Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on February 16 interacted with the students of Class 10 and 12 during an interactive session Pariksha Par Charcha organised at Delhi's Talkatora Stadium.
Now schools have been asked to submit proofs in form of photos and videos that students watched the telecast of PM's guiding session following Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (HRD’s) direction to all state governments to collect reports on the session soon after the conclusion of the programme.
Apart from the students who were present at Talkatora Stadium about 10 crore students from all over the country participated through video conferencing.
The state governments had sequentially instructed all schools to provide details of how many students watched PM’s speech and substantiate the submissions with photographs and videos of their participation.
Schools across the country have received circulars to submit their evidence by February 19 as ordered by the state governments.
"The ministry has not asked for any report on the participation of schools in the event. It was a routine feedback where no mandatory clause was given," said a senior HRD official while another HRD official said that it has been a practice for states to submit their feedback for events like the PM's recent session adding, "No evidence was sought."