Focus on Personal Growth, Not Comparisons: Key Takeaways from PM Modi’s ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’

New Delhi: In his annual “Pariksha Pe Charcha” interaction with students, parents, and teachers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of healthy competition and cautioned against pressure-filled environments. He advised parents to avoid comparing their children’s performance and treating their report cards as personal achievements.

“Competition has its place, but it must be healthy,” Modi stressed. He discouraged comparisons between students, highlighting their detrimental impact. “Comparing one child with another can be detrimental to their future,” he stated, urging parents to move beyond report card obsession.

PM Modi identified three sources of student stress: peer pressure, parental expectations, and self-induced pressure. He encouraged students to set achievable goals and gradually improve their performance, reducing the burden of immediate perfection.

Recognizing students as the nation’s future builders, PM Modi viewed “Pariksha Pe Charcha” as an opportunity for both parties to learn. He praised their innovative spirit, stating, “Our students will shape our future.”

Organized by the Ministry of Education, “Pariksha Pe Charcha” has fostered dialogue with students, parents, and teachers for six years. This year’s town hall format at the Bharat Mandapam hosted two students and a teacher from each state/union territory alongside Kala Utsav winners.

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