Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an interactive session with school and college students today to discuss the importance of stress-free exams. The session “Pariksha Par Charcha” will be aired in all CBSE-affiliated schools and students are being encouraged to ask questions and share stress-relieving techniques with the PM. Since Class 10 and 12 board exams are approaching, students are particularly worried about getting a good score in the exams. PM Modi has been insisting that the students should not be worried while answering exams and even charted a ‘guide’ for students on how to approach exams like a ‘warrior’. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will also be present along with MoS in the HRD Ministry Upendra Kushwaha.
PM Modi has often addressed the concerns of students on his radio show ‘Mann ki Baat’. It was during one of the episodes of his radio show that the PM decided to make a compilation of his thoughts on the matter of exams and the stress students go through, he coupled it with relatable anecdotes. He authored the book ‘Exam warriors’ for students with the aim to get them through the stress of appearing for exams with a smile.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee asked all schools and colleges across West Bengal to ignore University Grants Commission’s (UGC) directive to air the speech in all educational institutions. “At present, examinations are going on in schools and colleges in the state. Under such circumstances, no one is willing to listen to speeches. Making preparations for live telecast of the speech will not be the right thing to do now,” he told media persons.
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