NEW DELHI, Sept 15: At a glittering function attended by a jam-packed auditorium of Dr Ambedkar International Centre here today, the Urdu version of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular book “Exam Warriors” was released by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Dr Jitendra Singh and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, along with film celebrities Rishi Kapoor and Muzaffar Ali.
“Exam Warriors” is a book written by Modi with a special focus on how to deal with stress situations during exam and make the best use of the opportunity offered by every exam. The theme of the book is that one should be exam “warrior” and not exam “worrier”.
Pertinent to mention that the book is already available in 14 Indian languages and its Urdu version becomes the 15th language in which the book will now be available. The book emphasizes on building self-confidence and esteem among the youngsters, without being intimidated by the prospect of exam.
Speaking at the function, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar gave a broad resume of the various educational reforms brought in by the Modi Government. He referred to Prime Minister Modi as a tutor by temperament, who always loves to innovate and develop new ideas for imparting education in a manner which is suitable to the requirements of contemporary India.
Dr Jitendra Singh, in his address, said that the book “Exam Warriors” should not be confined only for reading by young students, but should also be read by parents and, in fact, by each one of us, because each one of us is expected to face a new exam every day in one’s life. He said, this is a book which could only have been written by Modi because he has grown up through struggle and hardship, and seen the realities of life from close quarters. At the same time, he said, with the publication of this book in Urdu, the process of carrying the message of the book far and wide has also been achieved.
Describing Urdu language as a medium of communication inherent to the Ganga-Jamuna civilization of India, Dr Jitendra Singh said, many expressions in Urdu are not only easier to understand, but are also more effective in impact compared to certain other languages. Citing several Urdu couplets, he said, the beauty of Urdu language is that its connoisseurs take pride in speaking Urdu but are never arrogant about this pride.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi expressed thanks for the cooperation he received for the publication of the Urdu version of the book “Exam Warriors”. He said, on behalf of Prime Minister Modi, he could only say in the language of a poet that Modi is someone who is constantly endeavoring to keep the spark of knowledge and learning alive.
Rishi Kapoor, in a humorous vein, said that he belongs to a family where all have been exam failures including his father Raj Kapoor, both the uncles Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor as well as his other two brothers. However, he said, he regrets not having got the opportunity to formally learn Urdu when he was in school and said that he has tried to pick up Urdu during the course of delivering dialogues for his various films.
Famous filmmaker of “Umrao Jaan” fame Muzaffar Ali and actor Anu Kapoor also spoke on the occasion.