"I have an exam tomorrow", Modi said as he tried to motivate students. Modi, who admitted to feeling "tension" sometimes, said he was "full of confidence" ahead of his "examination" by 125 crore people.
"Friends, your exams are starting. I too have exam tomorrow. The country's 125 crore people are going to take my examination," the Prime Minister said ahead of the Budget session.
"Sometimes I feel tension within. Then I feel that I should relax a bit so that I feel good. So I have developed my own technique. I do some deep breathing. I take deep breath three times, five times. It may take a few seconds but my mind becomes ready to deal with the situation with a calm mind,” he said while roping in ace crickter Sachin and world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand as examples.
In his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi emphasised that students should appear for the exams with a “positive approach” and a “free mind”.
"Move ahead with a free mind, without any tension of success or failure," he said in his 35-minute programme. "There is success in failure too" if there is a positive approach, he said, while asking students to have dedication, determination and diligence to achieve success.