Kalam stresses role of teachers

Everybody will be having a good heart but they need to develop the habit of serving needy persons

Inauguration: Former President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam speaking  after inaugurating the JSS Public School and Hostels at Bage village in Sakleshpur taluk. Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji , Siddaganga mutt Seer Dr Shivakumara Swamiji, Minister V Somanna, MLA H D Revanna and others are seen

He was speaking at an interaction with the medicos of the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) here.

Replying to a query from a medico regarding declining morality among doctors of late, Kalam said they need to imbibe morality. Everybody will be having a good heart but they need to develop the habit of serving needy persons. Need of the hour was to create a new system before becoming a part of society after passing out the engineering or the medicine studies. They have to understand the requirements of the society and involve in research activities”.

The former president said for any reason, nobody would do that to belittle the image of their profession. On this occasion, he gave an oath to the medicos that they would treat patients with little cost and not burden them by prescribing hundreds of medical tests unnecessarily.

Dr Kalam also donated several books to the library.

HIMS Director Dr Gangadhar, Deputy Commissioner Naveenraj Singh, Assistant Commissioner Karigowda, Tahsildar Nagaraj and others were present.

In Sakleshpur, former president, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday took an oath from students that daily they would do a work that would bring happiness to  mother, after going back home.

He was interacting with the children after inaugurating the JSS Public School and Hostels at Bage village in Sakleshpur taluk.

The former president said “If mother is happy, the entire family will be happy. If all the families are happy, the society will be healthy. If the society is healthy the country will be strong and vibrant”.

Dr Kalam chose ‘Creativity in education’ as the subject and explained in detail how it was possible to go along with education, culture, science and spirituality with examples. “Mere posh buildings do not make good schools.

 The institutions become great with good character and dedicated teachers.  Teaching is a noble profession. Teachers have to identify creativity in children and encourage.  The bubbling kids will be having a quest for knowledge and the work of updating knowledge lies on teachers. Only then educational institutions become great”.

Stressing on the responsibility of teachers, the former president said the primary school teachers have a great role in the education field. Along with subjects the students should also be taught moral values.

 “You have to create interest in kids on newer subjects and tread along with. Adopting innovative ideas is also very important in the current situation.

He said during his visit to Andhra Pradesh, teachers of a school were teaching students
on nature, space and galaxy. “Even I too was inspired by my teachers classes on the space which made me to chose this field”.

Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Minister V Somanna, MLA H D Revanna and others  were present.

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