Today, at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address students of Class 10 and 12 and will hold talks about exam stress to the students, just ahead of the board exam.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) received huge number of queries from students across the nation regarding how to eliminate stress related to examination and parents’ expectations. Interestingly, some students even asked about how to fight stress after being forced to choose subjects they are not interested in, peer pressure, competition, etc. Through the Mygov platform, the PMO has received more than 20,000 questions in just 4 days from across the country. Upon receiving so many questions from young students and a number of suicide incidents taking place, PM Modi decided to interact with about 10 crore students on February 16, that is today, pertaining to manage academics and examination stress.

The interactive event dedicated to school students of India is named as ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ and will be held from 10:30 AM to 12 PM today, at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. During the interactive event, students from Class 9 to Class 12 will be able to ask the Prime Minister the questions. Also, the office of director general of school education (DGSE) Punjab issued an order yesterday that all government and private schools in the state will have to assure that all arrangements are in place to make students hear/watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s talks on exam stress. Schools of other states too are ordered to make students above class 6 watch or hear the session.

The event has already received great response from students and as per PMO, students from Andaman and Nicobar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Goa and the northeast have sent out their queries. The Pariksha Pe Charcha event is expected to reach to over 10 crore students and help the students, especially from Class 10 and 12, who will soon face the decisive board examinations. The entire event will be wired to schools via EDUSTAT sets available in their facilities, and for the schools who don’t have access to EDUSTAT, they can use television streaming or direct online streaming.