PPC is a unique and popular initiative by PM Modi: Dharmendra Pradhan

NEW DELHI, Jan 24: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today addressed a press conference ahead of the upcoming popular programme, Pariksha Pe Charcha 2023 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pariksha Pe Charcha has been conceptualized by the Prime Minister wherein students, parents, teachers interact with him on various topics related to life and exams. This year’s edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha will be held at 11 AM on 27th January at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The programme will be telecast live on Door Darshan and other major TV channels.

While briefing the media, Pradhan spoke about the importance of ParikshaPeCharcha in helping students beat exam stress, strengthening Pariksha Pe Charcha as a mass movement and the quantum jump in student participation this year. He said that this unique and popular initiative by PM Modi has enhanced students’ self confidence, helped them manage stress and be healthy and fit. About 2400 students shall benefit from the ‘live words of wisdom’ of the Prime Minister. At the same time, crores of students will watch the programme live from their respective schools, he added.

The Minister informed that about 38.80 lakh registrations have taken place this year, out of which more than 16 lakhs are from State Boards. This is more than two times higher than the registrations (15.73 lakh) which took place during PPC 2022. The registrations have been done from 155 countries. The Minister also informed that about 20 lakh questions have been received and NCERT has shortlisted questions on various topics ranging from family pressure, stress management, prevention of unfair means, how to stay healthy and fit, career selection etc.

He said around 80 winners of Kala Utsav competition and 102 students and teachers from across the country shall also witness the main event on 27th January as special guests. The participating students will be taken to places of national importance like the Rajghat, Sadaiv Atal, Prime Minister’s Museum, Kartavya Path etc to make them acquainted with our rich legacy.

The Winners of Kala Utsav and students and teachers of States shall also witness Republic Day parade on 26th January 2023 and Beating Retreat on 29th January 2023, Pradhan disclosed.

The Minister highlighted that the Prime Minister authored the book ‘Exam Warriors’ in 2018. Considering the phenomenal success of this book, now it is being published in 11 Indian languages viz Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Hindi & English revised editions have also been published, he added. (PIB)