Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi would address students across the nation on the eve of teachers day from 3 pm on Friday.Reuters File

For the first time in the history of independent India, the Prime Minister is set to address the students from across the nation and also interact with them on Teachers' Day.

Modi's address to students from across Delhi schools in Manekshaw Auditorium would be streamed live across the nation through channels and websites. The telecast is scheduled to start at 3 pm and last till 4:45 pm.

The students of Leh, Port Blair, Silchar, Imphal, Bhuj, Dantewada and Thiruvannamalai will also interact with the PM at National Information Centres through satellite links, according to NDTV

Congratulating teachers on their special day, Modi sent an email message saying that they are the guide to thousands of students and are the "foundation and the building blocks of the society". He said that their existence is significant as the present and future generations would grow on the foundations laid by their teachers.

"Teaching is not just another profession. It is a divine responsibility to guide and enlighten. We must once again accord such respect to the teachers and thereby regain that status where India becomes the beacon of knowledge for the entire world," The Times of India quoted Modi's message.

The live coverage could be seen on Doordarshan website, Prime Minister's official website and also on MHRD website.