New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 17th edition of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio.
Modi told students appearing for board exams to remain positive, and not to come under pressure of expectations.
Do not ever take stress and always remember that exams are not only about marks. The Prime Minister not only discussed about academics but was seen giving equal weightage to games as well.
Modi, in his radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”, also had ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and chess icon Vishwanathan Anand giving messages to the students.
Both Tendulkar and Anand stressed on not to take any sort of stress and explained how they should deal with it.
“Do not get burdened under the expectations of others. Set your own targets,” the prime minister said.
“Why should we compete with others, why not compete with oneself. Break your own previous record.”
Everyone will have expectations from you — be it your parents, teachers and friends but don’t ever come under anybody’s pressure — set your target yourself. Just set a realistic achievable target and keep trying for that, Tendulkar advised students.
Tendulkar in his message also urged students to remain positive. “Positive thoughts will be followed by positive results,” Tendulkar said.
“The problems of board exam are much like the challenges we face later in life,” Chess champion Anand said. Exams are very much like problems you face later in life… The most important thing is to stay calm. It is very much like a game of chess,” he said.