Students must imbibe spirit of adventure and good habits: Governor

Hyderabad, Oct 5: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has exhorted the students to inculcate the spirit of adventure and good habits from early on so as to lead a healthy and successful life.

She said that being honest, truthful, confident, courageous and adventurous need to be part of the character development from childhood.

The Governor was virtually addressing the students on the topic of “Grand Vision for Youth in India” organised by the Silver Oaks International Schools on their Student Self-Government Day, from the Raj Bhavan, here on Monday.

Exhorting the students to enjoy the habit of book reading, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan reminisced that her father inculcated the book reading habit in her by presenting Swami Vivekananda book when she was in 4th standard.

The Governor urged parents and teachers to present books to their children and encourage them read non-academic books too.

She had particularly suggested the book titled “Exam Warriors” written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the most useful to help them overcome the fear of examinations and to do well in the examinations.

The Governor motivated the students to learn from lives of great people like Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who rose from being a paperboy to the President of India and Narendra Modi ji, who hailed from a humble Tea sellers family and went on become the Prime Minister of the country.

“You must have passion and ready to pursue it with utmost discipline, hard work and be willing to make sacrifices. Emulate the achievements of sporting idols like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and PV Sindhu,” she added.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan also emphasized on the need to practice Yoga and meditation to improve their concentration and read the everyday lessons on the same day and likened it as we take food every day to satiate our every day hunger.

The Governor wanted the children to respect the elders in the family and protect the nature and natural resources and told them not to waste any resource including the time, the most precious of all.

One must enjoy one’s studies and enjoy the nature and have a clear vision. I would like to see students from our country emerge as the global leaders in their chosen fields.

Silver Oaks International Schools director Ms Seetha Murthy, managing director Dhanunjaya, and student government prime minister Saahas Sagar Rao and thousands of students joined the inspiration session with the Governor, whose speech was laced with interesting anecdotes.

-Press note


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