Andhra Pradesh

When Chandrababu Naidu wore a different hat

N. Chandrababu Naidu with students of the Z.P. High School in Atkur on Thursday. Photo: Special Arrangement

N. Chandrababu Naidu with students of the Z.P. High School in Atkur on Thursday. Photo: Special Arrangement  

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"You can dream of various things but you should not stop there. You have to work hard to achieve the goals"

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu donned the role of a teacher after launching the Vidyanjali scheme at the ASR Zilla Parishad High School at Atkur here on Thursday.

He took the opportunity to teach morals and touched on other subjects in about an hour-long interaction with Class 9 students.

Reading out a story from Panchatantra that sums up the consequences of greed, Mr. Naidu exhorted the children to be selfless and serve society to the extent possible while pursuing their goal.

‘Work hard’

“You can dream of various things but you should not stop there. You have to work hard to achieve the goals,” he counselled the children.

The Chief Minister told the children that they should stand for values, without which any amount of learning would go down the drain.

“You can tie a dog with a gold chain but it cannot become a lion,” he observed, while preaching that children should learn not to be overwhelmed by wealth or get bogged down by hurdles in life.

‘Imbibe values’

Mr. Naidu stressed the need for youngsters to read newspapers and good literature to imbibe values.

The children gave a loud round of applause when they were told by the Chief Minister that his joint secretary A.V. Rajamouli hailed from Atkur village. Winding up what turned out to be a free-wheeling discussion during which the children posed various questions, the Chief Minister asked them whether he was a good teacher. All the children raised their hands, acknowledging that they had an able teacher and leader in Mr. Naidu.

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