On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with over 2,000 students from across the country as part of his annual “Pariksha Pe Charcha” (Discussion on Examinations) event in a bid to boost their confidence before their annual exams.
As part of the session, Modi answered questions covering various topics including handling failure, performing under stress and limiting the use of technology in everyday life.
Modi cited the example of the failure of India’s second moon mission where “Chandrayaan 2” crash-landed on the lunar surface.
“Even I was disturbed by the failure of Chandrayaan 2, but then I went to talk to the scientists and motivated them,” Modi told students. “Some people advised me against going to watch the landing of Chandrayaan 2 on the moon, fearing uncertainty and failure and I said that is exactly why I should go.”
Making use of his socially active account, the second global leader in terms of followers on Twitter, the interaction was live-streamed for others who could not attend it in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium.
Netizens appreciated the anecdotes shared by Prime Minister Modi and thanked him for boosting the morale of students.
Twitterati hailed the Prime Minister for showing off his knowledge of social media and his 'savage' sense of humour that highlighted how trollers wait for him to goof-up to make memes.
PM @narendramodi at his TRENDIEST HUMOROUS BEST 😂😂 Lets begin the session with whats in fashion these days- "Hashtag Without Filter" 😂😂#ParikshaPeCharcha2020 #WithoutFilter #HashtagWithoutFilter #ParikshaPeCharcha pic.twitter.com/C1IBffIaSG— Rosy (@rose_k01) January 20, 2020
Young students from remote places in Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Uttarakhand talking to the Prime Minister of their country directly. What a wonderful platform #ParikshaPeCharcha is!— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) January 20, 2020
The positive, ripple effect this motivating interaction will have is unimaginable!!
Persue but don't pressurise !!— A warrior 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@ankitasood13) January 20, 2020
Very simply and beautifully message given to parents by @narendramodi ji at #ParikshaPeCharcha today !!
I as a mother will definitely keep it in mind .
Thankyou for this wonderful session 🙏💐 pic.twitter.com/anxXv5RMzq
Hahah PM @narendramodi ji's savage and humour levels at his best 😂😂— 🦋 (@GirlWithSarcasm) January 20, 2020
Only he knows when and how to give it to someone, be it students/Youth or his opponents🔥
You are our Inspiration Modi ji🙏#ParikshaPeCharcha2020 #WithoutFilter #ParikshaPeCharcha
Prime Minister Modi also interacted with parents and teachers during the event.