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Girls� education top priority: PM

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, Sept 5 � On Teachers� Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with school children across the country saying girl education is his top priority and the initiative to ensure toilets in all schools was part of this endeavour, reports PTI.

Addressing students and replying to their questions via video conferencing in the first-ever initiative, he said he is talking to states to ensure that schools are set up near the homes of girl children to ensure reduction in their dropouts.

The Prime Minister stressed on increasing the importance of teaching profession and suggested that all educated, including engineers and doctors, should take classes to make teaching a people�s movement necessary for nation-building.

He said the country is facing shortage of teachers and this needs to be changed so that India can �export� teachers.

Lauding girls for excelling in all fields, Modi said educating them means educating two families � parental as well as in-laws but regretted the high drop-out rate.

�Educating girls is my priority,� he asserted.

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Girls� education top priority: PM

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 � On Teachers� Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with school children across the country saying girl education is his top priority and the initiative to ensure toilets in all schools was part of this endeavour, reports PTI.

Addressing students and replying to their questions via video conferencing in the first-ever initiative, he said he is talking to states to ensure that schools are set up near the homes of girl children to ensure reduction in their dropouts.

The Prime Minister stressed on increasing the importance of teaching profession and suggested that all educated, including engineers and doctors, should take classes to make teaching a people�s movement necessary for nation-building.

He said the country is facing shortage of teachers and this needs to be changed so that India can �export� teachers.

Lauding girls for excelling in all fields, Modi said educating them means educating two families � parental as well as in-laws but regretted the high drop-out rate.

�Educating girls is my priority,� he asserted.