Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Students of various schools in the district taking part in Lead India 2020 movement felt let down by organisers as they coould not interact with former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam during his visit to Karimnagar town on Wednesday.

Ever since, the former President’s programme was finalised, the District Education Department had short listed outstanding students of government and Zilla Parishad schools and residential hostels and trained them for about one month. They were also trained on how to interact with the former President and questions to be raised.

Before the start of the programme, the students were told to sit in the `D’ security circle so that Dr. Kalam could interact with them from a close range. But, due to time constraint, the organisers did not conduct the interaction of students with the former President.

Incidentally, the former President had arrived on time at about 3 p.m sharp. But, the dignitaries present on the dais consumed more time by addressing the huge gathering. The former President was allocated only 30 minutes time to speak the huge gathering of students.

Students coming from far flung villages and others were disheartened over their ill-treatment by the organisers.