President Pranab Mukherjee taught Political Science to senior secondary students of a government school in the President's Estate here ahead of Teachers Day on Saturday.
The president, who was a college teacher and journalist before he embarked on a political career, gave lessons to students of class 11 and 12 of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located in the sprawling President's Estate.
He told the students how the constitution of the country was framed after 300 people toiled over its contents for a long time.
He touched upon the historical background of the issue and said the constitution came into existence three years after the nation attained independence.
He also discussed with his class his own experiences as a student, saying not many facilities were available during his school days.
Here are the highlights of his interaction with the students:
- I always had the urge of teaching somewhere.
- When I was a student, my school was very far, a little more than five kms. I used to walk through paddy fields.
- I was not a bright student, I was an average student.
- I was a naughty child, my mother pushed me to work hard.
(With inputs from agencies)