higher secondary students.


  • This will be of great help for the students in rural areas.

Know about Tamil nadu:

  • Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India.
  • Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly known as Madras). The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.
  • Tamil Nadu is the eleventh-largest state in India by area and the sixth-most populous.
  • The state was ranked sixth among states in India according to the Human Development Index in 2011, and is the third-largest state economy in India with ₹13,842 billion(US$210 billion) in gross domestic product after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • Tamil Nadu was ranked as one of the top seven developed states in India based on a "Multidimensional Development Index" in a 2013 report published by the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Its official language is Tamil, which is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world.

 Tiger reserves in state:

1.Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

2. Mukurthi National Park 

3. Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve 

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve has the largest elephant population in India.