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Nurture students, says Kalam

Advocating a 'good educational model' to build special capacities, Kalam has said students should be nurtured so that they can contribute to economic growth.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 11:55 IST

President APJ Abdul Kalam, known for his love of children, has again come out strongly in their defence. Advocating a 'good educational model' to build special capacities, Kalam today said students should be nurtured so that they can contribute to economic growth.

"A good educational model is the need of the hour to ensure that students grow to contribute to economic growth,” Kalam said at the convocation ceremony of Rani Durgavati University in its golden jubilee year here.

Noting that there should be continuous innovation during the learning process, he said special capacities should be built in the education system to nurture students.

The capacities, which should be built, are research and inquiry, creativity and innovation, use of high technology, entrepreneural and moral leadership, he said. "The 21st century is about the management of all the knowledge and information we have generated and the value addition we bring to it," he added.