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Teachers' Day turns into PM's speech day: Anticipation rides high in Gurgaon schools
Teachers day have never been so eagerly awaited by the entire nation as it is awaited this year. Reason being India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's will to address the students across the country. And the schools are making sure that their students do not miss out on this historic moment. Gurgaon schools are also taking part in the moment and making their own arrangements. While most of the schools thinks it is a good idea, there are some parents who are not really happy about this development.

A parent staying in Gurgaon, who doesn't want to be named was outraged when the news broke of the apparent telecasting of the speech and schools making it mandatory for the children. 

He said, ''For me, as a parent, children are juveniles and the PM has a right to address the citizen of the country. Although, children's are the citizens of the country, yet within the school boundary I do not condone these kinds of activities as they children are like soft clays, which can be molded at will.''

While no one knows what the PM is about to impart to the students of the country, schools have no problems with the broadcast. A representative from Chiranjeev Bharti school said, ''For change to happen, we have to take steps and I see nothing wrong with this. Even we ask students to listen to good things and although no one knows what he would be speaking, but we can assume it to be wise words.''

When asked about the cons of this step, she said, ''We should have been given more time as it was quite at the last minute. We, as a school in the NCR region could arrange for a projector and a big screen television, but schools in the interiors would have faced a lot of problems. Apart from that I do not see any harm in the step.''

The circular, which reached schools on 28 August, stated that PM wanted to address the students and it should be made mandatory by schools. While, the HRD ministry later edited the mandatory part and made it optional, schools sees no harm in the step. 

Talking about the same, Peeya Sharma, Principal of Ryan International said, ''I am sure there is something sustainable behind the move. There must be something, which he wants to create between the students and the teachers and hence the televised event. The only drawback is the long day, since the address in from 3pm till 4:45pm.''

As the hour is passing by, everyone is waiting for Modi to speak to the children. Guneet Ohri, Principal of Ridge Valley School Gurgaon says, ''Expectations are riding high and for the students we have arranged refreshments and bus routes so that after the speech everyone can go back home safely.''

Although, everyone is saying it is a good move and must be done, shouldn't we atleast question the motive behind the move by the Prime Minister.

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