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Cracking the boards: Sachin, Vishy join PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat address on exam stress

Sachin Tendulkar, who joined PM Modi in his Mann Ki Baat address, asked students to set their own 'achievable targets' and urged them to stay positive.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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.

“Never get bogged down under pressure of expectations, set targets for yourself,” PM Modi said, adding that exams only tell one whether they are treading on the right path or not, and with the right pace or not.

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In his short address, Sachin Tendulkar asked students to set their own ‘achievable targets’ and urged them to stay positive.

“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.

Professor CNR Rao also joined the Prime Minister in his address, advising students not to give up on what they want in life.

“I fully realise that the examinations cause anxiety. That too competitive examinations. Do not worry, do your best. There are many opportunities in this country. Decide what you want to do in life and don’t give it up,” Professor Rao said.