PM: Parents should not treat their child’s report card as their visiting card

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated that it is very important for instilling resilience in the students in order to help them cope with pressures. He also asserted that parents as well as the students’ teachers should collectively address the challenges which are faced by students.

It was the one of the interactive sessions of annual Pariksha Pe Charcha programme where PM Modi interacted with students, parents and teachers during his session. The prime minister also advised the parents against treating the report card of their child as their own visiting card and also suggested that it is crucial for the students to compete with themselves instead of competing with others. “It is crucial to instill resilience in our children and help them cope with pressures… We cannot do switch off, pressure is gone. One must become capable of bearing any kind of pressure. They should believe that pressure keeps on building, and one has to prepare oneself,” he said.

PM Modi also suggested the students to “always make friends who are more intelligent and work harder”. “You must be inspired by such friends. Don’t let the pressure of studies and examinations overpower you,” he addressed the students. “Lot of parents keep on giving examples of other children to their children. Parents should avoid doing these things…,” he said.

The prime minister also stated, “We have also seen that those parents who have not been very successful in their lives have nothing to say or want to tell the world about their successes and achievements, make the report card of their children as their visiting card. Whenever they meet someone, they will tell them the story of their children.”

“You must not compare one child with another as that can be detrimental to their future. Some parents treat their children’s report card as their visiting card, this is not good,” he added during the seventh episode of his outreach programme with the students ahead of the examinations.

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