Akhilesh laptops to play Modi CDs

LUCKNOW (TIP): Political opposition notwithstanding, the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has 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. Ahead of the event on September 5, the Akhilesh Yadav-led government is making sure that the PM’s speech reaches students through television, webcasting, loudspeakers and even via laptops, which were distributed among UP students by the CM under a flagship scheme.

“The education department has been directed to ensure that CDs of Modi’s speech should be showed on laptops that have been distributed by the state government,” principal secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal, said. In a circular sent to all district inspectors of schools, director of secondary education, Awadh Naresh Sharma, specified that, “Modi’s programme would be in addition to the regular programme organised in schools and colleges. In schools where computers are available, preparations should be made for live webcast, it added. It was also advised that in remote areas the programme should be relayed on public address systems via radio.

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