Select students to get opportunity to visit PM Modi's primary school in Gujarat Vadnagar; know how
New Delhi, June 6: The Central Government is planning to take two students from each district of the country for a study tour to the primary school that Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended as a child in Gujarat's Vadnagar.
"Over the next year, two children from each of 750 districts will be visiting the primary school situated at PM Modi's birthplace in Gujarat's Vadnagar, as a part of a seven-day study tour," top government sources told ANI.
"Every world leader never forgets his primary education school, and there is an attempt by every nation to protect the sentiment. Therefore, the Government of India will do something similar," said the sources.
The sources further said, "Throughout his tenure of nine years, as a Prime Minister of the country, PM Modi has taken India to the world platform and many have drawn inspiration from his rise to the top from a humble background. And this is the reason why this programme at the school is being termed as 'Prerna' (which translates to inspiration) because it was at this school that Narendra Modi got his first formal education."
PM Modi's childhood school has been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) since 2018. During this trip, children will learn about India's valour and bravery and the proud sons of the soil. There are a total of eight classrooms in the school which will be imparting knowledge to the children through state-of-the-art technology and devices.
"Children will be shown and told about the story of the Param Vir Chakra awardee brave soldiers of our motherland. Holograms will be used for children to know about the life and times of great leaders such as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Speeches of the former Prime Ministers, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Indira Gandhi, will be played out," the sources added.
The selection process for the children to be brought to the Vadnagar school is still being worked upon and these trips are likely to begin from October this year.
"In one trip, a maximum of 30 students can be brought to the school. The expenses for the students, including the travel and stay, will be funded by the Government of India through the Ministry of Culture," said the sources.
This programme is expected to take forward PM Modi's vision of 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown Vadnagar, where he stayed in the early days of his life, is in for a major facelift. A master plan is afoot for the overall uplift of the town, which not only served as an important trading hub, but carries with it rich, cultural and religious significance dating back to more than 2,500 years as a religious hub for both Buddhist and Jain culture. The first archaeological excavation took place in 1960.
With the groundbreaking ceremony that took place last year, Vadnagar is all set to get its first heritage site museum to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi before the end of this year.