Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized extra-curricular activities for students, but at the same time cautioned parents not to let students’ passions become merely “fashion statements” for them, commenting that “the need to ignore extra-curricular activities” Is not “controllable”
Modi told the students during the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020‘ program, “Not following co-curricular activities can make a person like a robot. Yes, it requires better time management. Today the opportunities are many And I hope the youth use it. ”
“What’s not good is when children’s passion becomes a fashion statement for parents. Extra-curricular activities don’t need to be glamour-driven. Let each child do what he likes.”
The Prime Minister was answering questions by students on the importance of extra-curricular activities “I want to ask students to take time – however brief – to pursue an extra-curricular activity every day.”
PM Modi encourages students to give ‘gadget-free’ hours every day.
“There’s a common view these days: four members of a family are seated, but each of them is on the phone.
Can we think of a technology-free hour? Or, mark a place where someone Technology is not allowed. In this way, we will not be distracted by technology. The Prime Minister asked the students to take a certain time every day to pursue an extra-curricular activity.
The third edition of Prime Minister’s interaction programme with school students ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ is being held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Around 2,000 students are participating from all over India in the programme.