After blocking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's letter to school children, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided that chief minister Mayawati's letter will be read out across three lakh schools in the state on Friday, the National Education Day.
In her missive to students, Mayawati has described how despite being born in a poor family, she went on to become the chief minister of the country's most populous state four times, a task she credited to education.
"I want you to be regular in attending classes, seek solutions to your problems from your teachers so that you could develop as responsible citizens," the CM's missive reads.
She also said, "Today, if all children have a right to free and compulsory education, it is only due to Baba Ambedkar."
Referring to her achievements, Mayawati said, "Despite braving hardships, I did better than my brothers in academics, finally getting a BA degree and a degree in law from Delhi University after which I became a teacher in a government school."
The CM's missive ends with a passionate appeal to children to use education as a tool for achieving great success in life.