Prime Minister Narendra Modi has interacted with students, teachers, and parents during his ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ program today.
This is the third edition of the Prime Minister’s interaction program with school students ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ which was held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi at 11 am.
During the program, the Prime Minister has answered questions and interacted with selected students about how they can beat examination stress.
Around 2,000 students participated from all over India in the program.
“The HRD Ministry in partnership with MyGov launched a ‘short essay’ competition on five different themes for students of classes 9 to 12 for the program, a government press release said.
Here are a few Highlights of what PM Modi had to say to the students –
The prime minister at the beginning wished all students on New Year and on the new decade.
“Those who are in 10th and 12th standard right now will contribute the most in this decade for India,” PM Modi said.
I have been busy with the governance for a long time. I was a chief minister for a long time before you (the people) gave me this opportunity (of becoming the prime minister). There are different experiences that we learn from when we attend these events. But, if someone asks me what is the event that I like the most, I would say ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’.
Modi also tells the students that Good marks in exams are not everything, we have to come out of the thinking that exams are all. Not pursuing co-curricular activities can make a person like a robot. Yes, this would require better time management. Today opportunities are many and I hope youngsters make use of them.
“What is not good is when the passion of the children becomes fashion statements for parents. Extra-curricular activities need not be glamour driven. Let each child pursue what he or she likes,” PM Modi has said.
He also urged students to spend at least one technology-free hour every day. Choose one room where technology will have no entry. “Fear of technology is not good. Technology is a friend. Mere knowledge of technology is not enough. Its application is as important. Technological trends are changing quickly. It is essential to stay updated with these trends.” – He quotes.
These days there is a common sight — four members of a family are seated but each of them is on the phone. Can we think of a technology-free hour? Or, mark a space where no technology is permitted. This way, we will not get distracted by technology.
“Today, I am talking to students who would be playing a key role in India’s development in 2047, when we mark a hundred years since independence. I hope this generation takes it upon themselves to act on some of the fundamental duties enshrined in our Constitution,” PM Modi stated.
The PM also urges parents to be a support system and inspire children to do things that bring out their inner potential without pressurizing them.
“I would urge students to be confident about their own preparation (during examinations). Do not enter the exam hall with any sort of pressure. Do not worry about what the others are doing. Have faith in yourself and focus on what you have prepared”. PM Modi concluded saying the same.
Updated by: News Sources 2020-01-20 4:49 PM