Teachers’ Day: Narendra Modi’s top ten lessons for school children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed school children from across the country via a satellite link.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2014 6:30 pm
narendramodi-kids PM Modi’s live speech on Teachers’ Day

To mark the Teachers’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed school children from across the country via a satellite link. Here are the ten lessons that Modi taught the children.

1. Keep the child alive in you

2. Politics is a service. One who is in politics should serve people like his or her family member

3. If a girl is educated, the entire family is educated

4. A teacher’s job is to discover the hidden talent of a student

5. One should dream about doing something, not becoming someone

6. I am a taskmaster

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

8. You should read about lives of people who have been successful in life

9. I am focussing on Digital India so modern technology reaches our children and in different languages

10. Serving the nation does not only mean doing grand things. Doing small things is a big service to the nation

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    Alagu S
    Sep 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm
    An excellent & stirring speech by the PM. Really inspiring to the students & thought provoking to teachers. It will increase the respect to teachers by students & motivational for the teachers to teach better. The country has a true leader after a long time, with focus on tradition, values as well as modern technology. Such direct & candid address by a PM is not known in my memory for a long time. I am really proud of our PM, in such national character building exercises. Hats off to you, PM Sir.
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    Sudhir
    Sep 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm
    Only traitors who wish to see the nation looted &shameless, spineless, bootlickers of the hi family will support thisscam-ridden, corrupt, every-week-price hiking, lying, looting,doing--in-office gang of thieves congress.
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    Sudhir
    Sep 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    The BJP is evidently serious about improving the quality of life of theIndians.
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    D N
    Sep 6, 2014 at 1:46 am
    Thanks Mr. Modi to the children. Conveying to them that they are relevant, indeed the future, in stilling in them a sense of patriotism and a meaning to learning, you have done yeoman service to them. You must be one of the first heads of state to address a nation's children directly. This is far better than keeping talking to a sensation prone media,Kudos to you PM sir, please reach out to all people and Acche Din will come
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    MANEESH ROY
    Sep 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    It's nice that Prime Minister talks to future generation.What Mr.Modi means by saying that politics is DESH SEWA, is difficult to understand.Does DESH SEWA means abolition of pension plus jobs for those with whom he is interacting today,or privatisation of public sector undertakings,or asking every nation for investment without considering environment consequences,or making economy dependent on foreign investment,or divsion of people in the name of caste.What is DESH SEWA ?The earnest and best DESH SEWA is to establish new public sector undertakings, reinstate pre-2004 pension policy for govt. employees , abolish caste based reservation in government jobs,invite only least-polluting technology from foreign countries, invest large sums of money in space technology, promote agriculture in such a manner that prices of food products are affordable. Almost no big new public sector enterprise was established during Congress rule and everything was given to private sector.Where is Congress at present,it is only because of bad economic policies that Congress is not even the biggest opposition party in Lok Sabha. Private sector is only concerned with profits without any deed towards nation development.And always remember, that in a developing country the MORE the government spends by miniting money,MORE is the welfare of citizens. Let’s hope that Mr.Modi and his ministers do some DESH SEWA.
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    Jagdish Jain
    Sep 6, 2014 at 1:02 am
    I think Modi is a very naive thinker, or he is a crook.
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    Proton
    Sep 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    He said do not do only big work, even a good small work is a BIG contribution to build the nation. If a girl is educated, entire family is educated. Every grownup has to write this on wall of his bedroom so that he has to read it as first thing of the day. Giving suggestions to fools does not help anything and no need for a wise man. I did not understand what Maneesh Roy wants to say in his opinion. Clearly he knows nothing about industrialisation, production in country, saving foreign exchange and ¨minting" (?) money, nor he is able to think beyond his own benefits from Government - like pension. what is it in his sentence ¨MORE the government spends by miniting money,MORE is the welfare of citizens¨ ? Go, study some good books, acquire knowledge, acquire experience by moving all parts of country and learn how people live, what are their problems. Mr Modi, if he lives another 15-20 years and gets to serve India as PM, I guarantee rise of India in top 2-3 nations. See the vision, see the goals set by him, see his approach to them and see his ideologies.
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    Kurian Kottackakam
    Sep 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    If all our children wake up every day dreaming about doing something substantial, the fate of our country would be entirely different
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