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Students should nurture thirst for knowledge: Kiran Bedi

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St.Bede’s students win overall trophy at inter-school contest

— Photo: S. Thanthoni

Jubilant moments: Students of St.Bede’s Higher Secondary School receive the overall trophy from former IPS officer Kiran Bedi at the valedictory of ‘Ablaze’ inter-school competition in Chennai on Friday.

CHENNAI: “We are the architects of our lives. A strong foundation based on character will help in designing our lifestyle,” Kiran Bedi, former Indian Police Service officer said at a function organised here by All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, youth wing of Chinmaya Mission, on Friday.

Addressing students who participated in various events as part of an inter-school competition, ‘Ablaze’, conducted by Chinmaya Udghosh, the magazine of the youth wing, she said an individual’s life is shaped according to his/her education.

Describing students as the ‘perfect investment for future’, Ms.Bedi asked them to nurture the quest for knowledge. Noting that they were more fortunate than some children who are abandoned without care, she said: “Always ask yourself, why me? When you begin asking the question, you will progress in all endeavours with self-confidence.” Ms.Bedi distributed prizes to winners of the competitions. The team from St.Bede’s Higher Secondary School won the overall trophy.

All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra Director Mitrananda said it was rare to find such role models like Ms.Bedi who is known for their conviction and fearlessness.

Students from 25 city schools participated in the competitions, including dance, creative writing and singing. This was the second annual inter-school competition organised by the youth wing of the Chinmaya Mission to tap the potential of the student community.

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