Dehradun: 5 September, 2015
When a student belonging to Uttarakhand asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi questions on the success of Digital India in remote power crisis-hit villages, the PM promised him electricity within 1,000 days in 18,000 villages.
"How will you make India digital with electricity crisis across the country," the student asked.
"We have 18,000 villages with no power, I have told officials that I want power in these villages in the next 1000 days" the prime minister replied.
Eight hundred students and 60 teachers from various schools in New Delhi interacted with Modi on Friday on the eve of Teacher's Day along with students from across the country who have excelled in various activities.
PM met the students at Manekshaw Auditorium from 10 am to 11.15 am and with students outside through the video conferencing mode.
He also launched the website for Kala Utsav, which is an initiative of the HRD Ministry to promote art in education, said a government statement.
Shortly after the PM's interaction, President Pranab Mukherjee also interacted with teachers and teach students of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya inside the President' Estate.
A Bokaro student asked, "What do you think is a recipe of success?
PM Modi replied: "There is no recipe for success. We should never let failure to affect us, we should actually learn from it and try to improve always. I suggest you all read a book - Polyana - it's on positive thinking."