Stage set in schools for PM Modi's live address

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Sep 05, 2014 22:11 IST

The district administration is all set to beam Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the students on Teacher's Day, a first-of-its-kind exercise.

All government and private schools in the district have been directed to comply with the directions issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to facilitate the students to watch it from their classrooms.
Talking to HT, district education officer (secondary education) Nirmal Singh Sidhu said that all arrangements,including television sets and generators had been ensured in most schools.

"Students of all 1,558 schools - 505 private, 667 government primary, 368 government middle high and 18 aided- will be able to watch the address either on television or on Edusat," he added.

Meanwhile, opposition parties are criticising the PM for the move which will force students to remain in school until 4.45 pm.

Sidhu hailed the step and said, "Students will at least realise that their PM was keeping an eye on their academics."

The telecast will be from 3-4.45 pm on Friday.

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