- A day before the Union Budget 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 17th edition of his Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday addressed students.
- \"Your exams are approaching, but tomorrow is mine too. Budget hai kal. 125 crore citizens are going to take my examination tomorrow as Union budget will be presented in Parliament tomorrow,\" he said.
- CNR Rao, Sachin Tendulkar and Viswanathan Anand also sent messages for the students.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 17th edition of his Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday addressed students appearing for the boards.
"Your exams are approaching, but tomorrow is mine too. Budget hai kal. 125 crore citizens are going to take my examination tomorrow (Monday) as Union budget will be presented in Parliament tomorrow," he stated.
"Do not limit yourself with what will happen in these exams. Work with a much larger purpose. What is your routine, during exams, is important."
Asking students to set targets and pursue them with a free mind, without pressure, he said, "Compete with yourself and not others." Modi also advised parents not to pressurise students and give them their space.
"Parents, teachers and seniors are an invaluable support system for students during exam time," he said.
On the show, Bharat Ratna CNR Rao told students to persevere in their endeavours. "That there are many opportunities in this country. I fully realise that the examinations cause anxiety. That too competitive examinations. Do not worry, do your best," he said.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, said, "Your parents, teachers, relatives must be having a lot of expectations from you. But keep your thinking positive, positive results will surely follow. Set targets for yourself and don't be pressurised by others."
Asking students to stay calm, world-champion Viswanathan Anand said, "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," he added.
"Do not forget that you are a child of the universe. You have a right to be here like the trees and the mountains," Rao said.
The radio address included tips to cope with stress and other associated issues while preparing for board exams.
-With ANI inputs