Missile Man and former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Tuesday motivated thousands of school going children to dream big and inculcate culture of excellence in their day to day life to realise their dreams.
The school children who had assembled there listened to him in rapt attention. Ironically, meeting most popular president of India remained a distant dream for the govt school children.
As per rough estimates the entire pandal was filled with thousands of school children from famous city private schools and barely govt school children were visible during the inauguration of the Children Science Congress.
Though students of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Army school were present in the pandal but the students belonging to state govt run school were no where to be seen.
The private schools managements had registered their school children and deployed their school buses to ferry them to the venue of the science congress. These school children also visited DRDO section in the science exhibition and posed number of questions to Dr APJ
Abdul Kalam and Prof Yash Pal but absence of govt school children exposed the functioning of the school education department.
The senior authorities, embroiled in red tapism, missed the great opportunity of introducing the school children and giving them the exposure of meeting former President of India. According to several senior govt school teachers in the absence of transport facilities and lack of will on the part of senior school education department functionaries the school children missed the opportunity of attending the Children Science Congress.