As you may be aware, India has the highest rate of suicides in the world amongst students, simply due to the unbearable pressure of exams.  As per NCRB data, between 2014 and 2016, 26,476 students committed suicide in India, and out of them, 7,462 committed suicide due to failure in various examinations.  Students in schools experience high stress during examination, especially during their Board examination due to various reasons such as lack of preparation, style of their study, lack of needed information, pressure from parents and peers, etc. The incidents of suicides due to exam anxiety are also being reported in the media from time to time.

Considering the seriousness of the nature of such incidents, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is launching a month long campaign #ParikshaParv during the exam period i.e from 19th February to 15th March 2019.  This campaign is intended to change the outlook/perspective of children towards exams.  Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, also stated in Mann Ki Baat of 29th January 2017 that “Pariksha ek utsav hai, Pariksha ki aise lijiye jaise mano ek thyohar hai”.

The campaign will entail :

  1.   * Radio spots/jingles
  2.   * Live streaming sessions on

will be held during the campaign period to enable students to interact with experts to reduce their exam stress.

(Schedule has been made available on NCPCR’s website http://ncpcr.gov.in/showfile.php?lang=1&level=1&&sublinkid=1829&lid=1817)

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