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CM visits school, tells students to focus like Arjun

MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited his school, Government Middle School, at Shivaji Nagar in Bhopal on Tuesday to narrate stories and share memories of his school days to children under ‘Kahani Utsav’.

bhopal Updated: Nov 30, 2016 08:29 IST
The chief minister with students at the government middle school on Tuesday. The CM had studied at this school. Mujeeb Faruqui/ht photo
The chief minister with students at the government middle school on Tuesday. The CM had studied at this school. Mujeeb Faruqui/ht photo(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited his school, Government Middle School, at Shivaji Nagar in Bhopal on Tuesday to narrate stories and share memories of his school days to children under ‘Kahani Utsav’.

The CM, who had studied from Class 6 to 8 in this school from 1969, narrated the story of epic Mahabharata’s character Arjun and his test by his teacher Dronacharya, through which he said children can achieve success by focusing on studies.

Sharing an example of honesty for the schoolchildren, Chouhan narrated an experience of Mahatma Gandhi where he refused to copy an answer he was unfamiliar with, when asked to do so by his teacher.

Kahani Utsav is being organised to develop reading habits among children.

Recollecting his school days, Chouhan said he used to walk to the school from Ravishankar Nagar. “I was taught by Kashyap Sir and Shailbala Madam. I used to play football here and teachings of this school and blessings of the teachers have made me a good person. We all become good by the values given by our parents and from lessons by teachers,” he said.

Reliving memories, Chouhan said Bal Sabha and dramas were held in the school. “I always used to achieve distinction in my class. After clearing Class 8, I went to Model School TT Nagar for further studies and was sent to jail during Emergency for opposing it. After spending nine-and-a-half months in jail, I appeared for Class 11 examination in March 1977 and cleared it with 1st division. I did MA in Philosophy and passed with 1st division,” he said.

Chouhan said the students will be taken for a visit to Mandavgarh during their winter vacation. “The school building will be renovated and a new building will be constructed. A sports ground will be developed and sports merchandise for cricket, hockey and badminton will be provided,” the CM said.

The CM also distributed books to the children and assured of all possible help for study of bright students. “Fee for higher education in fields like medical, engineering etc. will be provided by the state government to talented but poor students after getting admissions,” he said. Chouhan said he has worked considering the 7.5 crore people of the state to be his family. “This is the result of public’s affection, blessings and trust of the national leadership.”