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Role of teachers in moulding younger generation emphasised

motivating them:A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President, signing autographs after his speech at the 16th State conference of Tamil Nadu Teachers' Association held at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex in Coimbatore on Sunday. —Photo: M. Periasamy
motivating them:A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President, signing autographs after his speech at the 16th State conference of Tamil Nadu Teachers' Association held at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex in Coimbatore on Sunday. —Photo: M. Periasamy

Education system should be reformed to make learning less burdensome for children. Commercialisation of education had led to the decline in quality of education, said A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, while speaking at the 16{+t}{+h}State-level conference of Tamil Nadu Teachers' Association.

Children should be left free to enjoy their childhood, he said.

They should be admitted to first standard only when they reach seven years old, he said while addressing the gathering at the function held at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, here on Sunday.

Influence

Mr. Kalam emphasised the role played by teachers in moulding the younger generation and said that teachers had tremendous influence on their students, especially in primary classes.

Recalling his childhood memories at his schools in Rameshwaram, he said that the teachers were so dedicated to their profession that they went looking for students who failed to attend classes.

Mylswamy Annadurai, Scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation, in his address, said that committed teachers could bring in change and led to the development of the society.

Karunagaran M., District Collector, said that teachers played a vital role in infusing moral values and ethics in children.

S. Muthusamy, president of Tamil Nadu Teachers' Association, also addressed the gathering.

The conference dealt with issues like educational reforms, influence of politics in educational policies, problems faced by teachers and environmental issues.

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