Pariksha Par Charcha highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held an interactive session with students from across India ahead of the upcoming board examinations across the country. The session, titled 'Pariksha Par Charcha',\u00a0was held at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi on February 16. PM Modi addressed the students through a video conference and discussed\u00a0 exam-related issues faced by students of state governments and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It has been learnt that students from 2,000 school and colleges attended the event which began at 12 noon. Recently, the Prime Minister had exhorted the students to share their thoughts on upcoming examinations. He also sought suggestion regarding stress-busting techniques through the Narendra Modi App and the MyGov App. According to reports, 10 crore students\u00a0took in the programme. Of them, around 10 students\u00a0got the opportunity to ask questions directly. A book penned by the Prime Minister was launched earlier this month. Titled 'Exam Warriors', the book deals with exam-related stress and how to tackle it, among other issues. Watch Narendra Modi's Pariksha Par Charcha LIVE Track\u00a0highlights\u00a0of PM Narendra Modi's Pariksha Par Charcha 2:02 PM:\u00a0After having answered all doubts like a friend to the students, PM Narendra Modi concluded his 'Pariksha Par Charcha' speech. 2:00 PM:\u00a0PM Modi talked about Tamil language and said it is one of the oldest languages of India. Once again, he requested the faculty to translate his speech to the students with whom he could not connect in their mother tongue. 1:59 PM: I may be into politics but in my heart, there is only a goal to do something for the people, said PM Modi. 1:58 PM: Politics is not in my nature, I am more focused towards the betterment of the country: PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1: 57 PM:\u00a0Your focus should be on your preparation and not on the result. Results are merely a by-product. I follow the same ideology during elections, said PM Modi. 1: 56 PM:\u00a0The last question came from a class 11 student from Delhi, Girish, who questioned PM Modi about his preparations for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 1:55 PM: You should eliminate the term 'career' from your mind and rather should focus on doing something for your own betterment: PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:54 PM:\u00a0Do not wish to become something in life but wish to do something new in life. When you dream of becoming something particular in life, you steal away your own freedom, said PM Modi. 1: 52 PM:\u00a0A class 11 student from Noida questioned PM Modi about the vast amount of career opportunities present today and how students can deal with their confusion regarding the same. 1: 50 PM: Maintain two diaries where in one you write about what you want to do during the day and in the other what you did during the day. Compare both the diaries at the end of the month and see how they differ. This will help you learn your abilities, said PM Modi. 1:49 PM: For students, one time table or a schedule can\u2019t be appropriate for the full year. It is essential to be flexible and make best use of one\u2019s time: PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:47 PM: PM Modi talks about time management while preparing for an examination. He said that students should realise their priorities and decide the things which are important for them to spend their time upon. Students should be flexible with their time table, said PM Modi. 1:44 PM:\u00a0When I became the Prime Minister of the country, I called all my teachers to an event to commemorate them because they played a big role in my life, said PM Modi. 1: 42 PM:\u00a0Teachers should maintain a contact with the ecosystem of their students to understand them better, said PM Modi. 1: 40 PM:\u00a0PM Narendra Modi advises teachers to maintain a contact with the parents of the students. When I was young, teachers were a part of the family, said PM Modi. 1: 38 PM:\u00a0What is teachers' role to play during their student's examination, asks a student from Assam Rifles Public School, Shillong. 1:36 PM: PM Modi tells students\u00a0to have quality sleep. I sleep within 30 seconds after going to bed, said PM Modi. 1:35 PM: During exams, sleeping is vital but more important is the quality of sleep: PM Shri @narendramodi Watch LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:33 PM:\u00a0PM Modi tells students to practice various positions from yoga that would help them attain peace of mind. 1:32 PM: There are CDs available on Yog Nindra that you can easily practice: PM @narendramodi advises some particular Yoga aasans to practice during exams. Watch LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:30 PM: Students should focus on their EQ as it gives the biggest strength in life to a person, said PM Modi. 1:28 PM:\u00a0PM Modi said scientists have found that the IQ in children starts to develop even before the age of 5 years. He also said that EQ is the biggest source of inspiration in a person. 1:25 PM: PM Narendra Modi talks about the difference between IQ and EQ, Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient. 1:23 PM: I urge parents not to compare their kids with others. Don't make it a social status issue. Every kid is blessed with a special talent: PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:22 PM: PM Modi talks about the five elements of life and says that students should maintain a connection with these elements. 1:20 PM: Once you understand that your parents will always guide you correct, you will be honest with them and will not study just to show it to them: PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at and #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:17 PM:\u00a0A class 12 student from Delhi, Saloni, raises her question on distractions faced by students while studying for an exam. PM Modi answers the question by saying that if students want to focus on studying,\u00a0they should first know how to 'defocus'. 