Pariksha Pe Charcha Event 2020 (Photo Credit: PIB/Twitter)
The Third Edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha was held at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi where PM Modi interacted with Students from Class 9 to Class 12 who are going to appear for the Board Exams 2020. The interactive session was on dealing with exam stress that often becomes the roadblock for students in their way to success.
Addressing the questions of students who are going to appear for the upcoming class 10 and class 12 board exams 2020, Narendra Modi advised them to stay motivated, and instilled a sense of belief and confidence amongst all.
Here are the key takeaways from Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020 Session that will not only inspire but also help students take productive actions to ace the class 10 and class 12 board exams:
Fear is not good for Grades
Yes, that might seem to be a dialogue from the famous movie 3 Idiots, but that’s what it is. While answering to one of the questions on How to Overcome Failure and Fear, the PM cited the example of India Vs Australia Kolkata Test Match where India was able to pull off a magical win from the jaws of defeat.
When everything was looking bleak in that test match and the Indian Team was at the verged of defeat, the partnership of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman helped the team get a Victory.
He said, failure is not the end of the road as there are so many things to learn from failure. It’s only failure that shows the way to success. He advised students to stay optimistic and motivated.
Marks matter to an extent
While addressing the question on marks in board exams, PM Modi made it clear that Marks is not everything in life. Marks are important but that doesn’t mean one should get completely dejected if she/he is unable to good grades in the exam. He said that one should work hard and honestly for his dreams, however at the same time should be prepared to face the outcomes with positive intent.
Importance of Focus, Concentration and Dedication
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made a very important point while talking on how to maintain focus. He said that while preparing for exams don’t think too much about the goals and dreams. PM Modi went on saying that students generally have the tendency to think what if their dreams of becoming engineers and doctors are not fulfilled and in the process they somehow start losing concentration.
He said, students must not think too much about their dreams, goals and results while studying as that will keep their mind calm and provide more room for concentration.
Judicious use of Technology
When one of the students asked the PM about the role of technology in life and studies, he laid strong emphasis on judicious use of technology. Technology comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. One must use the most of the technology to learn something and grow in life rather than wasting time.
However, he asked students to stay away from gadgets, smartphones or any form of technology for at-least an hour every day. PM Modi also advised students to use that time in interacting with family, friends and peers.
The Difference between Pursue and Pressure
PM Modi said parents should understand the difference between pursue and pressure. He explained the scenario with a wonderful example of a toddler crawling on the floor. He said when a toddler crawls and falls multiple times in the process to walk, does his/her mother beat him/her or helps the kid to pursue?
Similarly, when a student fails in exam, it is the duty of his/her parents to motivate him/her rather than putting unnecessary pressure.
Answering one important and common question on how to choose a career, he said students should be aware of their key skills and aptitude, and maintain notes accordingly.
The other important points he made while answering to the questions of students at Pariksha Pe Charcha, he said that students should be aware of their fundamental rights and duties. Further, he said there should be a balance between extracurricular activities and academic studies.