‘Courage doesn’t mean you don’t become afraid. Courage just means you don’t let your fear stop you.’
Ahead of the exams, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with 2000 students, parents and teachers as part of “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0” in Delhi on 29th January ’19. It was a wonderful session. He shared some tips on parenting as well as how students should move forward in life with clarity and leave the fear of exams behind because life is so much more than marks which we run after. He advised students that the main aim of education should be to gain knowledge as much as possible and chase our passion. Then we won’t have to run after marks, marks will follow us.
He mentioned about the pressure parents put on children and compare them with others which totally demotivates them as each child has different potential and interest.
Through this point he made us face the reality of how children grow older and tend to disconnect from parents and connect to social media and games instead. How can parents bridge this gap and become closer to them? Parents should involve them into technology and engage with them personally.
In the end he told children that examinations are not to be feared. What matters is how we deal with them. We need to live our life and acquire knowledge and this applies for parents and teachers as well, to choose their passion first. He concluded the event by saying, ‘An examination should be viewed as an opportunity not a life changing event’ and showered his good wishes on all.