Pranab’s class, PM Modi’s address to students on Teachers’ Day

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 04, 2015 08:19 IST
The Delhi government has put up hoardings to inform people about the President’s Teachers’ Day programme. (PTI Photo)

Both President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have scheduled special interaction with kids this Teachers’ Day on September 5.

The President will hold a special class of a group of 60 students from Class 11 and 12 and is likely to give them a lesson in Political Science at a government school on Friday. The Prime Minister will also address the students on Friday between 10am and 11:45am.

The directorate of education has asked all schools in Delhi to make adequate arrangements for students and teachers to view the programme live on DD News Channel.

The schools have also been directed to serve mid-day meal between 9:15am and 9:45am after which students will assemble to watch the address by the Prime Minister and later the President’s programme.

The President, who was a college teacher and a journalist before he joined politics in 1969, will hold a joint class for Class 11 and 12 students of Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located inside the President’s Estate.

“Sixty students from Class 11and 12 will attend the President’s class. The students were selected based on their overall performance in school. He is likely to teach the students Political Science and will also interact with them,” said Omlata Singh, principal of the school.

Principal of Ahlcon International Ashok Pandey said, “The junior classes will not be attending the address but parents have been informed about how they can make the students view the PM’s speech. However, senior students will watch both the programmes. The auditoriums has been made ready to oraganise the telecast of the programmes.”

Meanwhile, HRD minister Smriti Irani on Thursday presented CBSE awards to 34 teachers ahead of the national Teacher’s Day celebrations on September 5.

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