Ootacamund, May 23 : Expressing his concern over the recent trends in education system President Pranab Mukherjee urged students to focus on quality education with the element of values. Addressing students of Lawrence School the President articulated that education is nothing but developing and building a person. He further asked students not to become informed robots without any soul.
Underlining the importance of School in the process of nation building President Mukherjee asserted that a good school is an asset of any society, country or state. Hailing the efforts of School administration the President said, "I am confident that the future of the country is in safe hands". President Mukherjee also awarded meritorious students of the school and signed the visitors' book. On this occasion Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao was also present.
Established in 1858, Lawrence school was set in the memory of Major General Sir Henry Lawrence to impart vocational education to the orphans and children of European soldiers in India. Post-independence the Indian government took over the management of the school.