PM Narendra Modi has become an author. Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javedekar along with External Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday launched a book titled ‘Exam Warriors’. The book is written by PM Modi for students. Swaraj at the launch said,”Narendra Modi says he is not scared of elections and so the children should not fear examinations.” The book is penned by PM and he intends to reach out the students and prepare them to face the difficulties ahead of their exams. The book was published by Penguin India. The 193-page book offers 25 ‘mantras’, including yoga asanas, to help students face examinations without stress. Modiji says he is not scared of elections, so you (children) do not be afraid of examinations. Do not worry and write exams without tension. This is the ‘mul mantra’ (main takeaway) of this book,” Swaraj said.
She said politicians also have to “sit for examinations after every five years” and sometimes before that in case the Lok Sabha is dissolved ahead of its tenure. The book’s 25 chapters comprise of topics like ‘Exams are like festivals – celebrate them!’, ‘Exams test your current preparation, not you. Chill!’, ‘Be a warrior, not worrier!’, ‘Knowledge is permanent–pursue it’, ‘Compete — with yourself’, and ‘To cheat is to be cheap’.
In the book, PM Modi also highlights the importance of embracing playing, technology, presentation and travelling, skills amongst other things. In a letter to parents in the book, the prime minister has asked them to spend quality time with their children and “always accept rather than expect” from them. Meanwhile, in a letter to teachers, he advised them to empower the students to pursue their interests and create their own opportunities. “Motivate them so that they do something driven by their passion instead of seeking to become something,” Modi has said.
Javadekar said at the event that the prime minister has written the book on an issue which is not political and connected to every home. He also informed that Prime Minister Modi will interact with students of schools and colleges on February 16.