Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with school children on September 4, 2015, on the eve of Teacher's day. This is one of the platforms where the PM is creating new changes and making effort towards the education department in the country.
PM's interaction with school children on September 4 will be a second of its kind. The first was with students after his taking charge as PM of India, last year. The event was held on September 5, 2015, which is observed as the birth anniversary of the late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
During his address to the students and replying to their questions via video conferencing, last year, Modi emphasised on girls' education, cleanliness and the he need to protect environment while describing himself as a "task master".
As many as 600 students were drawn from government schools in the city along with another 100 from Kendriya Vidyalayas to listen to him at Manekshaw Auditorium, while lakhs of students from across the country were present in their respective schools to listen to the Prime Minister on the television. Doubling the excitement this year, government has decided to double the cash reward for national award-winning teachers to Rs 50,000 from the existing Rs 25,000. The prize would be based on the performance since the 2014 award year.
The teachers with exemplary performances are handed over the national award by the President, every year. It is handed over to give them due recognition of their meritorious work in primary, middle and secondary schools. The total number of awards is 378, of which 20 are reserved for Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic teachers.