Indias future depends on quality of primary edu

Udaipur: The future of the nation depends on the quality of primary education imparted, former President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has said.

Emphasising the importance of education, Dr. Kalam said, while addressing students at a school here on Friday, that primary education must be made a fundamental right of Indian citizens.

Primary education needs to be approached more creatively where dedicated teachers nurture young children who can prepare themselves for the challenges of the future, he said at the seminar titled “Evolution of the Unique.”

The syllabi should engage the children and lead them to enjoy the process of learning, he said.

Dr. Kalam also stressed on time management as a rule for achieving success and said that children must be taught to set a goal for themselves and be motivated to work hard to achieve it.

Interacting with the students for about an hour, he also responded to their questions on issues relating to terrorism, corruption and India’s relationship with Pakistan.

He later went to Rajsamand to meet the Jain saint Mahashraman.