Mann Ki Baat: I’ve an exam today, I am fully confident — PM Narendra Modi on Budget-eve

PM Modi said he was 'full of confidence' ahead of his 'examination' by 125 crore people, a trait which he wanted students to emulate when they appear for their Class X and XII examinations.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 11:22 am
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing during Three years long Centenary Celebration of Sri Gaudiya Math and Mission in Kolkata on Sunday. PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra(PTI2_21_2016_000234B) Modi said he was “full of confidence” ahead of his “examination” by 125 crore people, a trait which he wanted students to emulate when they appear for their examinations for Class X and XII starting Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday equated the presentation of the Budget with an “exam”, and said he remained “full of confidence” about facing it.

In his monthly radio show Mann Ki Baat broadcast Sunday, the PM addressed students whose board exams are starting soon.

Referring to the General Budget, he said, “Friends, your exams are beginning. I, too, have an exam tomorrow. Hundred and twenty-five crore countrymen will take my exam… Hearing me, you must have felt how healthy I am, how much self-confidence I have. Let my exam happen tomorrow. Let yours start the day after. And let us all succeed, the country will succeed too then.”

The PM also talked about how he personally deals with stress. “Sometimes I feel tension within. Then I feel I should relax a bit so that I feel good. I have developed my own technique. I do some deep breathing. I take deep breaths three times, five times. It may take a few seconds but my mind becomes ready to deal with the situation with a calm mind. This may be my experience but this may help you too,” Modi said.

He also talked about yoga helping concentration and strengthening inner peace.

Later, addressing farmers at a rally in Bareilly, the PM said the challenges faced by them could be converted into opportunities “if you (farmers) help me and states implement the various schemes properly”. “Filling farmers’ pockets with money” wasn’t enough, he said.

Modi talked about the recently launched crop insurance scheme, describing it as a “protective shield”, as well as other government initiatives such as an e-platform for marketing of agriculture products and the scheme to inter-link rivers. Modi has been addressing farmers’ rallies in different states over the past few weeks.

Noting that agriculture was a state subject, the PM said, “The states where some work has been done in the farming sector have witnessed progress. But in states which have a ‘chalta hai (let it happen)’ and ‘election time pe dekh lenge (we will see at the time of elections)’ approach, the fate of farmers has been left to God. After God, there is nobody to help them.”

While he raised the fact that Bundelkhand continued to be parched, Modi pointed out that Madhya Pradesh, under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, had become “No. 1” in agriculture.

He underlined a vision to “double the income of farmers by 2022”, the 75th year of independence of the country. “From this land of Uttar Pradesh, I urge all states to give priority to agriculture and then see the changes. The roadmap is there, you only have to implement it,” he said, calling agriculture, industry and service sector the three pillars of economic development.

Modi said he wasn’t criticising any state but only wanted to “urge” them on with the promise that “the Centre was ready to work shoulder-to-shoulder” with them in the implementation of schemes.

Talking about the MNREGA, Modi, in a clear reference to the UPA government, said, “What happened earlier? It was nowhere to be seen.” The scheme could be used to provide irrigation by making ponds deeper, cleaning canals, and rainwater harvesting, he said.

Modi urged farmers not to use excessive chemicals or harmful fertilisers. “This atrocity on ‘dharti mata’ should be avoided… We have no right to commit such an atrocity.”

In his Mann ki Baat, the PM roped in ‘Bharat Ratnas’ Sachin Tendulkar and Prof C N R Rao, in addition to chess champion Vishwanathan Anand and spiritual leader Morari Bapu, to address students. Messages recorded by them were played during the programme.

The PM told students to give exams with a positive approach and a free and calm mind, without any anxiety, and exhorted parents not to put pressure on them.

