Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of Art of Living interacted with around one lakh students of various coaching institutes in Kota to help them improve their confidence and to further enable a stress-free environment for studying.
Students raised a lot of questions while the session to which they responded. With an objective to boost concentration levels of students and make them confident to take engineering and medical entrance exams, a massive Yoga and meditation session was conducted at Commerce College.
Chief Minister urged the managements of various coaching institutes to not burden the students with studies and give them time for recreational activities to relieve stress. She also advised parents to not put more pressure on children, that they may not be able to sustain. She also advised the district authorities to open recreational centres in Kota.
Vasundhara Raje expressed her concern over the number of students who committed suicide in the past few years as they were unable to sustain the pressure. Talking about that, she explained why there is a need to create a pressure-free environment.
Addressing the students, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar indicated that youthfulness does not work out without a craze for something, and for many that is the dream to get into the reputed institutions of the country. However, he advised the students to not underestimate their potential and be afraid of failure. He cited that failure is nothing but a stepping stone to success. He urged the students to not compete with others and instead compete with themselves.