Do not treat your ward’s report card as your visiting card: PM to parents

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Jan 2019 09:08:51



PARENTS should not treat the “report cards” of children as
their “visiting cards” or expect them to fulfill their unfulfilled dreams, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he interacted on Tuesday with around 2,000 students, teachers and parents in the second edition of “Pariksha pe charcha.”
He encouraged parents to be a factor of motivation and encouragement for their children.

“I would request parents, do not expect your children to fulfil your unfulfilled dreams. Every child has his or her own potential and strengths. It is important to understand these positives of every child. Parents often treat the report cards of their children as their visiting cards and that adds extra pressure on them which is very unreal and unhealthy,” he Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with a wheelchair-bound student, during ‘Pariksha Par Charcha 2.0’, in New Delhi, Tuesday, said.

“Only when you take it in spirit and encourage your child a 60 per cent holder moves towards 70 or 80 per cent. If you only criticise and scold your child for not getting 90 per cent you will demotivate your child to start believing that they are incapable. This will take their grades further down towards 40 per cent,” the Prime Minister added. With less than a month to go for the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations, Modi discussed ways to handle the exam stress in the interactive session at the Talkatora Stadium where students from across the country got a chance to participate.

“Our learning cannot be reduced to exams only. Our education must equip us to face various challenges of life as well. I sincerely believe that anything that challenges us, polishes us too. If there is nothing to test us, then we become complacent. There must always be something to challenge us,” he said.


Ye ‘PUBG’ wala hai kya? Modi asks parent


INTERACTING with students and their parents at the ‘Pariksha pe Charcha 2.0’ event here on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s snappy and witty answers left the audience in splits. In an instance where a mother raised concerns about her son being too involved in online games, Modi asked her: “Ye PUBG wala hai kya?” The question led to thunderous applause among the audience.

Modi highlighted that technology comes with its good and bad aspects depending on what side of it the children explore. The Prime Minister also emphasised that if parents try to make efforts, children would hopefully move back to the playground from the playstation. Launched in December 2017, PlayersUnknown Battleground (PUBG) is an online, multi-player battle game that connects users from around the world in real-time and allows them to fight missions, and is known to indulge players into long hours of gaming.