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Every failure is a learning and a setback could mean the best is yet to come: Narendra Modi

Newdelhi:20/1/20:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized that good marks in examinations are not everything and students should come out of this MINDSET. He said, education is just a way to learn new things and there is a need to learn more. The Prime Minister was interacting with students, teachers and parents at “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020” at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi today. While responding to a question during the programme, Mr Modi said, one can find a way of success even in their failure. He said, external factors are more responsible for a bad mood during exams.

Talking about the importance of extra curricular activities, the Prime Minister said, not pursuing co-curricular activities can make a person like a robot. He added that extra-curricular activities need not be glamour driven and every children should be allowed to pursue what he or she likes. Mr Modi said, motivation and demotivation are very common and everyone has these feelings. He said, a temporary setback does not  mean success is not waiting, infact, a setback may mean the best is yet to come. Recalling his experience during the launch of  Chandrayaan -2 , the Prime Minister said,  he appreciated the efforts of the scientists and reminded them of the aspirations of the country. He added that every failure is a learning and signifies the movement towards success.

On ill effects of spending more time on electronic gadgets, the Prime Minister suggested that one should have strength to keep technology in their control and ensure that it does not waste their time.  He said, there must be a technology-free hour every day and students should spend that time with friends, family, books, pets or at the garden.  Mr. Modi said, social networking has gone down due to technology. He said earlier, people used to celebrate and surprise friends by seeing them physically.

Replying to a question on the importance of fundamental duties, the Prime Minister expressed hope that this generation takes it upon themselves to act on some of the Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Constitution.  The Prime Minister said, 2020 is not just a new year but it is also a new decade which is important for students as they can contribute a lot. He also requested students  to read the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha – Exam Warrior’ book which  will help them with all their questions.

This is the third edition of Prime Minister’s interaction programme with school students. Over two thousand students, parents and teachers from all over the country are participating  in the programme.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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