The Virtual Classroom project, where children are taught without the use of textbooks, and notebooks, has been initiated by the Yuva Sena in collaboration with the Shiv Sena.

"We have created special educational tablets which have the entire syllabi of classes 8 to 10 in five languages... English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Urdu. It also has notes, work sections, assessments which can be of immense benefit to the student community," Thackeray told media-persons after emerging from the meeting.

The 25-year-old youth leader said the tablets have proved extremely successful in the civic schools and the students using it have scored above 90 percent in the competitive examinations.

Inviting Modi to witness the success of the Virtual Classroom Project, launched in 2011 as a pilot, covering around 400 civic schools, at a cost of Rs.27 crore, he said it would complement the PM's vision of a digital and skilled India.

Presenting a sample tablet to Modi, Aditya said that till date, around 1,200 have been distributed to students.

"Even Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has expressed interest to popularise these educational tablets and reduce the burden on students," Thackeray added.

He was accompanied by Shiv Sena parliamentary party chief Anandrao Adsul, party MPs Arvind Sawant, Chandrakant Khaire and Gajanan Kirtikar.

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