"I have an exam tomorrow. 125 crore citizens are going to test me as the budget will be presented in Parliament. But I'm confident and wish success to you too," PM said.
A day ahead of Union Budget-2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 17th edition of his Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday said that he has an exam tomorrow, and he is confident about it.
The Prime Minister was joined by ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and chess champion Vishwanathan Anand who gave messages to the students in the exam season.
"Keep your thinking positive and positive results will surely follow. You should set a target for yourself and try to achieve that," Tendulkar told students.
"Your exams are approaching, but tomorrow is mine too. Budget hai kal. 125 crore citizens are going to take my examination tomorrow (Monday) as Union budget will be presented in Parliament tomorrow," PM said.
Addressing students appearing for board exams, Modi said, "Do not limit yourself with what will happen in these exams. Work with a much larger purpose. What is your routine, during exams, is important."
Asking students to set targets and pursue them with a free mind, without pressure, Modi added, "Compete with yourself and not others."
Modi also advised parents not to pressurise students and give them their space. "Parents, teachers and seniors are an invaluable support system for students during exam time," he said.
Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, said, "Your parents, teachers, relatives must be having a lot of expectations from you. But keep your thinking positive, positive results will surely follow. Set targets for yourself and don't be pressurised by others."
Asking students to stay calm, world-champion Viswanathan Anand said, "You need to be well rested, get a good night’s sleep, be on a full stomach the most important thing is to stay calm."
"Have always found that these exams go much better than you fear before. So stay confident and all the very best," he added.
Bharat Ratna CNR Rao who also joined Mann Ki Baat told students to decide what they want to do in life and not to give it up. "That there are many opportunities in this country. I fully realise that the examinations cause anxiety. That too competitive examinations. Do not worry, do your best," he said.
"Do not forget that you are a child of the universe. You have a right to be here like the trees and the mountains," he added.
The radio address included tips to cope with stress and other associated issues while preparing for board exams.
The 'Mann ki baat' programme would also be available live on the YouTube channels of Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) and DD News.
Prime Minister Modi has in the past shared his thoughts on a range of issues including drug addiction, farmers problems, menace of corruption, declining sex ratio, promotion of Khadi and high rate of casualties in road accidents, in 'Mann ki baat.