Invoking the likes of inventor Thomas Alva Edison and author J K Rowling, Modi said their success had possibly come after many failures. “There is success in failure too” if there is a positive approach, he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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    Aap
    Feb 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    See his position. He do not have ministers and have to jump in. After proxy role by Sushma, now Jaitely too is in capable? Trump need jobs, better hire him for sometime.
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      cherans
      Feb 28, 2016 at 11:38 am
      Modi is a failure....his ministers...school fail.....so the test will be for the people....how long people are going to bear the price rise...corruption...patriotic preaching......divisive pilitics...
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        IML sood
        Feb 28, 2016 at 8:29 am
        See comments of someheart -burned Aaptards/anti India thinkers. They are useless and parasites and can never digest country's progress under present Govt. Reson is simple, they have Ibeen enjoying the loot till now but getting exposed by the present establishment.
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          IML sood
          Feb 28, 2016 at 11:45 am
          In earlier comments also it was made clear that thepeople writing nonsense against Hon. PM of the country in these blogs show their low up bringing and the environments in which they were grown up.A persons with least ethics will think twice before speaking rubbish but here they are writings in black and white. Have pity on their parents and wards at least who may also be ashamed to have such grown up brutes, devoid of any manners in their families.to give bad names to them.
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            IML sood
            Feb 28, 2016 at 9:04 am
            One wonder sometimes, on seeing this abusive language against Hon. PM that how such people would be treating their respectable elders or family members. Perhaps their learning or rearing up is so low that they cannot rise above from their gutter language or from their family background in they were brought up.Respect always begets respect but alas,if this is known to such persons who are deprived of ethical behaviour.
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              Irfan Khan
              Feb 28, 2016 at 11:11 am
              I am very haapy with MODI rule CONGRESS which ruled our country only worked on DIVED and RULE Policy they are currently doing same thing talking about Muslims and Dalits my question to these morons is what they did in 60 years nothing other than looting SHAME ON YOU PAPAU and AK I voted CONGRESS I felt VERY MUCH SHAME this time I will VOTE ONLY BJP I am really impressed with MODI work in 20 months PROUD TO BE INDIAN I will not support JNU goons
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                Madhu Reddy
                Feb 28, 2016 at 11:04 am
                Super answer REDDYJI great to see
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                  Madhu Reddy
                  Feb 28, 2016 at 11:03 am
                  We are with you sir there some ITALY GULMI s still barking live PIGs with FAKE IDS we here to support our GREAT PM of all times we admire and support you and we will make sure that CONGRESS MUKTH BHARAT and no PM did some much work in 20 months of time despite having so many hurdles especially NO MAJORITY IN RAJASABA we will VOTE BJP so that you will get FULL MAJORITY IN RAJASABA sir Jai sree ram
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                    MyTake
                    Feb 28, 2016 at 8:23 am
                    Its not a coincidence that all great man have special love for children. PM Modi is no different. Simplicity, hard work and eagerness to achieve the goal is probably what bonds them together.
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                      NL
                      Feb 29, 2016 at 5:52 am
                      The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a Muslim, this is one more proof. THe main reason he imposing the stani Islamic origin language Hindi is to ensure Islam takes over India. He is more comfortable in the Wahabi country while he treats Indians are "foreigners" by blocking Indian languages. The PM refuses to talk in Indian languages. BJP is nothing but a Muslim party fulfilling the requirements of Quran which is Islamic take over of India.
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                        Nuh
                        Feb 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                        But tomorrow you will p yourself with distinction 100/100, and pat yourself on the back, and you care less if farmers died, women raped,people get beaten, and police hared citizens.So what is the point ? Aunty Durga National can speak lies in parliament but you can turn it into truth.
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                          Vikas yadav
                          Feb 28, 2016 at 10:07 am
                          Modiji please do something ....till now u r throwing jumala only....
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                            Denis
                            Feb 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm
                            Sanghis and Congis should come together to build this nation.
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                              ananbejan
                              Mar 7, 2016 at 6:20 am
                              Exams are around so students are tensed, barring those who have worked hard througout the year and are not worried during exams. There are other students who are exam oriented -who play mischief, pranks and bully other studious student (neither do they study nor allow other students to study) but they study only during exams to get through. The other group of students who are rowdy and disturb the cl, try to be in the limelight by creating rucus and depend on copy and p. Our government is no different than these 3 groups of students, since they have failed miserably in all subjects (Econony, Growth, Development, Inflation, Peace and Harmony, Unity, Acche Din, Sab ka Sath Sab ka Vikas, Taming Corruption, Black Money, Swachta Abhiyan and last but not the least "Budget" etc etc. Common men had invested tremendous hope based on all the fake promises showered by this regime before elections, hence they gave vast mandate toppling the six decade old regime. But are very much disappointed, upset and frustrated due to backstabbing and betrayal by those on whom they had hopes of Acchey Din. This Budget was mere copy paste - just like those students who create rukus, disturbances, indulge in hooliganism throughout the year and at the end of the year write something rubbish in their answer sheets or try copying, but after results fall on their face.
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                                Antony
                                Feb 28, 2016 at 8:04 am
                                teri "Mann ki Baat" ki toh. RSS chaddi man Modi
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                                  AA
                                  Feb 28, 2016 at 9:44 am
                                  BJP star campaigner back with his marketing sermons. Has nothing to say on burning issues - breakdown in Haryana, m rapes on National highways. Oh wait that requires taking a stand and playing the PM, hardly to be expected of a marketing talk master.
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                                    Arun
                                    Feb 28, 2016 at 11:23 am
                                    This BJP govt is corrupt. Sushma, vasundhara, Vyapam Chouhan etc are corrupt. VK Singh, Matriculate Smriti Irani etc are Racist, Sushama, Matriculate Smriti Irani, Arun jaitley. Moahn Bhagwat etc.etc. are communal. This government is horrible.
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                                      arc
                                      Feb 28, 2016 at 8:30 am
                                      Is that all the bandar has to say in his monkey baat? And he thinks he is a statesman.
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                                        arc
                                        Feb 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm
                                        @satish. Your kind prove that Vedic genetic science works when gau mata is crossbred with Mohan Bhagwat to produce gadhas. And if you did not know, monkeys don't bark, dogs go. But wait, are you trying to say the PM is also a result of Vedic genetics?
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                                          arc
                                          Feb 28, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                                          Really? He is taking the exam tomorow? So what has arun jaitely been doing? Taking dictations from the fuhrer? Talk of usurping someone else's credit. This PM will stoop to any low. Disgusting monkey.
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                                            Jai
                                            Feb 28, 2016 at 9:47 am
                                            Withdraw all subsidy for JNU...let them pursue career by subsidised education loan.
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