C. Mathivanan, Inspector of Matriculation Schools, felicitated the public examination toppers.

Students should concentrate on Science, Maths and in improving communication skills for building a bright career, said K. Shanmugam, State Finance Secretary.

The present day society is in need of more innovators. The students should follow a systematic style in both their personal and academic career, he said while addressing ‘Harvest 2012 – awards function’, a ceremony to recognise SSLC and Plus Two public examination rank holders and other young achievers, at the S. R. V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Samayapuram, near here on Saturday.

Mr. Shanmugam’s profound advice to the students was plan the work, and work the plan.

Quoting philosophers

His speech encompassed all the virtuous quotes given by great philosophers including Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Confucius, Napoleon, Newton and Graham Bell.

C. Mathivanan, Inspector of Matriculation Schools, felicitated the public examination toppers.

A. Ramaswamy, president, presided over the function and K. Thulasithasan, principal, gave introductory remarks. P. Swaminathan secretary, offered felicitations.

Presentation of cultural programmes, including carnatic music and bharathanatyam, also formed part of the celebrations.