New Delhi, Feb 16: Exhorting students appearing in various exams to keep their confidence up, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked them to consider him their friend.
In addition to the right skills and the means, what a student needs is self-confidence, he said.
‘If there is no self-confidence, even Gods can’t help you,’ Modi said addressing students during ‘Pariksha par Charcha’, being aired in all CBSE affiliated schools and students.
‘My young friends, always keep the student in you alive,’ he said in the interactive session with school and college students to discuss the importance of stress-free exams.
Modi asked them not to compete with others but with their ownselves.
He said Concentration was not something that has to be specifically learnt. Every person does concentrate on something or the other during the day, it may be while reading, hearing a song, talking to a friend, he stated.
He advised students that Yoga was a wonderful way to improve concentration.
‘Self confidence comes by challenging ourselves and working hard. We should always think of bettering ourselves,’ he said.
He asked them to stay away from tension and not to be afraid of Maths and Science, the subjects dreaded by most students.