Dream big, aim high: Naidu to students

AGARTALA: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today exhorted students to “aim high and dream big” to achieve success in life just as former President APJ Abdul Kalam did despite having humble beginnings.

Delivering the 11th convocation lecture at the Tripura Central University here, Naidu said In fact, the President has proved to all of us that one can reach the highest position in the country through hard work, dedication, honesty and perseverance, irrespective of humble beginnings.”

This also holds true for Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi, he said.

Kalam used to distribute newspapers…He went on to become a great scientist. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to support his family as tea vendor, now he is the most powerful person in the world, as per some reports. If you are disciplined, work hard and have aim, irrespective of humble beginnings, you can go high, Naidu said.

He advised the youths to look back at their roots, values and respect “mother, motherland and mother tongue and Guru”. (AGENCIES)