High Court judge Justice B. Chandrakumar told students that hard work was a perfect plan to come up in life and that hard work has no substitute. Poverty should never come into the way of studies, he said.

Attending as the chief guest at the mandal-level legal services meeting at the ZP High School at Kamareddi town on Saturday, the Justice said that the responsibility of shaping the future of the children depended on teachers and parents. The children would follow footsteps of elders and therefore the latter should give up all bad habits, he said.

Advising children not to leave studies even if they faced difficulty in life, he said that education was the only everlasting asset in the world. He asked students and teachers to do yoga for peace and tranquillity.

The 9th Additional District Judge Udaya Gouri, Bar Association president Ramesh Chand, Additional PPs Rajagopal Goud, Damodar Reddy, Sreedhar and Devraj Goud and senior advocate Ramchandra Reddy were present.