New Delhi, April 1 (agency)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with students during the annual ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ and advised them to treat exams as festivals. The Prime Minister told the people present at Talkatora Stadium amidst applause, ‘This is my favorite program, but I could not meet you due to Covid. This gives me immense pleasure as I am meeting you after a long time. Modi said, ‘Who is panicking? You or your parents? The parents of most of the people here are nervous. If we make examination a festival, it will become alive. In response to a question, the Prime Minister said that the National Education Policy has been wholeheartedly welcomed by every section of the country. Kenny Patel from Vadodara, Gujarat asked how any course can be completed with proper preparation (revision) and adequate sleep. Modi said, “Why are you so nervous? You won’t take the test the first time. Now you are getting closer to the last stop. You have crossed the whole sea, now you are afraid of drowning coming near the shore?’ ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ is being organized by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education for the last four years. The first three times it was organized in Delhi in an ‘interactive town-hall’ format. The fourth edition was held online on April 7 last year.