PM Modi to address students on exam stress, take questions today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has received thousands of questions from how to use yoga to dealing with stress and parents’ expectations.india Updated: Feb 16, 2018 09:46 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address students on exam stress ahead of the Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations on Friday from Delhi’s Talkatora stadium at 11am in a live telecast that is expected to reach 10 crore students.
The PM’s office has received thousands of questions from students across the country from how to use yoga to dealing with stress and parents’ expectations. Some students also asked about how to deal with stress after being forced to choose subjects they are not interested in, peer pressure, competition, etc.
“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 involved in the preparations.
“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 issued the circular to all affiliated schools regarding the event and directed them to ensure 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, the internet and radio sets for a smooth transmission of the programme.
The Prime Minister has addressed the issue of stress during exams in the past as well and has written a book, Exam Warriors, on the issue.
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 16, 2018 08:22 IST