President Pranab Mukherjee will be history teacher on the eve of Teachers’ Day

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Come Friday and President Pranab Mukherjee will be teaching a group of Delhi student a lesson or two in political history. And, unlike traditional teachers, he will not be referring to any textbook for his one-hour long class at Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya which is located within the compounds of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

His students will be from class 11 and 12 and he will teach mostly based on what he experienced unfolding in his life before addressing a group of 100-odd teachers.

(Also Read: President Pranab Mukherjee to take class in Delhi government school on Teachers’ Day)

A brainchild of Delhi chief minister Arviind Kejriwal, the idea was proposed to President Mukherjee in August and he readily accepted the offer to interact with the students. President’s interaction with students is part of the Kejriwal government’s intiative, Be a Teacher, which aims to regularly invite a famous person to interact with students.

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President Mukherjee’s office tweeted about this event;

Kejriwal tweeted about this on Thursday evening;

 

President Mukherjee was a teacher and a journalist before entering politics in 1969. He has Master’s Degree in History and Political Science and also Law from the University of Kolkata.

 

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