Teachers’ Day: I am a taskmaster, PM Narendra Modi tells students across the country

Narendra Modi's Live telecast of Teacher's Day address.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2014 7:28 pm
narendramodi-kids Live telecast of PM Modi’s address at a school in Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, was telecast live in several schools across the country on Friday afternoon. Ahead of the PM’s speech, students made some presentations and speeches. Around 12 million students from around the country were connected via video conferencing with the PM.  Here are the highlights:


# Keep the child alive in you, says PM Narendra Modi talking to students.

# Skill development is very important in one’s life. Skill development is more important than degrees, says PM Modi.

# Start developing reading habit, says PM Narendra Modi.

# Politics is a service. One who is in politics should serve people like his or her family member, says PM Narendra Modi.

# Politics is not a profession, says Modi.

# It’s not the climate that has changed, we’ve changed for bad and harmed, says Modi.

# What can we do about degradation of environment and climate change, asks a student to PM Modi.

# There is no need to do big things for serving the nation. Start from ground level. Save electricity, save environment if you want to serve nation.

# How can we help you in developing the nation asks a student to PM Modi.

# I am focussing on Digital India so modern technology reaches our children and in different languages, says PM Modi.

# If a girl is educated, the entire family is educated, says PM Modi talking to students.

# Lack of toilets is a major reason for girl student dropouts in India, says Modi.


# Student asked Modi about lack of education in naxal hit areas of Bastar and Dantewada.

#  I used to be naughty and mischievous as a student, says Modi.

# A teacher should not discriminate among students, says Modi answering queries of the students. He or she should concentrate on brilliant, weak and average students equally.

#A teacher’s job is to discover the hidden talent of a student and hone it, says Modi.

# Japanese have scientific temperament and they know how to respect others.

# Modi says students in Japan have an amazing level of discipline.

# I visited a school in Japan and found that there’s learning, not teaching, says Modi.

# PM tells students about the education system in Japan.

# To PM aspirant, Modi says prepare of 2024 elections.

#  I get positive energy from you all (students), says Modi addressing students on Teacher’s Day.

# Student asks PM what kind of a person he is in real life, a master or a friend.

# One should dream about doing something, not becoming someone, says Modi.

#  I am a taskmaster, says Modi answering queries of students via video conferencing on the occasion of Teacher’s Day.

# PM Modi releases book on Clean Education, Clean Schools.

# While experience has been my best teacher, I also believe that good teachers and education were also equally important in building up my life.

# Having experienced the tenure of a CM in Gujarat, I see no difference in my working style, says PM Modi.

# PM Modi answering queries of the students while addressing school students on Teacher’s Day.

# You should read about lives of people who have been successful in life, says Modi.


# It is my request to the students, please try to read the biographies and good books on great people, says Modi on Teacher’s Day.

# Don’t keep students away from technology. Technology is very important. Keeping people away from Technology is a crime, Modi says on Teacher’s Day.

#  India needs good teachers. It is a concern why children do not aim to become teachers, says Modi on Teacher’s Day.

# Why is teaching no longer interactive in India? asks PM Modi addressing students on Teacher’s day.

#A girl student addresses gathering ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech.

