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From yoga to dealing with parents’ expectations, students pose thousands of questions to PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi will address students on February 16 from Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium and answer some of their questions ahead of Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2018 16:18 IST
Neelam Pandey
Neelam Pandey
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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PM Narendra Modi had earlier addressed students on Teachers’ Day in 2014. (HT File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received thousands of questions from students across the country from how to use yoga to beat stress to tips to deal with parents’ expectations on the Centre’s interactive platform.

They also want to know how to deal with stress after being forced to choose subjects they are not interested in, peer pressure, competition and the irrelevance of the examination system.

Modi will address them on February 16 from Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium and answer some of these questions ahead of Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations.

“As a prelude to the Prime Minister’s interaction with about 10 crore students on February 16 pertaining to managing the academic and examination stress has got an enthusiastic response from the students,” said a senior human resource development (HRD) ministry official.

“The questions were sought on the Mygov platform and within four days more than 20,000 questions have been received from across the country,” the official said.

The official added that students from states such as Andaman and Nicobar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Goa and the northeast have sent their questions to the PM.

The interactive event Pariksha Pe Charcha will be held from 10.30am to 12pm on February 16 and according to the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) circular, students from Class 9 to Class 12 will be able to ask the Prime Minister the questions.

The board has issued the circular to all affiliated schools regarding the event and directed them to ensure the maximum reach. They have also been asked to click pictures and record two-minute video clips of students attending the event and submit them to the board by February 17.

Schools have also been asked to arrange television sets, internet, radio sets etc for a smooth transmission and broadcast of the programme.

The Prime Minister has addressed the issue of stress during exams in the past as well. He has written a book Exam Warriors in which he has dwelt on exam-related stress that has forced students to commit suicide.

Modi has suggested students treat exams “like a festival”. He has also reached out to them through his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme and by addressing them on the Teacher’s Day.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 10:03 IST