Howrah: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech is projecting live at the Seminar Hall at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), once known as BE College in Shibpur, Howrah.
IIEST officials who did not wish to be named said nothing wrong with a prime minister’s address. West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has refused to allow telecast of PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha par Charcha’ in institutions run by the state school education and higher education department.
On Thursday, Chatterjee said: “Our students are at the moment gearing up to appear in Madhyamik and Higher Secondary examinations. Last-minute preparations are on. I do not see any need to make arrangements in educational institutions to watch the telecast.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held an interactive session titled ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ with students from across the country, through a video conference from Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium.
Prime Minister Modi has discussed exam-related issues with both the states government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) at around 11:00 am.
UGC had issued a circular asking universities and even IITs to telecast the PM’s interactive address from Delhi’s Talkotra Stadium, where a section of students will be present. Several city-based CBSE and CISCE affiliated schools have already asked students to be present for the PM’s lecture from 11am on Friday.