Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at his “Pariksha Par Charcha 2.0” fielded questions on exam stress in which he coined a term that might gather many people attention across India as he said “PUBG-wala”.
A mother complained to the Prime Minister that her son is addicted to online games and was avoiding studies and to which the PM Modi replied: “PUBG-wala hai kya? (is he a PUBG gamer?)”.
The PM on a serious note adviced that “Explore ways in which you encourage your children towards accepting and understanding technology. But remember, technology should be used to expand our horizons, not to let it shrink us in our life. It should not be allowed to narrow us down, as that would be very harmful for us.”
He further added that “Like everything else, technology too comes with its positives and negatives. As parents, we must guide our children to get the most from technology. Encourage their inquisitiveness on learning about various apps… like how to build something, or cook something.”
He added that children would hopefully move from “PlayStation to the playground” if parents tried to make these efforts.
Earlier the student body of Jammu and Kashmir claims that PUBG Mobile is extremely addictive and has resulted in poor results for the recent class X and XII board exams and have asked the J&K Governor Satya Pal Naik to ban the game immediately.
Recently PUBG Mobile has been banned in schools in PM Modi’s home state Gujarat. The game was launched in December 2017, and has since acquired a massive fan base in India and worldwide.