Accordingly the announcement of election dates turned out to be a blessing for a government school in Coimbatore district. Reportedly a government middle school located in the Thadagam reserve forest area, a region populated by tribals, received an electricity connection after 17 years since the school has been notified as a polling booth.
Meanwhile the school is located in Anaikatti in Periyanaickenpalayam block in Coimbatore district and has 47 students who come from the nearby villages on the rolls. Furthermore the school serves as the centre for education for children who hail from the three tribal hamlets Chembukarai, Dhoomanur and Kattusalai inside the Thadagam reserve forest, where these three villages, with around 150 families, got electrified only in 2016.
Moreover the headmaster of the school said that the school started functioning in 2002 and since then, it had not been given power supply. Accordingly a few years later, an organization had installed a solar power system, but it was not sufficient to power fans or lights during the rainy and winter season due to inadequate sunlight. Presently the school will enjoy power supply round the clock and the village authorities hope that more students will come to school to study even if their houses do not have power.