Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released Modati Patham (The First Lesson), a book written by educator Chukka Ramaiah on Monday.

Releasing the first copies of the book, the Vice President congratulated Mr. Ramaiah for giving quality education to generations of IIT aspirants.

Speaking to a gathering of ministers and politicians, the vice president said: Ramaiah, as a teacher, has ensured that rich and poor students go to the best technological institutions in India. Mr. Ramaiah’s experiences as a teacher will serve as a guide for other teachers. This book will become a reference text for them.

Naidu also stressed that students should be proud of their mother tongue and respect their teachers and elders. Students should also express their love for their country, he added.

Deputy Minister Kadiyam Srihari, who was also present at the book’s ceremony, said Chukka Ramaiah has worked tirelessly to make access to ITI accessible to all deserving students. He announced that the state government will distribute the book to all state libraries and ensure that each teacher has a copy.

Former President of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Dr. A. Chakrapani, Telanagana Press Academy Chairman, A. Narayana, TSPSC Chairperson G. Chakrapani were also present on the occasion.