Speaking on Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020 event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave examples of cricketers like Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble who saw victory by overcoming difficulties. PM Modi gave an example of spin legend Anil Kumble’s never-say-die attitude where he had come out and bowled despite a broken jaw during a Test match in 2002.
Team India’s never give up attitude
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dedicated an entire day for students as part of the Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020 event at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. In the event, the PM was seen answering to young students who brought to him an interesting question regarding the upcoming board exams.
A girl from Rajasthan asked Modi to motivate students for the upcoming board exams and give them some suggestions to face the exams without any stress. Indeed, Modi was quick to come with an example of India’s clash against Australia in 2001 and the other from Men in Blue’s match against West Indies in 2002.
“Do you remember the India-Australia Test series in 2001? Our cricket team was facing setbacks. The mood was not very good. But, in those moments can we ever forget the contribution of Indian batsmen Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. They turned the match around,” the PM Said.
Anil Kumble as example
In another incident, Modi recalled about Karnataka’s legendary spinner Anil Kumble and he never gives up attitude during a 2002 match. “Similarly in 2002, our Karnataka bowler Anil Kumble got hurt after being hit by a bouncer. It was not sure whether he will bowl in the match or not and even if he had not bowled, the country would not have had blamed him. But he decided to play and took the wicket of Brian Lara. With that wicket, he turned the match around,” Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ event as one of the closest to his heart. He said this event had a special preference, more than any other program he has attended.
“Being a Prime Minister, I get to attend numerous types of programs. Each of them presents a new set of experiences. But, if someone asks me what is that one program that reaches your heart the most, I would say it is this one.”
PM @narendramodi is now answering questions on more practical aspects relating to exams, such as the need for resting well.
Students ask him- do we study till late at night or wake up early and study.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 20, 2020
Make in India initiative
PM Modi also pitched in Center Government’s Make in India initiative in the event. He asked students to do their part in strengthening the country’s economy by buying Indian-made products.
“Can we choose that by 2022, when the nation would march towards 75 years of independence, we will all purchase everything that’s India made? This will help our economy. This will strengthen our country,” Modi said.
Marks are not necessary anymore
The PM who is marking the third edition of the Prime Minister’s interaction program with school students also urged parents not to pressurize students over marks. “Marks are not living anymore, I urge parents not to pressurize students over examinations as opportunities have developed immensely.”
He also warned students about the technology. He advised that students should not allow technology to take control of their lives. He said that students should guarantee that at least one hour per day should be kept free of technology. He asked the group of students, parents, and teachers if they could keep one room of their homes, totally technology-free.