Teachers Day: No Compulsion

The directive/instruction issued by the Modi government asking all schools of the country to ensure that the students hear the Prime Minister’s address on September 5 – the Teachers Day – is unprecedented. Such an instruction has never been issued in independent India even for the mandatory Addresses to the Nation by the Hon’ble President and the Prime Minister. Such an instruction is also never given for the Prime Minister’s Independence Day Address from the Red Fort. Clearly, the RSS/BJP seek to use this occasion for the indoctrination of the young minds, instead of them being exposed to all ideas and, thus, preparing them to make informed choices in their lives.