Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a novel idea to inspire children from rural background to take up higher calling. He wants prestigious institutions like AIIMS to invite them at their convocation ceremonies.
Interacting with graduating medical students at the 42nd AIIMS convocation here, the prime minister suggested a tradition be introduced of having special guests at the convocation.
“Can we start a tradition of having special guests at the convocation? By special guests, I mean some selected Class 8-9 students from a village school? They should be invited so that they can see what the world is all about,” Modi said.
He said: “This will arouse curiosity in the student, help him dream and will have a big impact.”
“This will lead to them (the students) having dreams that they also get such opportunities. This will have a huge impact on them. These are the things which bring change,” he added.