Exams are a stressful time for not just the students but also teachers and parents. With the persistent scare of Covid-19 looming large and the shift from classroom learning to online classes, the stress has increased manifold. Pariksha Par Charcha 2021, a first-of-its-kind virtual interaction, aimed to solve this problem and make exams stress free. As part of the initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with students, teachers and parents virtually today and covered a wide range of topics.

Addressing the issue of mounting exam stress on students, PM said that exams are not the last chance to prove oneself. Rather, they are an opportunity to take first step towards dreams. He thus requested parents to not pressurise their kids for exams. When asked how should students divide their energy and attention towards different subjects, PM responded that students should always try to attempt the difficult subject first and devote more time to it. He further asked teachers to teach their students about time management.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal recently spoke to ANI about the initiative and said that they have received registrations from almost 14 lakh participants for Pariksha Par Charcha. About 10.5 lakh students from 81 foreign countries, mostly from classes’ 9th and 10th, 2.6 lakh teachers and 92,000 parents, participated in the creative writing contest.

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He further added that Pariksha Par Charcha a unique programme that connects the prime minister of a country to crores of students, parents and teachers. Although the exam takes place in every step of life, the board exams come with added tension and one often thinks of how to take stress-free examination. Hence, all the students and parents will always remember the guidance given by Prime Minister.

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