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Jammu: Preparations are underway in various schools, particularly in rural and remote areas of the state, ahead of the Teacher’s Day celebrations, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to give a pep-talk to about 1,000 selected students at the Manekshaw Auditorium in New Delhi on September 5, which will be beamed live to over 18 lakh government and private schools in the country through Doordarshan and education channels.

“We have already directed the district magistrates and directors to provide facilities throughout the state, particularly in the rural and remote areas and to ensure that the students watch this programme live”, Secretary, Department of Education, J&K, Nirmal Sharma told reporters here.