NEW DELHI: A day ahead of Union Budget-2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 17th edition of his Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday said that he has an exam tomorrow, and he is confident about it.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and chess maestro Viswanathan Anand also joined Modi in the programme.
“Your exams are approaching, but tomorrow is mine too. Budget hai kal. 125 crore citizens are going to take my examination tomorrow (Monday) as Union budget will be presented in Parliament tomorrow,” he said.
Addressing students appearing for board exams, Modi said, “Do not limit yourself with what will happen in these exams. Work with a much larger purpose. What is your routine, during exams, is important.”
Asking students to set targets and pursue them with a free mind, without pressure, Modi added, “Compete with yourself and not others.”
Modi also advised parents not to pressurise students and give them their space. “Parents, teachers and seniors are an invaluable support system for students during exam time,” he said.
Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, said, “Your parents, teachers, relatives must be having a lot of expectations from you. But keep your thinking positive, positive results will surely follow. Set targets for yourself and don’t be pressurised by others.”
Asking students to stay calm, world-champion Viswanathan Anand said, “You need to be well rested, get a good night’s sleep, be on a full stomach the most important thing is to stay calm.”
“Have always found that these exams go much better than you fear before. So stay confident and all the very best,” he added.
Bharat Ratna CNR Rao who also joined Mann Ki Baat told students to decide what they want to do in life and not to give it up.
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I hope you will get inspiration from Sachin’s message. Why compete with others? Why not compete with yourself? – Modi
Sachin Tendulkar sends his message.
Am sure your mind is on the exams of your children that is starting or may have started: PM Modi