New Delhi, Jan 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday motivated students who are appearing for board exams in the 28th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Speaking about upcoming school and college examinations in the country, Modi advised students to relax, and families to create a ‘celebratory atmosphere’. “Smile more, score more,” Modi said.
“Why should exam time be a time of stress or sadness? Do not think about exams as pressure. They should be celebrated as festivals,” the PM stated.
The PM said that students should not be disheartened by failure. “Our former President APJ Abdul Kalam failed in his air force exam. If he had been disheartened by failure, history would have been very different,” Modi stated.
“A happy mind is the secret of a good mark sheet. Exams are not the test of your life, but only of this year. Exams are not a benchmark of your success in life,” Modi told students.
“You should compete with yourself to see how can tomorrow be made better than yesterday. Only studying for marks will lead to shortcuts and one will limit himself or herself; It’s important to study for knowledge,” Modi advised students.
He also advised students not to cheat in exams, after a caller said that cheating had cost him friendships.
Modi said that on January 30 each year, the country observe the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He said that on January 30, two minutes of silence should be observed in honour of Gandhi and other freedom fighters who died fighting for the country’s freedom.