President asks children to develop personality with discipline

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Calling upon the families of the weaker sections of society to educate their children for a brighter future of the country, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today exhorted the younger ones also to mould their personality in such a way so that they become disciplined and responsible citizens in the future.

Addressing the children, who visited the President House on the occasion of Children's Day, Ms Patil also laid emphasis on the important role that a mother can play in a family to raise awareness among children.

The President touched upon the issues of corruption and urged the youth to discuss among themselves as well as raise awareness through street plays about the scourge. The message should go from children to adults that the younger generation is against corruption, she added.

Walking down memory lane, the President also recounted some incidents from her childhood.

Meanwhile, children exhibited their talent in a progreamme titled 'Chacha Nehru Ka Gulab' as part of the Children's Day celebrations held in the Parliament House library.

An estimated 100 children, drawn from the underprivileged sections of society, participated in various activities, including a quiz, painting exhibition, short play, which were witnessed by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.


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