In the seventh edition PM Modi's Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024, students asked various questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
One of the most frequently asked question in all the editions of PPC has been about peer pressure. Students sought guidance from PM Modi on how to deal with pressure. PM in turn answered the question by asking the students to be strong and not give up.
PM Modi said, "this is the seventh edition and this question has come every time, in different ways. This demonstrates that practically every batch has experienced this issue. We must strengthen ourselves so that we can bear it. Rather than giving up and crying, we ought to prepare ourselves to handle anything." He continued with an example, "when we have to go somewhere where it is very cold, we mentally start preparing ourselves few days before going to the place. When we eventually arrive at the destination, we realize that it's not as chilly as we anticipated, largely due to our mental readiness. The same approach applies to managing academic stress."
Always be mentally prepared before entering exam halls, PM advises
He informed students that they have 10 to 15 minutes before the exam begins and that they must make the most of this time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the example of how someone gets ready to board a train when discussing how to deal with exam tension before entering the exam room. Similar to how we have to select our compartment and choose which bag to put on the train first when we arrive early at the train station, students too need to mentally prepare before entering the exam room.
"Beforehand, always thoroughly review your entire question paper and devise a plan for allocating time to each exam. Tailor your strategy accordingly", the Prime Minister advised in response to a student's query during PPC 2024.
PM also advised the students to begin writing because many students have abandoned traditional pen and paper writing due to their heavy reliance on electronic devices like iPads.
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of daily writing practice, suggesting that students choose a topic, write about it, and then self-correct their work. This exercise aims to improve students' error correction skills and strategic thinking.
The Prime Minister emphasized the significance of sufficient sleep, a well-rounded diet, and regular exercise for maintaining good physical and mental health.
Don't get jealous of your friends, PM advises students
PM Modi also urged students to avoid getting caught up in jealousy and detrimental competition. He emphasized that if a friend scores 90, it does not mean that you are left with only 10 marks. There is still a full 100 for you to aim for, and that should be your mindset. He advised that the friend's achievement should serve as inspiration, rather than fostering unhealthy competition.
Modi warned that failure to adopt this mindset could result in missing out on befriending the right people in life.
There are more over a hundred projects on show at PPC 2024. Students' projects in the PPC 2024 include those on artificial intelligence, native toys and games, and 3D visual arts.