New Delhi, 12 Feb 2016. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, addressed the Akhil Bharatiya Prachaarya Sammelan, organized by the Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharati Shiksha Sansthan in New Delhi today. 

The Prime Minister exhorted the gathering to work towards establishing even more firmly, the image of Vidya Bharati, as an institution committed to "education with values." He urged the Principals to work towards instilling excellence in every aspect of students' lives. As an illustration, he asked them to work to prepare sportspersons who could win gold medals at the 2020 Olympics. 

The Prime Minister said students of Vidya Bharati schools can also work towards bringing positive changes in society, in areas such as Cleanliness (Swachh Bharat), and Energy Conservation (Bijli Bachao). Explaining that use of LED bulbs helps save electricity, he asked Vidya Bharati Schools to make maximum use of them. 

The Prime Minister emphasized the need to imbibe technology in all aspects of education, and to take full advantage of the benefits it offers. As an illustration, he said inspirational stories of various schools could be easily shared across the Vidya Bharati school network, using technology. 

The Prime Minister urged the assembled Prachaaryas to become torch-bearers of positivity and positive energy. 

Union Minister for HRD, Smt. Smriti Irani, was present on the occasion.