/ Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 - There is life beyond exams by Modi

Times of India : Jan 29, 2019, 12:58 PM

A person does not always get depressed all of a sudden. There are signs that show a person is heading into depression. Ignoring these signs is not a good idea. In a nation like ours, the subject of depression is very worrying. The more we talk openly about aspects relating to depression and mental health, it is better. We must always express, never suppress: PM Modi.

Our learning cannot be reduced to exams only. Our education must equip us to face various challenges of life as well: PM Modi

Sara Sadaf from Kuwait makes a few points on the need to further improve education systems and ensure that exams are not only reduced to rote learning but also showcase what students have learnt

Clarity of thought and conviction are essential. Yes, science and maths are essential but there are other subjects too worth exploring. There are opportunities in so many areas now: PM

Amit from Pathankot is asking the Prime Minister during Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 on how to make studies more fun. A student from Kathmandu asks the PM on how exams help improve one's personality

Naren from Tamil Nadu asks PM Modi on aspects relating to time management

Krishna Kumar Sharma from Jammu is asking PM Modi on parents being tension free during exams. Pebam Nila Kumari from Manipur also asks a similar question. Lavanya, a viewer of Times Now asks PM- how can we overcome parental pressure during exam time.

Expectations are essential, we can't be living in an atmosphere of despair and unhappiness. When people have aspirations from a person, it is good: PM

I would request parents- do not expect your children to fulfil your unfulfilled dreams. Every child has his or her own potential and strengths...it is important to understand these positives of every child: PM Modi

I can not say- do not be totally relaxed before an exam....But, ask yourselves if this an exam of your life or is it just an exam for a particular grade like Class X or XII? Once you know the answer to this, your pressure will reduce: PM Modi

A teacher from Kolkata, Rulee Dutta asks PM Modi what teachers should tell parents who are stressed about the exams of their children and have unreal expectations. A student from Kerala who is in Delhi preparing for the UPSC exam also asks a similar question

This Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 Townhall is a mini-India. It is also a place where we have in our midst the future of India. I am happy parents and teachers too are part of the programme: PM Modi