Chandigarh govt school students’ date with Prime Minister

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 21:45 IST
Students of government schools interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the PGIMER on Friday. (HT Photo)

The very idea of seeing Prime Minister Narendra Modi live gave Nitish Paudel sleepless nights. On Friday, he didn’t only see the Prime Minister, but also shaked hands with him and interacted with him.

Nitish, a student of Government Model School, Sector 16, was among the 19 school students picked from different schools to attend 34th convocation of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where Modi was the chief guest.

Earlier, Modi said the audience at the region’s premier medical institute also comprised under-privileged school students, who were made to attend the event on his invitation. Calling the students, who live in the city’s slum areas, Modi said taking part in the convocation and seeing people being felicitated will inspire them to “become something in life”.

Before leaving the venue, he came down from the stage and interacted with students, who were accompanied by their teacher Dheerja Sharma from Government Model School, Sector 16. He asked the students that how they feel while attending the function. “I couldn’t sleep for the past two nights,” said Nitish quickly. Other students also shared their experiences with the PM.

“Children from government schools are here. Being here will leave a great impact on their minds. It will inspire them,” the PM said. Yogita, a student of at Government School, Sector 21, said, “The PM came and interacted with us and I even got to shake hands with him. He also asked me my name.”

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