Agra: Primary school students will celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday across Uttar Pradesh on September 17, which is Sunday and schools will stay open on the day reported The Times of India.
All students of the 1.6 lakh government primary schools in the state must attend the celebrations, said Minister of State for Basic Education (Independent Charge) Anupma Jaiswal.
“MLAs who have adopted schools in their region will go there and promote Modi’s message of cleanliness as part of the celebrations,” she told The Times of India.
Adding further, Modi’s dream of ‘Swacch Bharat’ can only be achieved by creating awareness about cleanliness among children and this will be the best gift to the PM on his birthday, Jaiswal was quoted as saying.
Chandramohan, BJP’s UP spokesperson said, “He is a perfect icon for children because he has led a life full of hardship and today he is the most powerful man in the world’s largest democracy.”
On August 23, the Ministry of Human Resource Development had sent out a directive to colleges, and universities to observe a ‘cleanliness fortnight’ from September 1 to 15. The state education department has also directed schools to observe the fortnight.