The 6th edition of the Pariksha Pe Charcha program (PPC 2023) was held in a town-hall type interactive format on 27th January 2023, wherein, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with students, teachers, and parents from all over the country and abroad. The highlight of this year’s PPC 2023 is the huge participation from the students of State Government’s board which increased from around 2 lakhs in 2022 to over 16.5 lakhs of the total 38.8 lakhs. Further, the special invitee students and teachers from all the States and UTs also got the opportunity to witness important functions like Republic Day Parade, Beating the Retreat ceremony, etc, and visit places of National importance.
This program of the Hon’ble Prime Minister focuses on providing support to students in overcoming examination stress while equipping teachers and parents to manage the stressful environment during exams better. In this context, Prime Minister has authored a book titled ‘Exam Warriors’ incorporating unique actionable ‘mantras’ for students, parents, and teachers on ways and means to overcome examination stress. Considering the stupendous impact of the book on students across the country, the National Book Trust (NBT) India under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, has published the translations of ‘Exam Warriors’ book in 11 Indian languages i.e. Asamiya, Bangla, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
The Ministry of Education has rolled out the National Education Policy, 2020 with several new initiatives in areas of curricula, examination reforms, student-friendly classrooms, art-integrated learning, toy-based pedagogy, etc. Pariksha pe Charcha is also an integral part of the reforms to help students face exams more confidently and in a joyful manner.
In order to transform Pariksha pe Charcha into a Jan Andolan, the Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has requested the Chief Ministers of all the States and Administrators of UTs to make the ‘Exam Warriors’ books available in libraries of each school under Samagra Shiksha so that a maximum number of students, teachers, and parents get benefit from the Prime Minister’s words of wisdom and vision.