Pareeksha Pe Charcha: PM Modi’s pep talk a silver lining for periphery schools


In a government school on the outskirts of Chandigarh, miles from the ostentation of the Talkatora stadium in New Delhi, claps and chants from “Modi, Modi” welcomed the prime minister as he took the stage for Pareeksha Pe Charcha on Friday for the morning.

The students of GMSSS-38 (W), 1,140 of classes VI to XII, listened to the live broadcast of the Prime Minister’s speech on how to reduce the stress of the exam. The school, at Dadumajra Colony, was the worst performer on the Board of Directors Class XII 2017 examination with a pass percentage of 30.4. Although a group of boys from Class XI planned to escape to the herb garden at first, first impressions were not the last. Most students found a partner in the PM by the time the interaction ended. He talked about choosing careers that were interesting and treating the exams as a festival to celebrate. The conference came shortly after the recent release of his book, Exam Warriors.

A Class XII humanities student, Ankit Singh Chauhan, said: “Your initiative is excellent and will help the students to have a bright future, I want to join the army and see that it is a very stressful profession, the Prime Minister’s advice will be tools “.

With limited resources, the staff was able to configure eight televisions and use the wireless Internet connection for an LED TV. “We did not spend a dime on equipment rental, teachers worked hard to ensure a smooth visualization,” said director Rajinder Pal Singh. Commenting on last year’s poor results, he said they expected better results this time. “Speech will definitely make a difference for students, many students struggle with stress during exams, it will increase their morale to have someone in the highest position in government to guide them,” said counselor Manju Sharma.

Prakash Chand, the school’s soccer coach, said: “What the government says is not always implemented on the ground, but it is a positive step.” Interrupted school For classes I to V of Government Model High School, RC-1, Dhanas, the delay in the beginning of the prime minister’s speech meant waiting outside until the first shift ended. Although the conference was scheduled for 11.45 a.m., it started at 12.30 p.m. M.

The school, inaugurated in 2016, is one of the best schools in the area, located opposite the Colonia de Rehabilitación de Barrios Marginales neighborhood. The parents, who waited for their pupils from 1 pm, did not know that classes VI to XII were listening to the prime minister’s speech. “I did not know about the speech, the school should have informed us, they called us to click on pictures,” said Shabnam, mother of a Class VII student. Speaking about the Prime Minister’s initiative, he added that he had five children, all of whom were in school. “I want all my children to study because I am illiterate, I can not guide them, but the prime minister is doing that for me, I can only make sure they complete their education.”

As soon as the school surrendered, the students ran out. Many said that the prime minister’s speech motivated them to study more. “I was glad to see that the prime minister answered the students’ questions so easily, he told us not to take our studies too seriously and to find some entertainment so as not to stress us,” said Chandan, a student of Class X and head of the school. His father is a carpenter and mother a housewife.

“The PM’s advice to do yoga and dance to reduce stress was the best thing of all, and now I will study according to a schedule, so that all the bases are covered,” said Dimple, a Class X student, who wants to Become an IPS official. School counselor Manju Bala said, “The time of the speech was good for the students, most of them come from families with problems or from disadvantaged backgrounds, as teachers, we tell them to focus on academics as well as relaxation. PM emphasized the same thing, these children have immense potential and now they have an address. “