In a first of its kind event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is conducting an interactive session with students in New Delhi’s Talkatora stadium. The session is aimed at imparting tips to students, preparing for class 10 and 12 board examinations, on how to remain stress free while preparing for the exams.
The board exams have traditionally been a stressful affair for the students given tremendous peer pressure and acute competition to perform well.
“Today, I am a student and you are my examiner. You can give me marks out of 10 later. Don’t think of me as the prime minister but as a friend,” Modi said while interacting with students in “Pareeksha pe charcha”.
Answering a question on how to handle the stress some students undergo even after preparation, he said, “We all prepare honestly but if we don’t have confidence, we tend to forget things at the last minute. Self confidence comes by challenging ourselves and working hard. We should always think of bettering ourselves.”
“People think concentration is a major thing that has to be learnt. But that is not true. Everyone throughout the day does something which requires complete concentration,” the Prime Minister said.
While, about 2000 school and college students are participating from across the country, more than 10 crores students across the country are watching the event live in a specially arranged classrooms by the CBSE. Besides, 10 students will get an opportunity to ask questions directly to the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister’s advise to students will be on how to beat exam stress and appear for exams with a positive attitude.
Last week, the 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.
Modi’s book ‘Exam Warriors’ that contains 25 ‘mantras’ to help students face examinations without stress was launched 2 week ago.