New Delhi: Encouraging, motivational, inspirational... this was how many among the twitterati described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers' Day speech and interaction with students Friday. However, some cynics didn't miss the chance to criticise the speech and Modi's insistence on speaking in Hindi.
People took to the micro-blogging site immediately after Modi's speech and subsequent interaction with school children across the nation concluded.
Narendra Modi's speech
Kavyashree, a Twitter user, said: “Sir, your speech was awesome, motivating and worth. We are really very proud and privileged to have you as PM.”
Madhur Gupta described the speech as “memorable, historical and outstanding.”
“Masterpiece and excellent speech and conversation by Modi Sir. Lucky to have you as our PM,” wrote Gupta.
Modi first addressed the students across the country and then had an interactive session with the children from Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantt.
Anoop Jain posted: “What a speech and an awesome interaction! Saw a teacher in our PM.”
Dressed in a cardomom green kurta, Modi, always the eloquent speaker, shared during the session his childhood pranks, raised the issue of importance of cleanliness, discipline, girl-child education and importance of reading books.
Some compared Modi to former prime minister Manmohan Singh who was known more for his reticence.
Ishtdeep Singh tweeted: “After a speechless PM for last 10 years, we finally have a PM who is eager to give speech. Hope he'll balance the silence of last 10 years in 5 years.”
Ravindra Vasisht too shared the same sentiments.