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PM Modi’s Pariksha Par Charcha with students, teachers and parents kicks off today

PM Modi called for the need for purpose and unity of action under India's G20 Presidency theme of 'One Earth, One Family, One Future' (File image courtesy: PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with students, teachers, and parents in the annual ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ programme today aimed at reducing exam season stress.

The programme, which is expected to see twice the number of participants compared to last year, will start at 11.00 am.

“Pariksha Pe Charcha is among the most exciting programs, giving an opportunity to discuss ways to make exams stress-free and support our Exam Warriors. I look forward to the program on the 27th of this month and urge you all to take part in this unique interaction,” PM Modi said in a tweet earlier.

Registration for the 6th edition of ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ began on November 25 and closed on December 30.

According to the Ministry of Education, registrations for the program have more than doubled this year compared to last year.

About 38.80 lakh participants (Students- 31.24 lakh, Teachers – 5.60 lakh, and Parents – 1.95 lakh) have registered for PPC-2023 compared to about 15.7 lakhs for PPC-2022.

“Students from over 150 countries, teachers from 51 countries, and parents from 50 countries have also registered for PPC-2023,” an Education Ministry official told ANI.

Education Ministry officials further said that students, teachers, and parents have enthusiastically participated in big numbers from State Boards, CBSE, KVS, NVS, and other Boards.

About 2,050 participants selected through the creative writing competitions on MyGov will be presented with a special Pariksha Pe Charcha kit comprising of Exam Warriors book in Hindi and English, written by the Prime Minister, and a certificate. Some of the questions by the participants, to be selected by NCERT, may feature in PPC-2023.

According to the Ministry of Education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualized this unique interactive program – Pariksha Pe Charcha wherein students, parents, and teachers from across the nation and also from overseas interact with him to discuss anxieties related to examinations and life after school.

The event seeks to help in overcoming stress in order to celebrate life as an ‘Utsav’.

This event was organized successfully for the last five years by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

The program is proposed to be in a town hall type format, as in the year 2022, while adhering to the COVID-19 protocols, as determined by the Ministry of Health.