1:15 PM: PM Modi insists that every child is blessed and achieving high scores during exams should not be the only motive in life. 1:13 PM: Do not compete with others, compete with yourself: PM @narendramodi to students. Watch LIVE at and #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 1:12 PM:\u00a0PM Narendra Modi says Indian children are born politicians as they know how to get their work done at home by hook or crook since their childhood. 1:10 PM:\u00a0PM Modi also talks about how few parents try to achieve their unfulfilled dreams through their children, without realising what their children want to achieve. 1:08 PM:\u00a0PM Narendra Modi answers questions on pressures put on students by their parents and relatives. He tells students not to doubt the intentions of their parents and should understand that\u00a0they make immense sacrifices for their children. 1:05 PM: Students should forget all the negativity they face during exams : PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at and #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 01:03 PM: Instead of competing with others, the students should compete with themselves, says PM Modi. 01:00 PM: PM Modi answers the queries of the students, saying they should recognise their abilities and strengths and should strive to be better than themselves everyday. 12:58 PM: A student from Delhi, Aruna Srivastava, asks PM Modi how to deal with peer pressure. Another student from Calicut, Neha Sharma of Class 9, questions PM Modi on the pressure put on students by their parents. 12:55 PM:\u00a0PM Modi mentions cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his strategy to concentrate while playing a match. 12:53 PM:\u00a0PM Narendra Modi explains how to concentrate during examinations. He says it is necessary to synchronise the body, mind and soul to attain concentration. 12:50 PM: We are having a great discussion on why students must appear for exams with a smile, without stress. Watch #Pariksh\u2026 \u2014 Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 16, 2018 12:48 PM : Prime Minister Narendra Modi\u00a0apologises to all students across the country with whom he is not able to interact in their local language. He requests the faculty members to voice over his speech to those particular students. 12:46 PM: You can gain confidence by trying every single time. By ensuring that you strive to do better every day : PM @narendramodi Watch LIVE at and #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 12:45 PM:\u00a0PM Modi talks about a bronze medal winner in the Snowboard Championship at South Korea's Winter Olympics, who suffered\u00a0from multiple fractures and was under\u00a0coma for 11 months before the Olympics. 12:43 PM:\u00a0PM Modi talks about self confidence and how it is necessary for students to evaluate themselves at every point in life. 12:42 PM: I have read Swami Vivekanand when I was young and he used to say that we should lose confidence within ourselves: PM @narendramodi LIVE at #ParikshaPeCharcha \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 12:40 PM:\u00a0PM Modi starts answering questions. He discusses how he studied pieces written by Swami Vivekananda during his younger days and discusses his philosophies with the students. 12:37 PM:\u00a0PM Modi talks about 'Swachh Bharat' mission and said that media has changed the face of the campaign. It is now just a campaign of the government but also of the people of the nation. 12:35 PM:\u00a0PM greets the teachers saying the best education he ever received was when he learnt that one should never let the student within oneself die. 12:30 PM: The students end their performance and Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his speech. 12:25 PM:\u00a0The students of Kendriya Vidyalaya present a beautiful\u00a0performance on how to be triumphant over stress. 12:23 PM: The Education Minister\u00a0talks about PM Modi's focus on innovation in education through research parks and higher education finance agencies. 12:22 PM: Union Minister Shri @PrakashJavdekar interaction with students from across India on stress free examinations. Watch LIVE at and #ParikshaPeCharcha pic.twitter.com\/g3aLglxLtf \u2014 BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) February 16, 2018 12: 20 PM:\u00a0Javdekar talks about PM Modi's vission, visible through Budget 2018, which focuses on the right to education. 12: 15 PM:\u00a0Education Minister Prakash Javdekar talks to the students and teachers present in the stadium. 12:10 PM: PM Narendra Modi walks onto the stage in\u00a0Talkatora Stadium to begin his video conference. 12:05 PM: PM Narendra Modi reaches\u00a0Talkatora Stadium in Delhi and will talk to students and teachers soon. 11: 55 AM:\u00a0Students from Delhi want the Prime Minister to talk about the reservation system that exists in the Indian education system. 11: 50 AM:\u00a0Class 12 Students from Nainital want to request PM Narendra Modi to introduce counselling sessions for them that could help them realise which professions they could step into. 11:45 AM: Class 12 students from Haryana are disappointed with the schedule released for Board exams and want to discuss the same with PM Modi. 11: 40 AM:\u00a0In his book, Exam Warriors, PM Modi gave away 25 formulas on education to both students and teachers. 11: 35 AM:\u00a0Students from Jalandhar, Punjab, want the Prime Minister to talk about how to deal with exam stress and the confusion faced by them while appearing for an exam. 11: 25 AM: Students from\u00a0Varanasi want to talk to the Prime Minister about the impact of holidays on the syllabus and how to cope up with the same. 11:15 AM:\u00a0Students want PM Modi to discuss the transparency in the evaluation of papers in the education system. 11:00 AM: Students waiting for PM Modi in Talkatora Stadium in Delhi speak on what they expect\u00a0the Prime Minister to talk about. 10:20 AM: Last week, Prime Minister Modi had asked the students to share their thoughts on upcoming examinations and suggest stress-busting techniques through the Narendra Modi App and the MyGov App. 10:15 AM: The students were also encouraged to ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #ExamWarriors. The interaction comes two weeks after the launch of the 'Exam Warriors' book penned by Prime Minister Modi.