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Kalam ignites young minds

Dr. Kalam has suggested students that they should choose and fix an aim in life and strive to attain it.

india Updated: Dec 20, 2006 17:04 IST

President A P J Abdul Kalam on Tuesday suggested that students should choose and fix an aim in life and strive to attain it. He also suggested that the students should continuously seek to acquire knowledge.

"Work hard for your goal with patience and perseverance. While you are working for your goal, you are bound to face hurdles and problems," Kalam said, while addressing the students of Avinashilingam University for Women in Coimbatore.

"However, you do not allow problems to become your master. You become the master of the situation and defeat the problem." Recalling an interaction with over 54,000 students at Adichunchanagiri Math in Karnataka, Kalam said a class X student, M Bhavani, had asked a question about the role of students in checking corruption.

The students assembled there were told by the President to start a movement at home and fight corruption by making each home righteous.

"I am sure every one of you can make the nation great by participating in the movement,” he said. The President also visited Kochi where he inaugurated a science and technology museum, the first of its kind in the country.

Speaking after the inauguration, Kalam expressed the hope that the museum would "ignite" young minds and pave way for greater imagination and thoughts. He said the minds of the students should be inspired to create curiosity and, thereby, creativity.

Kalam also said that the museum should be interactive so that students can go on a virtual space journey by launching rockets and manning satellites. Facilities for portraying the biographies of eminent scientists should also be created, he pointed out.

First Published: Dec 20, 2006 12:26 IST