THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: All arrangements are in place for showing the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to schoolchildren on September 5, Teachers’ Day, Director of Public Instruction (DPI) K Gopala Krishna Bhatt said.As per a circular issued by him, in the event of any school having a holiday on September 5, the AEO/DEO concerned should record the PM’s address and air it the next working day. (Some schools are closed on September 5 on account of Onam holidays).
Modi will speak to schoolchildren across the country from 3 pm to 4.45 pm. The PM’s address is to be aired using TV, webcasting and radio, the DPI said.
Schools that have Onam celebrations planned on September 5 should end the festivities by afternoon. Schools that have no television or internet facility can use radio, but this should be used only as a last resort, the DPI said.
Schools that have very few children and lack the facilities should take the students to nearby schools, according to the circular.
The DPI has instructed officials to submit reports on the arrangements by 5 pm on Monday. Reports, , should be submitted on September 5 itself after the programme is over.