Mysore, June 30 (KK&KMC)- "Those who instill confidence among the youth are the real teachers. Confidence is instilled by dynamic schools. That is real education," said former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, expressing his views about quality education.

He was addressing an interaction programme with students and teachers at the Senate Hall of Mysore University, organised by District Administration yesterday.

Assuming the role of a teacher himself, Dr. Kalam endeared himself to the young students, posing questions to them and answering their inquisitive questions.

Recalling his experiences while interacting with teachers and children in India and abroad, he emphasised on encouraging the students to be creative and build their self-confidence. He also appealed to the teachers to make classes more dynamic and creative by adopting innovative methods that would catch and retain students' attention.

Dr. Kalam administered a 11-point oath to teachers on imparting quality education.

The programme began with welcome address by Deputy Commissioner Harsha Gupta and concluded with a vote of thanks by Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Dr. N. Manjula. Dy Director of Public Instructions Nagendra Kumar was present in the programme attended by hundreds of students and teachers from various schools.

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The interaction programme that was scheduled to commence at 3.15 pm, started at 3.50 pm, that is 35 minutes late. To save time, Dr. Kalam merged the questionanswer session into his speech, telling the students that he had to travel by road to Bangalore to catch a plane. "If you have questions for me, e-mail them to [email protected] com. I shall reply to them within 48 hours," he said. -----

Delayed justice loses impact: Dr. Kalam

Mysore, June 30 (MTY&KMC)-Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam participated in an interaction with Mysore Bar Association members and citizens at the Crawford Hall here yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, he called upon the legal community to come up with practical solutions to ensure speedy justice to all. "Though the judiciary is trying its best to clear the backlogs, large number of court cases are still pending for decades," Dr. Kalam said.

Speaking about the recent judgement on Bhopal gas tragedy which took 26 years, he said that it called for a review of the country’s judiciary system.

"Delayed justice loses its impact. Children who lost their family, families that lost their earning members, thousands who were injured and permanently disabled and lakhs who were grief-stricken over the loss of their loved ones in the 26-years, would have lost an opportunity to recover," he rued.

"A developed India would be possible only when we are able to provide timely aid to those aggrieved, regardless of their social or economic stature, he said and questioned as to why the speed of justice should be proportional to the volume of wealth or stature of the aggrieved.

"For the speedy delivery of justice, the judges, lawyers and staff members in courts as well as the litigants have all to become accountable for their actions. It is a good practice to get a number of cases cleared by a particular judge known to the public, through the internet," he said and called upon the lawyers to be true professionals and proceed with a case without seeking undue adjournments.

Dr. Kalam said that the Right to Information Act has been very useful and that several people had availed of its benefits. It also provides valuable suggestions from the public about reforms in the judicial and other sectors.

At the function, Dr. Kalam presented a cheque as reward to a talented student M. Arun, a resident of Pourakarmikas Colony in Kumbarakoppal.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore