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PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA 2022

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PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA 2022
April 1, 2022

Embassy of India and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Seoul organized the 5th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022 in collaboration with Indian Students and Researchers in Korea (ISRK) on April 1, 2022. During the event over 300 Korean and Indian Students along with members of Indian Diaspora in Republic of Korea (ROK) participated in large numbers to witness Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with students for beating the exam stress and tips to do better in life. PM Modi’s interaction was livestreamed through video conference for the participants joining from ROK. 

Preceding the PM’s interaction, Mission had organized a LIVE Session with students and faculty members from prominent institutions in ROK. H. E. Sripriya Ranganathan gave welcome remarks during the session. Amb. Ranganathan welcomed the participants and spoke about the anxiety, stress and peer pressure students are facing world over in a competitive world. She also focused on how a balanced approach is required by students in coping up with the exam stress. 

Prof. Koh Tae-jin, Head, Department of Hindi at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies spoke about the educational system in ROK and Korean perspective on fighting the exam stress. Dr. Sonu Trivedi, Director, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Seoul focused on the exam stress faced by students in India during the changing times and reforms required for shifting the focus of parents and educational institutions from marks-based assessment to continuous evaluation and grading. Prof. Biswajit Sarkar, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Yonsei University discussed about the differences in the educational system in India and ROK for assessing the progress of the students, later focusing more on creativity and knowledge rather than just scoring high marks which helps in reducing the level of stress on students. Dr. Dhiraj Kumar Mishra from Department of Hindi, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies highlighted upon exam being an integral part of our everyday life and how it helps us in judging our progress in life. 

Around 30 students from Myeongji Middle School, Busan joined Pariksha Pe Charcha. Ms. Jin Ju-ha (3rd grader from Myeongji Middle School) shared her experience of fighting with the exam stress during the COVID 19 pandemic. Over 30 students from Department of Hindi at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies also participated LIVE during the Session. After this initial interaction, participants witnessed the Live telecast of address by PM Narendra Modi and his interaction with students from different parts of India. The Session was moderated by Mr. Swapnil Thorat, Head Commerce and Investment, Embassy of India, Seoul. Dr. Lailesh Kumar, President, ISRK gave the concluding remarks highlighting the contribution of ISRK in bringing the Indian students and researchers at one platform and helping them during difficult times.

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