Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold "Pariksha Pe Charcha," an annual interaction with students, at 7 pm on Wednesday via video conferencing. Announcing the same, PM Modi on Monday had tweeted, "A new format, several interesting questions on a wide range of subjects and a memorable discussion with our brave #ExamWarriors, parents and teachers. Watch 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' at 7 PM on 7th April."
PM Modi also said, in a video message attached with the tweet, "We have been living under the shadow of coronavirus for the last one year and because of that I have to forego the charm of meeting you in person and have to be with you in a new format -- the first virtual edition of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha.'"
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday told news agency ANI in Wednesday's session of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha,' lakhs of students will be connected and can ask PM Modi questions on various issues, including beating exam stress.
Pokhriyal told ANI that nearly 14 lakh participants had registered themselves in the 'Pariksha Par Charcha' 2021 contest and over 60% of participants are from Class 9 and 10.
"32 channels of Swayam Prabha, including Doordarshan and various platforms of government, will telecast" Pariksha Pe Charcha live at 7 pm, Pokhriyal told ANI.
The first edition of the prime minister's interaction programme with school and college students ''Pariksha Pe Charcha 1.0'' was held at the Talkatora Stadium on February 16, 2018.