Mann ki Baat highlights: PM Modi urges youth to smile more, score more

Modi urged the youth of the nation to smile more and score more and not to consider examinations as pressure.

Published: 29th January 2017 12:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2017 12:05 PM   |  A+A-

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the youth of the nation to smile more and score more and not to consider examinations as pressure.

Addressing the nation on the 28th edition of his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme, Prime Minister Modi said examinations should not be considered as pressure, rather it should be celebrated as festivals.

Here are the top quotes from his address:

  • It is up to you, how you want to appear for the exams.
  • Exams should be celebrated as festivals and that will bring out the best in you.
  • Smile more and score more. Remain happy and stress-free to score more marks in the exams.
  • When you are relaxed, the recall value will be more.
  • A happy mind is a secret for a good mark sheet. When you are tensed, knowledge takes a back seat. Do not let that happen.
  • Only studying for marks will lead to shortcuts and one will limit himself or herself. Important to study for knowledge.
  • We will observe a silence of two minutes on the morning of January 30 to pay respect to martyrs who gave their lives for the nation.
  • Congratulate families and personnel who won gallantry awards on Republic Day. I urge youth to research on them by using the internet and spread the word.
  • My condolence to the brave jawans who lost their lives due to the avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • In the light of recent Republic day celebrations, I'd say the stress laid on rights must also be laid on duties.


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