PM Modi’s Imran Khan declines job offer for senior government post

Shri Narendra Modi,
Shri Narendra Modi,

Imran Khan, who got his share of attention after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mention while addressing the Indian diaspora in Wembley, has declined a job offer by the Rajasthan government. According to reports, he politely declined the job saying that no other post is greater than the current profile of being a teacher.

The Department of Science and Technology of the state had offered him a job at the post of a project officer. He further said that he would lose the chance of serving the country if he takes the job. Imran Khan was praised by PM Modi for his contribution in the education sector. He has developed several educational apps, out of which, he donated 52 apps to Human and Resource Development Ministry with the goal of facilitating self study throughout the nation.

He also met the Education Minister of the state, Vasudev Devnani and said that his aim for creating apps was to enhance learning among students and hoped to get support from the government in making the vision of better learning possible in subjects like Maths, Science and English.

Earlier, the Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad had directed BSNL to provide free internet services to Khan for his efforts in building education. Delighted with the appreciation from the government, Khan tweeted, “‘Thanks my India! Thank you very much Respected PM Sir Narendra Modi, Smriti Irani, RS Prasad for accepting my little efforts.”

Khan is a 37-year old school teacher in Alwar, Rajasthan whose educational apps are being used by 20 lakh students in the country. Citing his contributions, PM Modi said, “My India is in that Imran Khan from Alwar.”

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