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Modi on exam stress: Elections are a by-product, I want to work for people of this country, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has received thousands of questions from students across the country from how to use yoga to dealing with stress and parents’ expectations. Follow live updates here:

india Updated: Feb 16, 2018 15:39 IST
Neelam Pandey
Neelam Pandey
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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PM Narendra Modi interacts with students during ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ at Talkatora stadium in Delhi.(ANI Photo)

He was a pupil and they examiners for the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told students across the country on Friday while stressing on the importance of confidence and concentration in dealing with exam stress.

The prime minister’s “Pareeksha pe charcha”, ahead of the Class 10 and 12 board examinations, was held at the Talkatora Stadium here. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had received thousands of questions from students across the country, ranging from stress and parental pressure to yoga and how to deal with the competition.

Here are the highlights:

2:06pm: Good luck for your board exams. For my board exams I know I have the blessing of the entire nation, says PM

2:04pm: The trust of 1.25 crore Indians is my strength, says PM

2:00pm: Elections will come and go, they are a by-product. I want to work for the well-being of the people of this country, says PM

1:59pm: A Class 11 students says “ Next year, we both would be appearing for exams. I will appear for 12th board and you for Lok Sabha elections. Are you prepared”?

1:56pm: You lose your independence if you think you “want to become something”. You should concentrate on doing something rather than becoming something, PM tells students

1:54pm: 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, says PM

1:50pm: The ‘guru-shishya’ relation is alive even today in the field of sports. This relationship should flourish even in academics, says PM Modi

1:48pm: Rather than concentrating on the degrees that you will give out concentrate on the lives that you can touch , PM Modi tells teachers

1:45pm: In our society teachers are like family members. Such a spirit was more common earlier and we have to reignite this spirit further today: PM

1:40pm: During exams, sleeping is vital but more important is quality sleep, says PM

1:36pm: IQ can help gain success but EQ helps achieve sense of mission, says PM

1:35pm:Have we ever asked the guy who deliver newspaper at our house his name? Do we know the name of the school bus driver? The moment we start this it will change our lives: PM Modi

1:33pm: Balanced development of both IQ and EQ is important, says PM

1:24pm: There’s a curfew-like situation in homes during board exams; such situation can never help in achieving results, says PM. Therefore, you should do what you like even during exams

1:22pm: If you want to focus, first learn to de-focus, says PM Modi

1:18pm: I want to tell parents that please don’t compare your children with others. Everyone has different abilities. You shouldn’t make the accomplishments of your children your social status: PM

1:16pm: Children of this country are born politicians, they know how to deal with their parents, says PM

1:13pm: Never doubt your parent’s intentions, try to understand them, says PM Modi as he answers questions about expectations of parents. Don’t study only when your parents are around, study otherwise too, adds PM.

1:07pm: You should compete with yourself, not others, says PM Modi

1:05pm: Why do you get into competition with your friends? They have been raised differently, they have a different ecosystem, you have different likes and dislikes. So concentrate on yourself and analyse yourself, says PM Modi

1:00pm: Whether you do anything, you should be ‘online’, says PM

12:58pm: PM Modi says Yoga synchronises your mind and body and students should perform yoga to improve concentration

12:55pm: People think concentration is a major thing that has to be learnt. But that’s not true. Everyone throughout the day does something which requires complete concentration, says PM Modi

12:53pm: We are a nation of diversities, different languages. But I’m unable to speak all those languages, I can’t speak Tamil, Malayalam or other languages but through voiceover, students should be informed about today’s address, says PM

12:51pm: While going to school, forget that someone will give you marks or assess you, just think that you are your own examiner, says PM

12:49pm: Self confidence comes by challenging ourselves and working hard. We should always think of bettering ourselves, says PM Modi

12:46pm: A student from Delhi asks PM “How to handle the stress that we experience even after preparation?”.

“We all prepare honestly but if we don’t have confidence then we tend to forget things at the last minute,” says PM

12:42pm: Media has played a huge role in giving strength to Swachh Bharat programme, says PM

12:40pm: Today is not your exam, says mine, says PM as he interacts with students

12:39pm: Please forget that you are talking to a Prime minister, consider me your friend says, says PM Modi

12.27pm: Like PM Modi’s mantra for the country is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, in education it is ‘Sabko Shiksha, Acchi Shiksha’: Javadekar

12:23pm: We will focus on outcome based learning to ensure quality education in the country: Javadekar

12:20pm: PM doesn’t speak only on exams but he focuses on overall education sector too. He wants to ensure everyone gets good education, says Javadekar

12:18pm: For the first time a Prime Minister is addressing students of the country on a non-political subject -- exam. It’s an important issue, says HRD minister Prakash Javadekar

12:10pm: PM Modi interacts with students ahead of his address

11:50am: PM Narendra Modi to address students shortly (Photo: @PMOIndia)

*The interactive event ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ will begin at 12 noon and students from Class 9 to Class 12 will be able to ask the Prime Minister the questions.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 09:33 IST