Like a child, I sat for two hours watching Modi’s interaction with children, across the country, on Teachers’ Day. I think it was an excellent idea which touched the children and sent a positive message of hope. He spoke on the role of a teacher and shared his experiences. A major part of the interaction went in answering questions from students, mainly from government schools of far-flung areas, including Leh, Ladakh, Manipur and Chhattisgarh. He told the children to enjoy their childhood and, in the process, grow up healthy. His emphasis on girls’ toilets, reading, development of skills, enjoyment of nature and aiming to do something rather than become something was inspiring. The PM mixed with the students and made them feel as if Chacha Modi was in their midst. The move should be appreciated by all for the sake of good education, dignity of a teacher and a smiling child.
Col R D Singh (Rted),