The students and staff of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on Thursday participated in the live telecast of the second edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha’ held at Talkatora stadium, New Delhi.
‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ is a unique interaction programme where Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students, their parents and teachers on various issues related to the examinations including exam stress.
About 2,000 students along with their parents and teachers from across the country and abroad interacted with the Prime Minister which was telecast live across the schools and colleges in the country. RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha and Registrar Prof Tomo Riba also took part in the programme at the RGU campus.
Earlier, PM Modi during the interaction asked the parents not to treat the report cards of their children as their “visiting cards” or expect them to fulfill their unfulfilled dreams.
“I would request parents do not expect your children to fulfill your unfulfilled dreams. Every child has his or her own potential and strengths. It is important to understand every child’s strengths. Parents often treat the report cards of their children as their visiting cards and that adds extra pressure on them which is very unreal and unhealthy, “he said. “Only when you take it in spirit and encourage your child, a 60 percent holder moves towards 70 or 80 percent. If you only criticize and scold your child for not getting 90 per, they will start believing that they are incapable. It will take their grades further down towards 40 percent,” the Prime Minister added.
With less than a month to go for the class 10 and12 examinations, Modi discussed ways to handle the exam stress in the interactive session, where students from across the country got a chance to participate.
“Our learning cannot be reduced to exams only. Our education must equip us to face various challenges of life as well. I sincerely believe that anything that challenges us, polishes us too. If there is nothing to test us, then we become complacent. “There must always be something to challenge us,” he said.
Modi asked the students to stay focused, manage time well and not to succumb to stress. He suggested that examination should be considered as a festival to enjoy and live a happy life.
He also advised the students to aim big in life but not get carride away by it that your dreams remain dreams and you become too old just thinking about it. We must understand ourselves. We must be true to ourselves, question ourselves frequently to see how we stand periodically as compared to our ambitions and dreams in life,” he said.
Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0@ RGU