Khandwa : The institutions which have been shortlisted for telecasting PM Modi’s speech on the occasion of teacher’s day are actually deprived of some very basic amenities. Many of those even do not have toilets, while others do not have the facility of safe drinking water. Many of the students actually are forced to bring clean water from their homes in a water bottle.


More than 120 centres in villages and around 81 centres in the cities have been finalised to telecast the speech of Indian Prime Minister on the occasion of teacher’s day. It is ensured that these centres get a good share of electricity, drinking water and telecast services including an LCD screen for the day. Teachers of a particular centre will be liable for telecasting these services through television and radio mediums. The education department has issued a notice to all the concerned schools and colleges in this regard. Electricity is being provided to schools on a temporary basis to make sure that the schools do not complaint about their inconveniences on teacher’s day.

Many schools such as government girls’ school, government Moti Lal Nehru School etc need rampant improvement in the facilities they offer to the students. Some of the schools of the Tribal Welfare department are a bit better than these govt schools.

A look into the Nehru school spells the challenges it faces. The school building built in 1926, now has many rooms where the rain water sweeps in through the porous ceilings. A boring was dug with the help of MLA fund for providing drinking water to the students, but the school was never connected to the boring well, and hence the drinking water issue remained as it was.

Non Social elements keep creeping into the school premises as the boundary wall of the school is dilapidated.

PM Narendra Modi will deliver his speech at 3pm, and students have been asked to come to the school at around 12 noon. It is said that the speech will last till 4.15pm. The children will then be taken to telecast centres, from where they will listen to the PM.

In villages, which are deprived of a dish connection, a capable village home has been chosen for the task of showing the telecast of Modi-speech to the students.

Khandwa district which has around 1645 schools, have around 176 schools which are deprived of basic toilet facilities, and around 236 other schools which are unable to provide safe drinking water to the students. This fact came into the light when the state government asked the schools to upload their drinking water and toilet facilities pictures on the education department portal. The local administrative officers have given the responsibility of uploading the images of toilet and drinking water facilities of their respective schools.

The education department is also in the process of getting details such as if there is a dilapidated toilet, then what are the chances of it getting repaired. Those institutes who have not uploaded clear pictures are being inspected by the sub engineers of the respective departments. The schools have been asked to submit their informations under three categories. The centre will draft special steps for to make sure that these schools get all the basic facilities.

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