NewDelhi,Sep5: President Pranab Mukherjee interacted with teachers and students at the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya inside the President' Estate in Delhi.
A teacher gives himself to the students and the job of a student is to draw from him as much as possible: President Mukherjee
"If you feel bored, please feel free to tell me. I am not Minister or President today. I am your Mukherjee sir. I will be very happy if you call me that," President Pranab Mukherjee tells studentsPresident Pranab Mukherjee on the political history of India:
It took three years to draft the constitution
There were 300 members, elected in a very complicated manner
The first job of the constituent assembly was to elect a president
The Constitution starts with - 'We the people of India -'
These two words secular and socialist were added through 44th amendment in 1975
The constitution gave Indian people power to make their own laws
Here are the highlights of what he said:
I was an average student from a backward area.
My school was very far, a little more than five kms. I used to walk through paddy fields.
I used to tie a towel around my waist and another on my head to protect my books and belongings.
I was a very naughty boy. I did not want to go to school because I had to walk five kms every day.