Prime Minister Narendra Modi while talking to students at the 3rd edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha yesterday called for a ‘tech-free room’ in every house of the country. The PM suggested students to take time off from technology while at home and indulge in extra-curricular activities based on their interest.
The PM said that this indulgence in extra-curricular activities would serve as an effective way to release exam-related stress. Teaching students about some lessons of life the PM appealed them not be demotivated if they face temporary setbacks and asked them to take failures in their stride.
Helping students understand the fact that technology should not control them he said, “We should have the strength to keep technology under our control and ensure it does not waste our time. One room in our homes should be technology-free. Whoever enters will not carry any gadgets”.
PM Modi used examples from cricket, the Chandrayaan-2 mission, and his own experience to reach out to students across the country. He also said the students that he wants to speak to them in their own language and said his conversations with them will be “hashtag without filter”.
Talking about proper absorption of technology he said, “Technological trends are changing quickly. It is essential to stay updated with these trends. Fear of technology is not good. Technology is a friend. Mere knowledge of technology is not enough. Its application is as important”.
Over 2,000 students across the country interacted with the PM and the selected students (based on essay competition held) got the chance to ask questions during the event held yesterday.