Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address on All India Radio on 29 Jan, 2017

  • Why should exam time be a time of stress or sadness? I want to talk about exams & what so many people have written to me
  • Do not think about exams as pressure. Exams should be celebrated as festivals
  • It is upto you, how you want to appear for the exams.
  • Exams should be celebrated as festivals and that will bring out the best in you
  • An appeal to parents of students and the families
  • Smile more and score more. Remain happy and stress free to score more marks in the exams.
  • When you are relaxed, the recall value will be more.
  • A happy mind is the secret for a good mark sheet. When you are tensed, knowledge takes a back seat. Do not let that happen.
  • Knowledge is what matters.
  • Only studying for marks will lead to shortcuts and one will limit himself or herself. Important to study for knowledge
  • Compete with yourself, not with others
  • Look at the life of Sachin Tendulkar. He kept challenging himself and bettered his own records. That is what is inspiring.
  • I urge parents to accept rather than expect. Our expectations from our children should not get heavy
  • People have told you often but I am saying again- do not cheat. Even if no one caught you, you know that you have cheated in exams
  • If you form a habit of cheating, there will be no desire to learn. Trying to cheat requires time, creativity. Use it for better purposes.
  • A life in addition to books.
  • Essentials during the exam time and the long hours of study.
  • P for prepare and P for play!
  • Exams without pressure.
  • The more relaxed you are, the better you will score
  • The knowledge and learnings will always help you.
  • Accept rather than expect, mentor your child and spend quality time with them during exams