Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the 17th edition of his monthly radio broadcast ‘Maan Ki Baat’ on Sunday at 11 am sharp but to the surprise of many avid listeners his eagerly awaited talk had no mention of several burning issues that the country is faced with right now – Jat agitation, JNU row and suicide of Dalit researcher Rohith Vemula.Instead, PM chose to speak on examination fever that has gripped lakhs of students who are giving their central board examinations across the country.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Though the PM had spoken on this topic before, this time he spiced up his pep talk with the advice of three Indian icons –master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Bharat Ratna and celebrated scientist CNR Rao and former World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand.Hailing people for sending suggestions in thousands from across the country Modi said after seeing their concerns, it seems that exams are one of the most important issues at the national level and must be addressed by him.”I believe that those students who are going to give their exams will find 25-30 minutes of my talk very beneficial,” said Modi, interweaving Sachin Tendulkar’s message who advised the students not to buckle under the weight of expectations of other but to “set their own target and try to achieve it without any pressure.”PM asked students not to get under pressure of marks but engage their life with some great cause.”If you have set big dreams for yourself then exams will become a festival of happiness for you,” said Modi asking students to look after their health, get deep sleep and if possible do Yoga to keep mind hassle free and lead disciplined lifestyle.But many people to whom dna spoke to had questions about PM’s choice of topic in Mann Ki Baat.”Exams are fine but I expected PM to say something about grave situation faced by the country, especially destructive Jat agitation that has cost the nation Rs 40,000 crore and suicide of Dalit researcher Rohith Vemula that virtually crippled parliament. I am saddened that PM said nothing on these issues,” said Ankush Gupta, a software engineer.Virender Chowdary from Rohtak said PM should have spoken about problems students of Haryana are facing because of the agitation.”Modi ji should have suggested some way so that board central exams can be delayed for Haryana students who could not study because of crippling situation for two weeks,” said Chowdhary.

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PM Modi concentrates on exam fever, gives burning topics a miss