‘Exam Warriors’, PM Narendra Modi’S Book for Students (Important) (Download PDF)

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Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister and External Affairs Minister (EAM) launched ‘Exam Warriors’, a book written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for students to help spread smiles during examinations, viewing them as occasions to celebrate learning with festive joy. The book was launched at a function in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra.

Image of 'Exam Warriors', PM Narendra Modi’s Book for Student

Image of ‘Exam Warriors’, PM Narendra Modi’s Book for Student

Image of ‘Exam Warriors’, PM Narendra Modi’s Book for Student

What Does the Book Say?

  • The book, penned by the Prime Minister intends to reach out to the students and prepare them to face the difficulties ahead of their exams.

  • Fifth book to be written by the Prime Minister and the first on the need to develop stress-free attitude to exams.

  • Book also incorporates interactive elements such as bar codes for e reading

  • Compiles nuggets from his radio addresses and anecdotes from his own life on how he coped with stress during exams.

  • Inspires students to take up creative and physical activities to deal with stress.

Message for Parents in the Book

  • PM asks teachers and parents through the book asking them to do everything that could support their children.
  • Includes lightening the child’s mood and ensuring that they appear for the exam in a happy and stress-free manner.
  • From teachers, Modi expects that they should enable students “to be original and rooted thinkers blessed with a thirst for knowledge, a spirit of inquiry and a zeal for innovation. ”

Who Published the Book?

  • ‘Exam Warriors’ has been published by noted publishers Penguin India and the book runs into 208 pages.

Which Real Life Incident Did Modi Speak About in the Book?

  • Modi shared an anecdote about the time he was participating in a school play. He said“I had to deliver a particular dialogue which, for some reason, I was struggling with. The director of the play got impatient and said he would be unable to direct me if I kept saying the dialogue in that manner.
  • Naturally, I thought I was doing it perfectly, so I found it perplexing that the director would say this about me. The next day, I asked him to act like me and show me what I was doing wrong. In a matter of seconds, I realised where I was going wrong and was able to improve myself, ” said Modi.

Background

  • Last year, Modi, made exam stress the topic of his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address to the nation.

  • In 2017’s first ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he had asked students to “treat exams like festivals” and urged them not to take too much stress. “A happy mind is the secret of a good mark sheet, ” he had said.

  • In the past, the PM has exhorted students not to treat examinations as a matter of life and death.

  • The PM has tried to weigh in by speaking to students before the exam season every year.

  • According to a national study, a student commits suicide in India every hour.

  • A 2012 report by Britain’s Lancet magazine said that India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates for youth aged 15 to 29.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 30, 2018

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