Interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fifth edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha was a proud moment for Shilla Bishanb, a Class IX student of Meghalaya.
Shilla, her friends and teachers in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Mawphlang in East Khasi Hills district, besides governor Satya Pal Malik, took part in the programme virtually from Raj Bhavan in Shillong on April 1.
The girl asked Modi how the National Education Policy (NEP) will empower the society in general and students in particular.
“It was a very exciting and joyful moment for me. His answer was that students could choose their own paths if they were not happy with the one they are on,” Shilla said.
The Prime Minister said NEP was made not by the government but by citizens, students and teachers for the development of the country, and it is an opportunity to follow one's passion.
Priyanka, one of Shilla’s teachers, said, “Our student got the chance to ask a question to the PM. I am very happy. I feel it (the programme) will have a positive impact on students.”
The governor said he is proud that a student of Meghalaya got to present her question to the Prime Minister.
The Pariksha Pe Charcha programme was held at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi while arrangements were there for students and teachers to take part in it virtually.