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Olympians, Paralympians to visit 75 schools as per PM Modi’s plea



Every player will visit at least 75 schools during Azadi Ka Amrit mahotsav – a celebration to mark the 75th year of Independence. “Our players have performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Our youth have been inspired a lot. I have requested each of the players to visit at least 75 schools on the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. I am glad that these players have accepted my request. I will urge all the honorable teachers to contact these players in your area, invite them to your school and hold interaction with the children. It will inspire our students a lot and many talented students will be encouraged to follow sports,” Modi said this while addressing the inaugural conclave of Shikshak Parv today via video conferencing.

He also said education should not only be inclusive but also be equitable. “Talking books and audiobooks are part of education system now. A dictionary for Indian Sign language has been formed. For first time in the country, Indian Sign language is being included as a subject in curriculum,” the PM said.

Modi further added, “In the last 6-7 years, several important things have happened due to people’s participation which no one could have imagined. Be it the cleanliness movement, ensuring gas connection to every poor household with the spirit of ‘Give it Up’ or teaching digital transactions to the poor. India’s progress has got energy from public participation in every field. Now ‘Vidyanjali’ is also going to become a golden chapter. ‘Vidyanjali’ is a call for every citizen of the country to become a participant and play an active role in shaping the future of the country and take two steps forward. You can be an engineer, a doctor, a research scientist, an IAS officer or a collector somewhere. Still, you can go to a school and teach children so much!”