Students should aspire to be teachers, says Narendra Modi on Teacher's Day

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New Delhi, Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses students across the country on the occasion of Teachers' Day, despite criticism by the opposition.

3.45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts answering questions asked by students across the country.

3.35 pm: Narendra Modi concludes his speech on a light note asking all students to relax and ask questions.

3.33 pm: Modi focuses on extra curricular activities. "One should play and sweat. Life shouldn't be bogged down by books, TV."

3.31 pm: Technology is becoming extremely important in our lives. I request all the teachers to learn more about technology.

3.28 pm: As a student you must have a lot of dreams. I believe that if one perseveres then no situations are tough to deal with.

3.20 pm: All school should have toilet facility for girls, I need support from schools, says Modi.

3.15 pm: There were times when children wanted to share more things with their teachers than with their parents, times have changed now.

3.00 pm: Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani addresses students on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

The Human Resources Development Ministry headed by Smriti Irani had earlier issued notice directing all educational institutions to ensure maximum presence of students during the Prime Minister's speech, reported media.

However she later clarified that attendance is not mandatory but it would be good if maximum students could attend the event.

PM Modi's speech and interaction would be shown to kids across the country through television and even webcast.

However, a sections of students is excited about the opportunity to interact directly with the PM.

In order to ensure wider reach of PM Modi's interaction with school students, his speech will be streamed live on YouTube. The speech will also be broadcast live on DD news and Modi will personally address 1,000 students at Delhi's Manekshaw Auditorium.

A select number of students will get the opportunity to ask nearly 15 to 20 questions to the Prime Minister depending on how long the Q&A session will last.

The entire session will start at 3 pm and will go on till 4:45 pm.

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