NEW DELHI, February 22: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Sunday confessed that he was an ordiry student and had bad hand-writing.
In his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, Modi, addressing school students of the country who are to appear for their board examitions, said that he was “an ordiry student who never got very good marks”.
“My hand-writing was also bad and maybe my teachers passed me in my examitions as they might not have understood what was written,” he said, in a jocular bid to lighten the exam-pressure on the students.
Modi said students preparing for board and competitive examitions should compete with themselves and not others in order to avoid stress and succeed. “We must not waste our energies in competing with others. Start competing with yourself and make sure that your present is better than your past,” Modi said during a special episode of “Mann Ki Baat”, his regular radio address to the tion that focused on examitions.
“We are responsible for making exams a burden. We should stop doing it,” he added. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other central and state board examitions for Class 10 and 12 will be held in March.
The Prime Minister asked students to concentrate on their “present moment” and not on the past or future.
In his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, the prime minister said “thinking about the past or future does not help” and gave the example of a cricket player who is on the field to face a ball. “Will he think how did he play in the last match or how will he play in his next? No, he has to concentrate on the ball being thrown to him,” he said. IANS