Speaking during the 17th edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on Sunday, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared his experience and said that the only way he could perform was he focused on ‘every ball’ and forgot about the fans’ expectations which increased with the passage of time. Prime Minister Modi lauded Sachin’s way of handling expectations.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat address to the nation Sunday morning.
The topic was on students and the pressure they face during examinations.
“Parents, teachers and seniors are an invaluable support system for students during exam time,” Prime Minister Modi said, adding that parents should refrain from pressurising children. “Keep the environment positive.” Modi advised parents.
“I have an exam too. 125 crore Indians are going to test me, tomorrow (Monday) is the Budget,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Mann Ki Baat.
“I am healthy and full of self-confidence. Let us hope my exams that start tomorrow and yours the day after are good. If we succeed, the country will succeed,” Mr Modi said ending his 34-minute address to students. He was speaking on the importance of staying healthy and confident to deal with exam stress.
“Work hard and set a realistic and achievable target for yourself. If I am setting my own targets and achieving them then I am doing something good for the country,” Sachin said.
Anand had tips for students appearing for exams, saying: “You need to be well rested, get a good night’s sleep, be on a full stomach the most important thing is to stay calm.” “Have always found that these exams go much better than you fear before. So stay confident and all the very best,” Anand said.