Pariksha pe Charcha 2.0: Our education must equip us to face life's challenges, says PM Modi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 January 2019, 01:55 PM
PM Modi had held his first such interaction with the students in February last year. (Photo: ANI)
PM Modi had held his first such interaction with the students in February last year. (Photo: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his second “Pariksha Pe Charcha” in which he will interact with 2,000 students from high school to college, along with their parents and teachers. He will talk about how to cope with exam-related stress. The event will be telecast at the Talkatora stadium and telecast live. “It is a unique interaction where students, teachers, parents and the Prime Minister will come together to discuss issues related to exams and the stress connected to that,” the Human Resource Development Ministry said in a statement.

PM Modi had held his first such interaction with the students in February last year. He had also released his book Exam Warriors -- a guide to help students battle the exam anxiety. This year’s event would also see a cultural programme of 10 minutes and screening of a short film on initiatives taken by the HRD Ministry since last year’s “Pariksha Pe Charcha” to reduce exam-related stress. This time overseas students are also part of the interactive session.

HIGHLIGHTS:

12.43 pm: Sara Sadaf from Kuwait makes a few points on the need to further improve education systems and ensure that exams are not only reduced to rote learning but also showcase what students have learnt.

12.42 pm: In a nation like ours, the subject of depression is very worrying. Our culture has mechanisms to cope with this. The more we talk openly about aspects relating to depression and mental health, it is better. We must always express, never suppress: PM 

12.42 pm: If smallest of symptoms of depressions are found, take your child to expert. Do not shy away from counselling. It is wrong to think about 'what will people think, what if this gets leaked?' Experts can help a child address their issues better, says PM.

12.40 pm: Timely intervention is necessary in cases of depression. Do not ignore early symptoms. We can fight back, says PM.

12.40 pm: Students do not have a platform to express themselves. Parents need to talk to students based on their students so that even if a child is staying away from home, they can talk to their parents about issues in their life.

12.39 pm: A student from Agra asked PM how should students staying away from home deal with homesickness and depression?

12.26 pm: Jairpeet Singh, a student based in Tehran, Iran asked the PM on the need on encouraging our children constantly and how constant encouragement makes children very happy.

12.23 pm: Parents play an important role in shaping a child's future. Teacher's also pay an integral part.

12.22 pm: Interact frequently with teachers.

12.25 pm: Clarity of thought and conviction are essential. Yes, science and maths are essential but there are other subjects too worth exploring. There are opportunities in so many areas now, says PM.

12.24 pm: A viewer of News Nation comments that every child has different strengths. How can we expect that every student will be good in mathematics or science?

12.20 pm: We should have clarity of thoughts. Should have a conviction on our passion. We should know where our interest lies, says PM. 

12.15 pm: Amit from Pathankot asks the PM on how to make studies more fun. A student from Kathmandu asks the PM on how exams help improve one's personality.

12.11 pm: Mohammed Salim, a student from the Aligarh Muslim University asks PM Narender Modi - what must be our considerations while picking subject choices and career choices. Shambhavi from Banaras Hindu University asks- how can one pick a good career and prepare well for exams.

12.10 pm:  If you treat exams as an opportunity, you will learn and enjoy from it. Exams give you an opportunity to assess your own strengths, he adds. But do not live for the sake of exams. Do not run behind marks, aim at acquiring knowledge and marks will follow you, says PM.

12.09 pm: Amit Chauhan, a student from Pathankot asks PM what is the formulae to make studies fun and enjoyable instead of stressful. through video conference. Another student asks, do you think exam obstruct all-round obstruction or help in its development? 

12.06 pm: We must learn effective time management, says PM.

12.05 pm: Time management doesn't need an Oxford degree. We should learn to use our time wisely, says PM Modi at Pariksha pe Charcha.

12.02 pm: Everyone should have a clear goal. Aspirations are essential. If we aren't able to achieve our goals, we should introspect.

11.56 pm: We should set long- and short-term goals.

11.55 am: Set an aim which is reachable but not within reach. Aim big, keep small targets in mind, says PM.

11.54 am: Parents should discuss technology as part of dinner table conversation. We are converging due to technology and are becoming narrow-minded. This should be used for our expansion instead, says PM at Pareeksha Pe Charcha.

11.52 am: The PlayStation is good but never forget the playing field, says PM

11.50 am: Technology has both good and bad sides. It should be used wisely. Technology should lead to expansion of the mind and as a means to innovate, says PM Modi.

11.50 am: I will not say exposure to technology is a bad thing for students. It is good students are getting acquainted with new technology, says PM.

11.49 am: Madhumita Sen Gupta from Assam (living in Delhi) says, "My son is in Class IX... earlier he was good in studies but now he is too distracted by online games."

11.48 am: Parents must not compare their children with other children.

11.47 am: I hope parents do not make the report card of their children their own visiting cards... because if that is the aim then the expectations from children become unreal, says PM.

11.46 am: Parent from Manipur asked the question via video chat. How to deal with stress during my child's expectation. He says parents need to understand the cause behind the parental stress, said PM.

11.45 am: Don't look at exams as a do or die situation, says PM.

11.42 am: You should not be buried under the mounting expectations, says PM Modi.

11.41 am: Parents must not impose their unfulfilled dreams on their children. Every child has his or her own potential and strengths... it is important to understand these positives of every child, says PM.

11.40 am: Exams are not life's biggest challenge. Life is more than just exams.

11.37 am: I can not say- do not be totally relaxed before an exam... But, ask yourselves if this an exam of your life or is it just an exam for a particular grade like Class X or XII? Once you know the answer to this, your pressure will reduce, says PM Modi.

11.36 am: A teacher from Kolkata, Rulee Dutta Ji asks PM @narendramodi what teachers should tell parents who are stressed about the exams of their children and have unreal expectations. A student from Kerala who is in Delhi preparing for the UPSC exam also asks a similar question.

11.35 am: WATCH | Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kathmandu participating in Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.

11.26 am: Life means dreams. Life is above and beyond exams. Not negating the importance of exams, says PM.

11.26 am: This Pariksha Pe Charcha Townhall is a mini-India. It is also a place where we have in our midst the future of India. I am happy parents and teachers too are part of the programme, says PM Modi. 

11.25 am: I am delighted to be among our Yuva Shakti, says PM Modi.

11.24 am: I condole the death of former defence minister George Fernandes. He passed away today. He was a dynamic leader. He fought the Emergency tooth and nail. I pay tribute to him.

11.15 am: Watch the event LIVE here.

11 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an exhibition ahead of an interaction with school students during Pariksha Par Charcha 2.0.

10.30 am: HRD minister Prakash Javdekar and MoS Satya Pal Singh reach Talkatora Stadium to attend the Pariksha Pe Charcha event.


First Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 07:36 AM
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