"The history of student teams abounds in memorable events. Known as 'third academic term', construction work on vacations offered fine practical schooling to several generations. Future teachers, engineers and managers received necessary experience of work. They were showing their worth and learned the unwritten laws of comradeship and mutual help.
"Today's undergraduates are carrying on their predecessors' best traditions. They are inventing new forms of voluntary construction work. The forum has advanced many promising ideas which, I am sure, will promote a viable and responsible cause," the President says in his message.