# 2,500 central schools and 12 million students are about to listen to PM Modi’s address.

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  1. J
    Sep 5, 2014 at 11:00 am
    My friend the standard of gujurat is that is at 19th position in india and 22nd position in human development index...cl 5 children cannot read cl 3 book....so for god sake don't talk about education reforms viz a viz feku...Moreover go and see gujurat text books which are written by RSS idelogue Bina Nath Batra which is full of foolish references....god sake india...I think indian education is gone to dogs...
    1. J
      Sep 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm
      but modi does not speak whenThere are religous polarization in this countryWhen s attack indiansWhen his ministers are accused of rape and murderwhen innocent young women are rapedWhen there is political murders in the countryHe has poor record of giving answer in the parliment..He only speaks when he feels he is comfortable about the subject.
      1. R
        Ravindra Ahuja
        Sep 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm
        Yes, he has all the symptoms.
        1. A
          Sep 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm
          I would like to Thanks for great effort about social front. My Dear Citizen you should thanks to MR PM to he give time for student.....also for teacher who always side thir selft why they will go voting . Now they all are realise if choose good candiate what the benifit. I do agree with MR MODI certificate is not necessary need devlople the skill as you like.NAMO understant where we have gap. he did great for this kind of initiate ....if you become devloped country then help to impliment NAMO stagtegy.
          1. A
            Sep 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm
            See I hate use less Kejriwal/APP fellow. What the problem if RSS done. It Bharat we are hindu only one religion..it one ...other community not belongs in india stan bangladesh afgnistan it all united Bharat thr only one religion belogns it Hindu. Now the time we should return to our origin. we all are Hindu...as my ancenster are follow other religion its conversion by Mogol emairer/ British emapirer to make it for division.
            1. A
              Sep 6, 2014 at 7:14 am
              Modi spoke well and sensibly, as always, a good initiative, never taken by PMs in the past who had nothing but the usual clichés to offer. But making this interaction or watching his address compulsory is a retrogressive measure harking back to building a cult around dictators. He would have got a large audience anyway. Just a word of caution, even if its out of context here. There are several crises brewing, including on the power front, inflation though not as high as in UPA days remains stubborn, hope this government has done it's homework right and is devoting as much time to tackling those--- there can be no excuses now.
              1. A
                ankit mrankitanks
                Sep 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm
                True. I hope he also know what to do, to whom to do, and what to do because he still needs to show those skills.
                1. G
                  Sep 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm
                  Eyes on the future voters .. Low voltage Political drama.. Celebrated as if it was Childrens day instead of teachers day !!
                  1. J
                    Joby Joseph
                    Sep 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm
                    If you look closely you can see a halo around our dear PM. Well if you dont soem will say you dont belong to this country.
                    1. B
                      Sep 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm
                      Well ,don't judge the standard by your yard stick..Look that the same edu system of Gujarat has produced personalities like Mahatma hi,Sardar Patel,Morarjee Desai,,Dr Vikram Sarabhai,Dhirubhai Ambani to name a few and the latest Narendra Damodar Modi!!!.Education is measured in terms of personality development and not degree certificates!!You are the proof that our education has failed to educate people and you have yourself proved that edu system in India has gone to dogs
                      1. C
                        Chandrakant Puranik
                        Sep 6, 2014 at 6:47 am
                        This address is one of the best "BODHANA'S" imparted by one of the best Gurus to really deserving students.History tells us that such advise was imparted by great monks and gurus at nalanda and takshasheela universities in olden days when India was considered as seat of learning. I really feel our President too follow our pm's example. Indian student need education and there is no subsute to education. Hats off to our PM.
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                          Drkarthik India
                          Sep 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm
                          I am sure that our prime minister will make tremendous change in education.All students and teachers should co-operate to bring a great change.Happy Teachers DayCelebration wishes for all teachers of India.First of all I thank my beloved Teachers and let godbless all Teachers of India for a good health and all success and peace intheir life. I am much happy and praise god to be in the globe and to write inthis Auious Teachers Day Celebration.Let we Celebrate Teachers Day by remembering all teacherswho have teach us to gain knowledge in all manner.A teacher is always a Teacher. But Students who havestudied have become India’s president, prime minister, engineers, doctors,teachers and many.Teachers dedicate themselves in their teaching service.Teachers are Creators, directors, motivators, role models and they play variousroles in developing the mind of students our Tamil script and culture the write up says“Madhaa- Pidhaa-Guru-Deivam.” It’slisted as Mother-Father-Teacher-God. Teachers are praised and placed immediatenext to Parents.Teachers are always praised, respected, beloved by allIndians in Many ways. We should always love, honor and respect teachers. Manystudents have their teachers as a role model in their life.I remember my teachers and praise them every day while Iworship god in morning and evening. Education is a precious et which growsevery day. I learn everyday to gain knowledge and it’s the only et which Ihave liquidity to support the global people.I thank my teachers for giving me such a great et andto improve myself to learn for my w life. IF YOU SEE THISABOVE GREETINGS, THANK GOD. IF YOU READ THIS THANK YOUR TEACHERS.With Thanks and LoveDr.K.KarthikeyanSVASAMSOFT CEO:www.bizbilla:www.svasamsoft:www.edubilla:www.sgbc:www.sgbcglobal
                          1. D
                            Sep 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm
                            Jaggu seems like an AAP supporter. Either ways what Namo said was correct.
                            1. G
                              Sep 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm
                              simply great!!! It was good to see that a Prime Minister is sharing his experience with future of India and interacting with them.I hope that what he said in his conversation will be followed by every citizen of India.
                              1. O
                                Sep 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm
                                I don't want another Manmohan Singh who doesn't speak when there issues
                                1. O
                                  Sep 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm
                                  My nephew fell asleep during the programme. He felt it was a political campaign
                                  1. J
                                    Jaswinder Singh
                                    Sep 6, 2014 at 1:32 am
                                    Only thing which was missing was child labour who could not study and does 'not know meaning of teacher or call it Guru, They should have been involved in this function and should be allowed to ask question which ever topic they wanted to ask.
                                    1. Y
                                      Sep 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm
                                      1. Y
                                        Sep 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm
                                        Tats real,gud said,now people are fooled.PM sir first drop ur RSS growth Concern,then think about Indian Development
                                        1. N
                                          Narayana Swamy Kulathu Iyer
                                          Sep 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm
                                          Excellent speech and excellent interaction with students.Wonderful way of answering to questions extempore. If the programme was notshown in any school/not seen/heard by teachers and students, it is really a lossto them. I think this is the first time ever that any Prime Minister has donesuch a programme and given the due relevance to Teachers' Day. Now a days manyTeachers and Students even do not know why the day is observed and in whosememory. Everything Mr.Modi does has its own novelty and he endears more andmore to our people. Wish him and his team all success for the good of thecountry. Let all political parties add strength to his shoulders for developing our nation into a world power and not go on making uncharitable criticisms.
                                          1. L
                                            Sep 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm
                                            Sirf Bhasan Dene se Kuch Nahi Hoga Modi Ji
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