New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked parents not to expect their children to fulfil their unfulfilled dreams as he interacted with a number of students, teachers and parents in the second edition of “Pariksha pe Charcha”.

“I would request parents- do not expect your children to fulfil your unfulfilled dreams. Every child has his or her own potential and strengths. It is important to understand these positives of every child,” he said.

Replying to a question on parental pressure during exams, PM Modi advised parents to not keep unrealistic expectations from their children.

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“I hope parents do not make the report card of their children their own visiting cards…because if that is the aim then the expectations from children become unreal,” he said.

He also described the townhall as a “mini-India, a place where we have in our midst the future of India”.

The prime minister said technology should lead to expansion of the mind and be seen as a means to innovate, but, he also asked students not to forget the playing field.

While last year, only students of Delhi-NCR participated in the event, this year, students from all over India as well as Indian students residing abroad, including in Russia, Nigeria, Iran, Nepal, Doha, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, participated.

Today’s event would also see a cultural programme of 10 minutes and screening of a short film on initiatives taken by the HRD Ministry since last year’s “Pariksha Pe Charcha” to reduce exam-related stress.

PM Modi had held his first such interaction with the students last year in February. Earlier that month, he had released his book “Exam Warriors” — a guide to help students battle the exam anxiety.