On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first edition of “Pariksha Pe Charcha” told students not to fear exams but to see them as a test to improve themselves and said social and family environment at times creates pressure around students that is not desirable. Meeting with students virtually in his annual ‘Parikasha Pe Charcha’ program, he said they sometimes become over conscious regarding exams and asked them to take them as a small target in their long lives.
If external pressure is not created, then students will not feel the pressure of exams and their confidence will also grow, he said. While accepting that one cannot be good at every aspect, Modi also asked students not to run away from any subject but to face every obstacle fearlessly. He also cited his own example of taking up more complex work in the morning when he feels fresh and leaving easier parts to late night.
He asked teachers to guide students and told parents to never create fear in the minds of their children, saying this may instill negativity in them.
Parents should instead reinforce positive motivation, he said. Parents unwittingly at times make children “instruments” of fulfilling their dreams and goals, he said, advising them against this.
Moreover, students from 81 foreign countries participated in the ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ creative writing contest. On the whole, the programme was held very smoothly and the students were overwhelmed by the opportunity.