On the eve of Teachers’ Day, all schools were busy completing preparations to telecast the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
The speech will be telecast live from 3pm to 4.45pm on Doordarshan, All India Radio, Webcast and Edusat.
Around one crore students and 5, 65,000 teachers of the state are expected to witness the PM address. LCDs, projectors have been installed at hostels, school auditoriums and halls. Radios will be used in those schools where television facility is not available.
The schools that will be unable to make arrangements for live telecast will record the address to show it to students the next day.
"We are coordinating with the schools and trying to clear the obstacles coming in the way of telecasting the programme. As the timing of the programme is a bit inconvenient, schools have been asked to handle the situation at their levels," said district education officer KPS Tomar. Tomar said to ensure no power cut during the programme, the Bhopal collector has written to Power Distribution Company.
To ensure security, students till Class 3 have been exempted for the programme, and those studying in Class 4 and 5 have been asked to attend it in case the arrangements have been made in school itself.
Meanwhile, many parents were irked with the timings of the programme. "Children have to wait till evening and parents will face problem in picking them up," said Seema Pandey, a resident of Shahpura. The DEO said those students who are picked up by their parents from school will be also exempted.