‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ a movement to make students comfortable — Dr. Yhome
Changes in the question pattern from this year
KOHIMA — Students from Nagaland, along with educational institutions nationwide, tuned in to the live broadcast of ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024’, held at Bharat Mandapam at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on Monday.
Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, Advisor for School Education and SCERT, watched the event live alongside teachers, staff, and students from Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire Government Higher Secondary School (Dr. NKGHSS), Seikhazou, Kohima.
Following the programme, Yhome said that literacy extends beyond reading and writing to include digital literacy, social literacy, financial literacy, and emotional literacy, among others. These aspects, according to him, have gained significance with the New Education Policy (NEP), which has introduced many changes.
He also mentioned that the massive transformation in the digital age due to advances in information technology and artificial intelligence has revolutionised things.
Acknowledging the upcoming exams and the associated stress, Yhome commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to support students and lead them through the interaction.
Stressing the importance of healthy competition, he told the students to re-invent themselves and urged them to not focus solely on memorization. Furthermore, he added that ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ is a movement to make students comfortable and help them realise that exams are not merely a challenge or a mental block, but an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate their individuality.
Changes in the question pattern
Kevileno Angami, commissioner and secretary of School Education and SCERT, revealed slight changes in the question pattern from this year, with some portions focusing on critical thinking assessments.
She emphasised the importance of using common sense when answering questions and asked students to share this with their parents.
She also encouraged students to assess what they read and critically respond, to make the most of their time, and to stay healthy.
The chairperson of the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE), Asano Sekhose, advised students to prepare for exams ahead of time, manage their schedules effectively, and prioritise their health, while Thavaselam, the principal director of School Education, encouraged students to incorporate prayer and meditation and work consistently towards their goals.
Wonthungo Tsopoe, the director of School Education, also spoke at the event. The event was also attended by Kevirale-ü Kerhuo, director of SCERT; Temsunaro Aier, state mission director for Samagra Shikhsha; and other officials.
‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Exam Warriors movement, which aims to create a stress-free environment for young people. The movement’s goal is to bring students, parents, teachers, and society together to celebrate each child’s uniqueness and make learning an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
It may be noted that Rakovi Savio Rokho, a Class 11 student from Livingstone Foundation International School, Dimapur, along with Anguto Sumi, also in Class 11, but from PM SHRI Kendriya Vidyalaya, Dimapur, and Keneile U Suokhrie, a postgraduate teacher at Government Higher Secondary School, Tuensang, attended the main event in Delhi.