About 38.8 lakh students have registered for the annual ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’ event this year, which is more than double the number of students registered last year at 15.73 lakh, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday .
‘Pariksha pe Charcha’ is an annual event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi communicates with students, teachers and parents prior to exams and answers questions about exam stress and related areas posed by students.
The sixth edition of the event will take place on January 27 at Talkatora Stadium.
During a media interaction on Tuesday, Pradhan said that registration has increased many times since the start of the event in 2018. “In 2018, 22,000 students had registered. The number rose to 1,58,000 in 2019, then to 3,00,000 in 2020, 14,00,000 lakh in 2021 and then 15,73,000 in 2022. This year the figure has crossed 38 lakh. It shows that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s popular initiative has boosted the students’ self-confidence, helped them deal with stress and be healthy and fit,” he said.
The minister said about 20 lakh inquiries have been received so far. “The NCERT has shortlisted questions on a variety of topics ranging from family pressures, stress management, avoiding unfair means, how to stay healthy and fit, career choice, etc.,” he said.
Pradhan further informed that about 80 winners of the Kala Utsav competition and 102 students and teachers from across the country will also attend the event. “From now on, only Delhi-NCR students and teachers were physically present at the event. These approximately 200 students and teachers will also attend the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2023 and Beating Retreat on January 29, 2023,” the monster said.
“These guest students and teachers will be taken to places of national importance like the Rajghat, Sadaiv Atal, Prime Minister’s Museum, Kartavya Path etc. to introduce them to our rich heritage,” he added.