Rashtrapati Bhavan to host 13 teachers for a week

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan will host 13 central university teachers from Saturday for a week, an official statement said on Friday.

“The second batch of 13 inspired teachers from central universities across the country will stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan for a period of seven days from April 23-29, 2016, as part of an ‘in residence’ programme,” the statement said.

It said the first batch of 31 teachers stayed for a week at Rashtrapati Bhavan last June.

The in-residence programme for teachers was instituted by the President at the annual conference of vice chancellors of central universities on February 5, 2015, said the statement, adding similar programmes exist for writers, artists, grass root innovators and NIT students.

It also mentioned that university teachers, during their stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan, will interact with various union ministers and senior government officials as well as visit educational institutions in Delhi-NCR.

“They will also participate in various activities of Rashtrapati Bhavan.”

–IANS

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