Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with students, teachers and parents during 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021' via video conferencing on Wednesday. The event was held in virtual mode due to restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He advocated against pressuring students during exams, gave out tips about how to deal with exam stress, and more. Take a look.
PM MODI'S PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA: HIGHLIGHTS
8:20: "Coronavirus pandemic forced us to maintain social distancing. But it has also strengthened emotional bonding in families."
8:15 pm: "In the last one year, you also got an opportunity to explore yourself. Plus, you have also grown closer to your families"
8:11 pm: "Stop thinking that your memory is average. You learned your mother tongue naturally because the things that become a part of you are never forgotten. You must not concentrate on mugging but internalising the things."
8:10 pm: Coronavirus pandemic has cost us one year of students' lives, says PM Modi
7:50 pm: "Observe everything around you when you are in Class 10/Class 12. There are many professions. Don't restrict yourself. Explore the diverse options around you."
7:42 pm: "At times, parents set some goals and parameters and put that burden on their children. We, begin to consider them as instruments. And when our children fail to do so, we say they have lost motivation."
7:30 pm: We become conscious more than necessary & start over-thinking. I think this it's not the end. Life is very long, this is just a small halt. We should not create pressure, says PM Modi
7:22 pm: Whenever you earn "free time", make sure it makes you feel better. During this time, get associated with your individuality. Express your thoughts and emotions creatively, says PM Modi
7:20 pm: There should definitely be "free time" in your routine otherwise you'll be living like a robot, says PM Modi
7:15 pm: Guide students instead of pointing them out all the time. Motivation will work well for students, says PM Modi
7:13 pm: Usually we are told to solve easy questions first. But when it comes to studying, I would advise students to take up difficult topics first since you're starting with a fresh mind, says PM Modi
7:09 pm: I would advise students to distribute their energy and time equally for each subject, says PM Modi
7:05 pm: "Parents know the strength of their children. They should ward off students' weaknesses and bolster them," Modi says.
7:03 pm: "You are not scared of exams. You are scared of the pressure environment that is created around you. I want to tell parents not to do so. This is not the last stage of life. Life is long...there are phases. And this is just a phase. We shouldn't pressurise students," PM Modi says.
7:02 pm: Students ask PM Modi on how to deal with exam stress.
7:00 pm: PM Modi begins Pariksha Pe Charcha
6:55 pm: PM Modi to begin 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' shortly
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday said that lakhs of students will directly connect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and can ask him questions on reducing exam stress.
Speaking to ANI, Pokhriyal said almost 14 lakh participants had registered themselves in the contest for the 'Pariksha Par Charcha' 2021, adding that 10.5 lakh students, 2.6 lakh teachers, and 92,000 parents have enthusiastically participated in the creative writing contest.
More than 60 per cent of the students who participated in the contest are from Classes 9th and 10th.
For the first time, students from 81 foreign countries participated in the 'Pariksha Par Charcha' creative writing contest.
The Education Minister further said that 'Pariksha Par Charcha' is a unique programme in the world where the Prime Minister of any country connects directly with the crores of students at one time.
"This is the first major example in the world that the Prime Minister of any country will communicate directly with crores of students, parents, and teachers. The exam takes place at every step of life but when there is an exam especially the board exam there is tension," Pokhriyal said.
"It comes to mind how one can get rid of that stress and how to take the stress-free examination. All students and parents will always remember the wonderful guidance by the Prime Minister," he added.
Pokhriyal further said it is also a matter of pleasure that crores of students, teachers and parents of the country are involved in this inspiring programme of the Prime Minister and discussed the stress of the exam.
"On Wednesday at 7 pm, 32 channels of Swayam Prabha including Doordarshan and various platforms of government will telecast the programme live," he said.
(With ANI inputs)