By Express News Service
NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised thousands of school children attending the fifth edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha on Friday to avoid panicking and celebrate exams.
He also asked teachers and parents not to overburden the children with their expectations.
“April is full of festivals. But, in order to celebrate these festivals, it’s important to remember that April is also a month about exams. Why shouldn’t exams be celebrated as festivals? As he addressed students’ questions about exam stress and how to approach them calmly, the Prime Minister stated that exams should be made a festival.
I encourage students to avoid panicking during exams. There is no need to copy your friends; just do what you do best and you will be able give your exam with confidence. He advised students to get in touch with their inner selves as they prepare for exams.
He also advised students that they should develop the habit of revising before their exams. Students should form a habit of reviewing what they have learned in class together with their friends. This will help them share knowledge, he stated.
Addressing teachers and parents, he stated that they should not try passing on their dreams, which are not possible, to their children. He stated that this is a serious concern for the development and well-being of our children.
He stated that if we don’t know the strengths, limits and interests of our child, then the child will stumble. I want to remind parents and teachers that if you place too much expectation on your child, it will make it more difficult for them to do their job.
Modi answered a question from a Class12 student about the fact that they will need to prepare for Common University Entrance Test (CUET), in order to gain admission to central universities. We can also learn from competition how we can advance our lives. Competitions can make life more interesting. We should be open to competition and willing to compete in every field.
Exams are a way to get ahead in life. No one will ever appear for exams for their first time. He said that we have made ourselves exam-proof by sitting for exams at equal time intervals.”
The Education Ministry’s Department of School Education and Literacy organizes PPC. PPC 2022 was attended by more than 12.12 lakh students, 2.71 million teachers, and 90,000.