Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Varanasi, on Monday spent his 68th birthday in his home constituency and gave a pep talk to young school children in the temple town of Uttar Pradesh.
Modi, who interacted with students of a primary school at Narur and the Kashi Vidyapeeth, told them never to feel afraid to ask questions, saying it is a key aspect of learning.
“As students, it is vital to ask questions. Never feel afraid to ask questions. It is a key aspect of learning,” Modi said in his interaction at the Narur school on a variety of subjects, calling the children “future of India”.
The prime minister also advised students to give importance to sports and must go out to play since it was an essential part of their life.
“Students must give importance to sports. It is important to learn various skills, this will help you forever,” he said.
Earlier, on his arrival, the prime minister was received at the airport by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey.
After spending the night in Varanasi, Modi will lay the foundation stone of various development projects, cumulatively worth more than Rs 500 crore on Tuesday, according to a statement by the prime minister’s office (PMO).