Representatives of five of these schools, including the Mangudi school, received the awards from chief minister Edappadi K Palaniappan at a function at the secretariat in Chennai on Monday.
“While the school was started as a primary school in 1952, it was upgraded as middle school in 1973.
With a total of 202 students, the school has done away with black boards as all the eight classrooms are smart classrooms.
It is also one of the greenest campuses covered with dense native trees regulating the temperature on the school premises.
As many as 57 schools have been selected for the award introduced by the state government this year.
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