PANAJi: Students should not worry while appearing for exams but instead should celebrate it as one festival, said Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. Government is always there for the betterment of the students. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very much concerned about the future generation, which can be seen from the initiatives of the PM – Clean India, Fit India, Make in India and Skill India mission. Exam Warrior, a book of the PM, has 34 Mantras, out of which 28 are for students, and 6 are for the parents, he said.
“Prime Minister always motivates students, parents and teachers also. One should remove the fear from the student’s mind and heart about facing exams. He urged the students to study hard, get prepared, just smile and appear for the exam,” he said.
He added that prize or rank is not important, but every attempt is important.
CM was speaking at the valedictory function of the Art and Painting Competition organised jointly by the Directorate of Education, Goa Education Development Corporation and Department of Information and Publicity on the side lines of Pariksha Pe Charcha for students of all the Schools of South Goa at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
PWD Minister Nilesh Cabral; Social Welfare Minister Subhash Phaldessai; MLA Ulhas Tuyekar, Aleixo Sequeira; Chairperson, Margao Municipal Council, Damodar Shirodkar; Commissioner, NRI Affairs, Adv. Narendra Sawaikar; Chairman, Goa Education Development Corporation, Govind Parvatkar; Director, Department of Information and Publicity, Dipak Bandekar; Chairman, Goa Board, Bhagirath Shetye; Manging Director, GEDC, Arvind Khutkar; Director of Education, Shri Shailesh Zingde; Deputy Director, Uday Gaonkar; Co-Convenor, Babaji Sawant; Member Secretary, Institute Menezes Braganza, Gorakh Mandrekar; Fine artist and Arjuna Awardee, Bramhanand Shankhwalkar, Sudesh Gaonkar.
CM presented prizes to the winner in the category superior art warrior and excellent art warrior.
Earlier in the first session, the programme was inaugurated by Shri Bramhanand Shankhwalkar in the presence of the General Manager, GEDC Shri Brijesh Shirodkar and others. 475 students participated in the competition.
Shailesh Zingde welcomed. Vijaykumar Kopre compared while Shri Govind Parvatkar presented a vote of thanks.