The last date for submitting applications to take part in the fifth edition of Pariksha pe Charcha with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been extended till January 27.
“The last date to participate in the fifth edition of Pariksha pe Charcha has been extended till January 27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualised the unique interactive programme, wherein students, parents and teachers from across the nation and also from overseas interact with him to discuss and overcome the stress emerging out of examinations in order to celebrate life," an official of the Union ministry of education said.
The first edition of the interactive programme with school and college students was held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on February 16, 2018.
“The programme will be held online this year, like in 2021. An online creative writing competition is being conducted on various topics from December 28 to January 20 to select the participants. The questions asked by the selected winners will be featured in the Pariksha Pe Charcha programme," the official said.
The topics for creative writing for students include Exam stress management strategies during COVID-19; Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav; Self-reliant schools for a self-reliant India; Clean India, green India; Digital collaboration in classrooms; Environmental conservation and Climate change resilience.
The competition is open to students of Classes IX to XII.
The theme for teachers is National Education Policy (NEP) for Naya Bharat and that for parents is Beti Padhao, Desh Badhao, Local to Global - Vocal for Local, Lifelong Students and Yearning for Learning.
“About 2,050 participants selected through competitions on the MyGov portal will be presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Director, NCERT and a special Pariksha Pe Charcha kit comprising the Exam Warriors book in Hindi and English written by the Prime Minister," the official said.
The book calls for an innovative approach to education and urges everyone to put exams in the right perspective to avoid undue stress and pressure.