Weeks after the release of his book on how to deal with exam stress, Narendra Modi came up with yet another way to encourage students to help them cope up with exam pressure.
In his speech, he addressed more than 3500 students at Delhi’s Talakatora Stadium on Friday. He answered their questions on how to prepare for exams and deal with the stress that gets the better of them.
Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris.
He told the students to never lose hope. And to exaggerate on this, he told them the story of young Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris who, in spite of being severely injured 11 months ago, managed to win a bronze medal in the ongoing winter Olympics.
He said it is not about the lack of concentration. Every child has the ability to concentrate on whatever they want to. It is all about getting that concentration on the right track and making them concentrate on what they should.
He also put forward the point, how students start worshipping Gods before exams out of sheer fear. He said, he has always found it weird how students start worshipping Lord Hanuman just before the exams instead of Goddess Saraswati, who is believed to be the giver of knowledge. In his speech, pointing the parents who compare their children to others’ he said, “Every child is different. Try to find out what they are good at and don’t force your dreams on them. Try to be friends with your children”. The PM said,
“Every child in India is a politician. They know how to get their work done”.
All in all, I would say, this was one great speech for students all around who are going to appear for any exam in the near future.
So, if you are a student, and are stressed and tensed about your exams, do listen to PM’s speech. I assure you, you will feel motivated, if nothing.