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Education minister reviews preparations for ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’

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New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday reviewed the preparations for the seventh edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’.

“Pariksha Pe Charcha has become an annual tradition, that exam warriors, parents and teachers all look forward to, to overcome anxiety and come out with their best. There is excitement amongst everyone for the interaction with the Prime Minister, at PPC 2024, for the most-sought after interaction of the year,” Pradhan said on Friday.

“Pariksha Pe Charcha” (PPC) is an initiative led by Prime Minister Modi to address the stress associated with examinations and promote a celebratory approach towards life, aligning with the larger movement of ‘Exam Warriors’.

Organised by the Ministry of Education, ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ has been engaging students, parents, and teachers for the past six years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fourth edition was held online, while the fifth and sixth editions returned to the town-hall format. A total of 31.24 lakh students, 5.60 lakh teachers, and 1.95 lakh parents participated in the previous year’s edition.

“The current 7th edition recorded a remarkable 2.26 crore registrations on the MyGov portal, highlighting widespread enthusiasm among students nationwide,” Pradhan said.

Scheduled on January 29, the event will be held in a town-hall format at the Bharat Mandapam. Two students and a teacher from each State and Union Territory, along with winners of the Kala Utsav, have been invited. A hundred students from Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) will attend for the first time.

An online MCQ competition on the MyGov portal from December 11, 2023, to January 12, 2024, determined participants based on their submitted questions. Selected participants will receive a Pariksha Pe Charcha kit, including the “Exam Warriors” book by the prime minister and a certificate.

From January 12 to January 23, various school-level activities were organised nationwide, such as marathon runs, music and meme competitions, nukkad natak, and student-anchor-student-guest discussions.

On January 23, a painting competition was organised in 657 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 122 Navodaya Vidyalayas across 774 Districts, with over 60,000 students participating, themed around exam mantras from the book “Exam Warriors.”

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