Students visit Gandhian on Quit India Day

Freedom fighter and Gandhian K. Ayyappan Pillai on Thursday exhorted students to work for the country, foster love and peace, and uphold values.

The 105-year-old veteran was addressing students of Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Thycaud, who had reached his house to honour him on the occasion of ‘Quit India Day.’

An alumnus of the school, he reminisced about meeting and speaking with Gandhi as a student. It was on January 21, 1930, when he met Gandhi who was visiting Thiruvananthapuram. Gandhi told the students to work for the country, Mr. Pillai recalled with enthusiasm.

School NCC cadets presented a salute to Mr. Pillai. Headmaster R.S. Suresh Babu was present.

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