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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Finally, Haryana govt toes Centre’s line

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, September 03, 2014
First Published: 10:18 IST(3/9/2014) | Last Updated: 10:19 IST(3/9/2014)

Toeing the national line, the Haryana government has also decided to make its bit to ensure that students in the state listened to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on Teacher’s Day on September 5.

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According to official information, the state government had also asked schools to even take alternative steps, which did not have functional Edusat (education through satellite) facilities.

Stating that principal secretary, school education, Surina Rajan, had on Monday itself had held a video conferencing with all the state as well as district officials instructing them to make the adequate arrangements, education minister Geeta Bhukkal told HT that they were asked to make alternative arrangements where Edusat had glitches.

The task has been assigned to the Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojana Parishad, which too has directed even block-level officials to ensure that Edusat systems remained functional on Teacher’s Day.

There are about 15,000 government schools and almost as many private schools in Haryana.

About the attendance, senior officials who did not want to be named, held that though arrangements were being made, reservations had come from several quarters about the timings, which was towards evening - 3 pm to 4.45 pm.

However, the officials said all the schools with Edusat apparatus had been asked to relay live the Modi address through their equipment and in case of non-functional Edusat they could make alternative arrangements such as television sets or internet projections.  They had also been asked to ensure a special

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