There has been much controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers' Day speech and even as schools gear up to broadcast it, a school in Noida has announced that students will have to learn it and would be marked on it.
Asha Prabhakar, the principal of Bal Bharati Public School has said in a notice that students from Class III to XII will have to take notes of the speech and learn it.
The circular also said that the students would be evaluated on it.
The notice has not viral on Twitter with most people criticising this decision.
Take a look at the tweets:
What is this outrage against kids being asked to attend the modi speech & learn it? We had that every year at my school for I-day.
— maxdavinci (@maxdavinci) September 4, 2014
— TheComicProject (@thecomicproject) September 4, 2014
— Lavanya Suhrith (@lavsmohan) September 4, 2014
If I were in school, I'd happily skip Modi's speech & lose those 2 marks. I was the one who left trigonometry for option during my boards
— Aditi (@Mrs_Fadesingh) September 4, 2014
However, despite all the controversy schools have made all arrangements to make sure students get to watch the speech.
According to PTI reports, preparations are underway at the schools run by all the three BJP-led municipal corporations in New Delhi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the Teacher's Day, civic officials said today.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), which has over 750 schools under its jurisdiction, said instructions are being followed as per the Delhi government guidelines for the day.
Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has also made elaborate arrangements to ensure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech reaches lakhs of students in the state this Teachers' Day.
The UP secondary education department has issued detailed instructions asking for the necessary arrangements to be made for the live telecast of the speech, which has come under attack in some Opposition quarters amid a clarification from the Centre that the exercise involving students was voluntary.
Updated Date: Sep 04, 2014 20:40 PM