Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Visit to Jubilee Hills Public School
A thousand tiny hands rose to say `yes’ to the question whether they can make a corruption-free India or not, asked by the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Impressed by their spontaneous response, Dr. Kalam said they could make a big brigade to fight corruption when they grew up.
Interacting with students belonging to different schools here on 5th Aug 2005, he took an oath from the students in Jubilee Hills Public School. In one voice, the students repeated the oath: “I will not support any religious, caste or language differentiation. I will be honest and will endeavour to make a corruption-free society.” He then asked the students to have a clear vision of their own future. “What I will be remembered for,” should be the touchstone of that vision. “Vision is the life of the nation,” he said, citing the examples of late Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Sir. C.V. Raman, Subramanyam Chandrasekhar, FRS and Dr. Homi Bhaba. India has become a leader in space research thanks to Sarabhai’s vision, the President said.
The visit of a great man like Sri Abdul Kalam was a significant event for the students and the teachers.