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Updated: January 20, 2011 18:30 IST

Kalam favours imparting science education in mother tongue

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Creativity is the key to success in the future and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level, Abdul Kalam said. File Photo: M. Subhash
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Creativity is the key to success in the future and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level, Abdul Kalam said. File Photo: M. Subhash

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has favoured imparting science education to children in vernacular languages to encourage creativity and enable easy grasp of the subject.

Interacting with students at the Dharampeth Science College during its golden jubilee function here last night, Mr. Kalam said, “I studied up to tenth standard through vernacular medium and later picked up English.”

He advised teachers to bring out creativity in children and teach them science in their mother-tongue.

“Creativity is the key to success in the future and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level,” he said adding teachers should become facilitators of innovativeness.

Underlining the importance of righteousness, Mr. Kalam said it leads to beauty in character which in turn brings peace in world, harmony in home and order in nation.

“The country needs righteousness in heart and ethics,” he said.

Mr. Kalam advised teachers to make children “employment generators and not mere employment seekers”.

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