The University Grant Commission (UGC) has written to universities across India asking them to ensure that the scheduled speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 September is broadcast to students on their respective campuses for ‘life changing experience.’
The letter from the acting chairman, Virender Singh Chauhan said, “It is requested that all Vice Chancellors of Universities, Heads of Higher Educational Institutions provide an opportunity and facility to the teachers & students to view Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address on 11th September, 2017 by;
i. identifying for the above programme a common place, audio visual room or auditorium in the campus.
ii. installing of proper TV/projection facility for wide viewing.”
The letter stated that Modi was scheduled to address leaders’ convention to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s address at the Chicago World Parliament of Religions. Chauhan went on to ask the VCs and heads of higher secondary institutions to effectively propagate about the event so that the interested students could view ‘such a significant programme that could be life changing.’