'My doors are closed for..': Prime Minister Modi's THREE mantra for handling 'PM-level stress'
While most of the questions asked from PM Modi were related to exam pressure and stress during Pariksha Pe Charcha, there was one question that raised everyone's interest.-
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with students, teachers, and parents at the Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024 event. The Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024 event took place in Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi. For the 2024 Pariksha Pe Charcha, over 205.62 lakh students, over 14.93 lakh teachers, and 5.69 lakh parents. While most of the questions asked from PM Modi were related to exam pressure and stress, there was one question that raised everyone's interest. Two students asked PM Modi how he manages his stress level and the pressure that comes from the post of Prime Minister of India. Interestingly, PM Modi also started laughing when he was asked this question and asked back the student whether he wanted to become PM of India as well. Below is an excerpt of PM Modi's answer-
How does PM Modi handle stress and pressure?
PM Modi said, "There can be many answers to this. First, I felt good that you all know that a PM also faces pressure. Many feel a PM just travels by aircraft, in security then there is no pressure...There are times when some obstacles come. In that case, some people bow down their heads and remain silent until the issue passes. However, I don't sleep and wait for the difficult circumstances to pass. I face it.
I have a confidence in myself. I always think that 140 crore people are with me. If there are 100 million problems then there are billions of solutions. I never feel alone. I always know that my country and the people of my country are capable. Therefore, India can face any difficulty. Therefore if any issue or difficulty arises, I feel like 140 crore people are backing me. This is why I am working to make India more capable. If I can empower economically poor people by giving them basic amenities like houses, bathrooms, and LPGs, then poor people will dream of defeating poorness. "
PM Modi further said, "The second one is that you should be calm-headed. You should always understand which projects require priority and therefore it can help you in decision making. It comes from experience.
"Even if I commit a mistake, I take it as a lesson. COVID times were very difficult. I could have said that it is a pandemic. I asked people to bang utensils and clap for doctors. These acts did not drive away COVID but they gave us the belief that we can defeat the pandemic.
The third one being is to run a government successfully and smoothly then the two channels i.e. from lower to top level & vice versa should be strong and transparent. In my life and place, every door & window for negativity is closed. The thing is if there is no selfishness then, running a government is easy. The feeling of doing something for the country always keeps the stress away. "