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Modi addresses students on Teacher's Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with school students after addressing on the occasion of Teachers' Day in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationwide Teacher's Day address that had generated much controversy even before its telecast, today appeared to be much more than a homily targeted at school children on how to respect their teachers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks among school students after addressing on the occasion of Teachers' Day in New Delhi. The close to two-hour speech and interaction gave an insight into Modi's work ethic, his views on politics as a career, his settling into the role of a Prime Minister, the future plans of his government for Digital India, for prioritising girl child education, on employment generation, on skill development, on climate change and for reiterating his stress on cleanliness.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing school students on the occasion of Teachers' Day in New Delhi. In his address to students, while he emphasised the need to restore the lost glory to the teaching profession and teachers, he said it was vital to probe why young people did not opt to be teachers. Comparing India with Japan which he recently visited he said there was need to emulate the Japanese form of rigorous discipline and humility. Technology and scientific temperament were two other cruciual implements in his vison for education.
School students at a school in Dhanbad listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher’s Day speech over the radio. Donning the role of a 'headmaster' he advised students to "Work hard, play hard and sweat a lot at least four times a day. Don't be glued to books all day."
School girls watching Television as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses on the occasion of Teachers' Day in Karad, Maharashtra. Modi rued that if earlier governments had paid attention to building toilets, the dropout rate for girls would not be so high. Right now the dropout rate for girls in India in the 7-17 age group is 33.7, that is one in every three girls.
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