Never take shortcuts, exam results not end of life: PM to students
The prime minister also advised parents that they should not pressure children due to social status
Never take the shortcut, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his message to students on Friday, cautioning that cheating may help them in an exam or two but not in the long run and asserting that exam results are not the end of life.
The prime minister also advised parents that they should not pressure children due to social status, and asked students to focus on their work to come out of any such burden of expectations.
Responding to questions from students during the sixth edition of "Pariksha Pe Charcha", his annual interaction with students on issues such as exam stress, at the Talkatora Stadium here, he said they should maintain focus on their work.
Giving the example of people who cross railway tracks to go to another platform instead of taking the foot overbridge, the prime minister pointed out that shortcuts will not take you anywhere and said, “Shortcuts will cut you short."
He also noted that some schools or teachers who run tuition classes strive for unfair means so that their students excel in the exams.
He cautioned students against excessive use of gadgets and asked them to believe in their smartness and not of their mobile phones.
The prime minister also advised students against boasting about how well their exam went to avoid stress.
The prime minister took a swipe at critics of the government's handling of economy, saying his dispensation was mocked as full of "average" talents but the same India considered "average" is now shining in the world and seen as a ray of hope in the post-pandemic era.