Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on International Women's Day on Thursday will be telecast live across all schools in Rajasthan, the Vasundhara Raje-government has decreed. The prime minister is expected to address an event via video conference on 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district.
Rajasthan Patrika reported that students of Class VI to XI have been instructed to compulsorily attend the live screening of the programme, adding that school authorities across the state have been told to report the number of students who sat to watch the live telecast. According to PTI, the Jhunjhunu programme will take place between 1 to 2.30 pm.
According to DNA, Class XII students have been excluded due to the ongoing Secondary and Senior Secondary Board examinations in the state. The report added that schools in rural areas that lack electricity will have to arrange for radio sets.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AP
Modi will be on a day-long tour of Jhunjhunu, where he will announce the expansion of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' programme from the existing 161 to 640 districts all over the country, on the occasion of International Women's Day. Thursday will mark the third anniversary of the flagship programme.
Modi is also expected to interact with beneficiary mothers and girl children of the program. He will also distribute certificates to best performing districts under the program.
He will also launch National Nutrition Mission (NNM) from Jhunjhunu along with NNM-ICDS common application software. The mission is aimed at reducing under-nutrition and low birth weight, bring down anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and to reduce the prevalence of stunting among children, it stated.
Rajasthan school education minister Vasudev Devnani has directed to include health and nutrition issues in morning prayer meetings across the schools. Directions to hold quiz on health and nutrition in schools across the state have also been issued. Girls studying in schools will be informed about the quality nutritious food, PTI reported.
With inputs from PTI