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For stu­dents of the Baba Sahib Ambed­kar Higher Se­condary School in Paharganj, Satur­day’s plan­ta­tion drive with teach­ers in their school com­pound be­came a once-in-a-life­time mo­ment with a visit by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi.

As part of the Swach­hata hi Seva move­ment, Modi vis­ited the Baba Sahib Ambed­kar Higher Se­condary School in Paharganj.

He paid homage to Dr BR Ambed­kar, who had es­tab­lished the cam­pus in 1946 with an aim to ad­vance the ed­u­ca­tional, so­cial and eco­nomic well-be­ing of the sched­uled castes.

Modi swept the area around the statue and pro­ceeded to in­ter­act with stu­dents, who had gath­ered around him.

“Our stu­dents started shout­ing ‘Modi, Modi’. I though they are do­ing so out of ex­cite­ment, but within sec­onds I re­alised that the vis­i­tor was the Prime Min­is­ter him­self,” Ra­jbar Singh Bhan­dari, the vice-prin­ci­pal of the Delhi’s gov­ern­ment’s aided school, said.


■ Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Satur­day launched the ‘Swach­hata Hi Seva’ move­ment and per­formed ‘shram­daan’ in Delhi. The PM drove to the venue and back in nor­mal traf­fic with­out cus­tom­ary pro­to­col or any spe­cial traf­fic ar­range­ments.

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