The students of AP Tribal Welfare Residential School, Somasila, had a lively and thought-provoking interaction with Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy during the latter’s visit to the district as part of the Indiramma Baata programme here on Monday.

They boldly spoke about their ambitions in life even as Mr. Reddy evinced keenness in prolonging the interaction. When Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy asked a student as to why he was pursuing education at the residential school, the boy said that education would give him the power to think.

To another question, the student, aged around 10 years, said that he would like to become a banker because a banker first gives money and then takes it back, thus helping people, making listeners laugh.

After the students expressed their wishes to become doctors, Collectors and engineers and police officers, the Chief Minister asked if anybody wanted to become a politician. Silence prevailed for some time, which prompted Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy to shift to another topic. Towards the end of the programme, Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy advised the students to make use of the facilities and opportunities at their school and work hard. The Chief Minister took part in many programmes at Adurupalle, Kollapanaidupalli, Kandaleru and Rapur areas. He laid the foundation stone for the AP Social Welfare Residential School at Adurupalle. He also visited a revenue sadassu at Kollapanaidu Palli of Chejerla mandal.