It was a day that brought different positive ideas.

Make your life like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Bring together the different colours of culture, tradition and identities around you to turn life into a beautiful painting.”

The former Ambassador of India to the U.S. and Advisor to UNESCO, Abid Hussain, told the huge gathering of students at an interactive programme organised by Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan at VUDA Children's Theatre.

He called upon the students to constantly remould themselves to acquire new knowledge. “As long as you have vision of what you want in future and a burning desire to achieve the goals, nothing can stop you from scaling new heights,” he said.

From Alice

Quoting an episode from the children's classic Alice in Wonderland, he said that when Alice gets lost in the hole and could not find her way out, the rabbit appears and tells her that only by trying you can get out of the holes of life and she finally returns back to her world. “Great things have been achieved by trying,” he told the students.

Daman Duggal, principal of Vivek High School, Chandigarh, who was one of the guests, spoke on time management and punctuality.

Dr. Gidda Maheswarudu, Principal Scientist and Scientist-Incharge, Visakhapatnam regional centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, was felicitated. He urged the students to bridge the urban and rural divide in the country and to work for the progress of the rural areas. Director of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan Vasu Prakash and staff members of the school were present.