Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an interactive session and speaks about the importance of "staying happy" and taking tests "without stress" during the 'Pariksha par charcha' event at the Talkatora stadium on Friday. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar addressed students is also present along with MoS in the HRD Ministry Upendra Kushwaha.
Students from Class 6 to 12 was asked to watch its telecast on Doordarshan, All India Radio, YouTube and all government websites once the telecast begins.
Pariksha Par Charcha comes two weeks after the Prime Minister launched his book titled 'Exam Warriors' that contains 25 mantras to help students face examinations without stress.
These are the days when the students are required to be more focused, well read and well confident too. Yes! Not only knowledge but confidence and peace is what plays a major role in scoring good marks in exams.
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# 02:20 PM: PM Modi concludes his address; says My good wishes for all students for exams.
# 02:11 PM: I wish you all the best for your board exams, for my board exams I have the wishes of 125 crore Indians with me: PM Modi to student who asked him about how he is preparing for elections next year.
# 02:10 PM: Results & marks are by-products of exams, one must concentrate on giving their best, I follow a similar approach in politics, I only look at giving everything I have to my fellow Indians, elections come & go, they are like by-products: PM Modi on how he is preparing for elections
# 02:09 PM: Focus on learning; Exams, results & marks should be by-product
# 01:57 PM: Ignorance about priorities leads to time mismanagement; we should look at it
# 01:56 PM: Teachers should connect not only with students but also with their parents & their eco-system
# 01:54 PM: For students, one time table or a schedule can’t be appropriate for the full year. It is essential to be flexible and make best use of one’s time.
# 01:51 PM: A user of the NM Mobile App, Jai Mistry seeks the Prime Minister’s views on effective time management and how it can improve exam preparation.
# 01:46 PM: In our society teachers are like family members. Such a spirit was more common earlier and we have to reignite this spirit further today
# 01:45 PM: Kushagra from Shillong has a question on the bond between a teacher and student
# 01:43 PM: During exams, sleeping is vital but more important is the quality of sleep
# 01:33 PM: It is very important to develop Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient
# 01:30 PM: Bhavna Jalal asks the Prime Minister about the role of IQ and EQ in the life of a student.
# 01:24 PM: If you have to be focused, know the skill to be de-focused
# 01:21 PM: Students should speak openly with parents. In a lighter note says Indian kids are born Politicians: PM Modi
# 01:19 PM: I would request parents not to make the achievements of their child a matter of social prestige
# 01:16 PM: Students should understand the parents; parents have certain dreams for their kids
# 01:15 PM: Always remember what every parent sacrifices for the well-being of the child
# 01:13 PM: My young friends, do not bother about how many hours your friends study. Think- you studied for a certain number of hours on one day, better that the next day
# 01:11 PM: When you enter a competition, you feel the stress. You should first compete with yourself. Make your own parameters
# 01:09 PM: You should know yourself; You should know your capabilities.
# 01:08 PM: Do not compete with others, compete with yourself
# 01:02 PM: Through out the day, we all do something with concentration. What makes you alert? Ask yourself. Then find out why you like it. Find the reasons and adopt it on other activities. Sachin Tendulkar was there with me during one of my Mann Ki Baat episodes, he had said, "When I play, I don't worry about anything - will I hit sixer or not. I forget everything. This is the way. Live in the present."
# 01:00 PM: I would say Yoga is a wonderful way to improve concentration
# 12: 57 PM: Concentration isn’t something that has to be specifically learnt. Every person does concentrate on something or the other during the day, it may be while reading, hearing a song, talking to a friend
# 12:56 PM: Students usually worship Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. But on the day of exam, they worship Lord Hanuman
# 12:54 PM: Kanishka from Noida and Pranav Vyas from Varanasi ask PM on the importance of concentration during exams, and in life.
# 12:51 PM: In addition to the right skills and the means, what a student needs is self-confidence
# 12:50 PM: It's not a programme of PM or Modi. It's a programme of crores of students
# 12:49 PM: We work hard for exams but we lack confidence. Swami Vivekananda once said, if you don't have confidence, God also can't help you.
# 12:48 PM: Samiksha from Delhi, Sanjana and Harsh from Pune ask PM on the importance of self confidence and tackling exam stress.
# 12:44 PM: My young friends, always keep the student in you alive:
# 12:42 PM: You are not talking to the Prime Minister of India, you are talking to a friend
# 12:38 PM: We are having a great discussion on why students must appear for exams with a smile, without stress
# 12:00 PM: PM Modi begins his #ParikshaPeCharcha speech.
# 12:31 PM: Dance performance by students
— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2018
# 12:30 PM: A good education is a stepping stone to a good life. And today the PM will talk to students about how to not take stress while preparing for exams.
# 12:20 PM: Prakash Javadekar says exams is not a political issue it is an issue which everyone has faced or will face once in their lifetime.
# 12:18 PM: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar welcomes PM Modi and students.
# 12:00 PM: Prakash Javadekar begins his address
# 11:59 AM: Youngsters all charged up for the session. Several students to interact with PM.
# 11:58 AM: PM Modi arrives at the venue
# 11:57 AM: Ask your questions on @mygovindia, Narendra Modi App and Social Media using #ExamWarriors. Be a a Warrior, not a Worrier!
# 11:56 AM: All set for Pariksha par charcha
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 16, 2018
# 11:55 AM: Watch PM Modi on the Exam Warrior livestream at 12pm on 16th Feb on YouTube.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) February 15, 2018
Earlier this week, Prime Minister had asked the students to share their thoughts on the upcoming examinations and suggest stress-busting techniques through the Narendra Modi app and the MyGov app.
The students were also encouraged to ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #ExamWarriors. My young friends, I am eager to interact with you on the 16th of this month. I will talk about the need to appear for exams without stress and the importance of staying happy during exams.
Thousands of students from all over India will join the programme via technology. pic.twitter.com/BV9SDAkQBy — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2018 BJP Delhi also took to twitter to share, "PM @narendramodi will do 'Pariksha par charcha' with lakhs of students from across the country on 16 February 2018.