The `motivational words' of the District Collector, T. Udhayachandran, recently are still ringing in the ears of school headmasters and officials in the Education Department.

At a review meeting of Plus Two results and subsequent meeting with teachers, the Collector's repeated words were, "When I can, why can't you."

The headmasters recall how the Collector, student of a municipal school, described at the meeting his success achieved due to teachers' support and encouragement and also how Tamil medium students were performing well.

Enthused by his words, the teachers, who were initially disappointed with Plus Two results, are now motivated to improve their students' performance.

"When my teachers could shape successful students, you can also do and I am with you," Mr. Udhayachandran told the headmasters. And these positive words are making the teachers describe the Collector an `excellent role model.'

V. Mallady