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13-year-old Tamil boy swims across Palk Strait to raise awareness of environment conservation

13-year-old Harikaran Dhanwat, a student of Hindu College Trincomalee, has successfully attempted to swim 31.5 km across the Palk Strait to raise awareness of the need to protect marine resources and conserve the environment. 

Supported by Trinco Aid Foundation, this was the first time that Harikaran attempted the swim. He started his journey from Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu on March 1 and reached Thailaimannar in Tamil Eelam on the same day. The new Consul General for India in Jaffna Shri Sai Murali was also present at the event to congratulate him. 


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