Exam Warriors

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Education is a journey fraught with challenges, and for students, one of the most significant challenges is dealing with stress and pressure, especially during examination times. In an endeavor to address this issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged with students, teachers, and parents at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi during the 7th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha. Central to the philosophy of Pariksha Pe Charcha is the larger movement known as ‘Exam Warriors,’ a book written by Modi in 2018. The book is designed to help young students cope with the stress associated with exams. It goes beyond academic tips, offering a comprehensive approach to student well-being. The interaction not only shed light on the prime minister’s perspective on handling stress but also emphasized the collective responsibility of parents, teachers, and society in supporting students through these challenging times. Addressing a question on handling pressure during exams, Modi emphasized the importance of students molding themselves to handle various pressures, as it forms the base of any success story. He highlighted the role of willpower, stating that success can be achieved despite pressure if one possesses strong willpower. However, he cautioned against hastily adapting to extreme pressure, advocating for a gradual and thoughtful approach. Stress, he remarked, should not be so overwhelming that it impedes one’s capabilities. Modi went beyond individual efforts, emphasizing that handling pressure is not solely the responsibility of students. He underscored the crucial role parents and teachers play in making the process more manageable. In a society where academic achievements often define success, the prime minister’s words served as a reminder that the journey is as important as the destination. The collective responsibility of parents and teachers extends beyond academic guidance to nurturing the mental and emotional well-being of students. The impact of Pariksha Pe Charcha extends far beyond the national capital, reaching different corners of the country. In District Srinagar, an overwhelming number of teachers, students, and parents gathered at the SCERT auditorium in Bemina to witness the live session of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024. This event along with others held in other districts of J&K served as a unifying moment, bringing together the educational community to engage in a dialogue on stress, pressure, and the overall well-being of students. Pariksha Pe Charcha does not merely scratch the surface of student stress; it delves into the psychological and emotional aspects of their well-being. It recognizes that education is not just about exams; it’s about nurturing individuals who can contribute meaningfully to society. The emphasis on art and crafts during the event highlights the importance of holistic development, encouraging students to explore their creative sides beyond the rigors of academic pursuits. The success of Pariksha Pe Charcha lies not only in the annual event but in the continued support and follow-up measures. It necessitates a sustained effort to implement the principles discussed during the interaction throughout the academic year. This includes ongoing support mechanisms, counseling services, and educational reforms that prioritize the mental and emotional well-being of students.

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