R Parthasarathy

(Managing Trustee, AVT)
Chairman & MD, Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., Ranipet

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”- Benjamin Franklin
In my years of work in my company, I have had to recruit bright young people who we had to train for their jobs as they had no practical knowledge of what they learnt. The fundamentals have to be taught well in school and I believe that they are best understood and learnt only by doing. I feel children must be encouraged to experiment and explore, make mistakes and learn from them. Our children will learn faster and better if they have no fear of being wrong and if the adults around encourage them. These ideals are put into practice at Vedavalli Vidyalaya.