Indian Railways staff kids get a thoughtful gift from Piyush Goyal

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Children of about 3,000 employees of the railway and coal ministries in Delhi received a personalised letter from the Minister, along with a copy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book ‘Exam Warriors’

Setting a great example of not just valuing employees but lending the best support a leader can to his people, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal just went an extra mile, letting his people know that he really cares. Weeks before they were to appear for their exams, children of around 3,000 employees of the railway and coal ministries in Delhi received a personalised letter from the Minister, along with a copy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book, Exam Warriors, asking them to take lessons from it.

Railway Ministry sources mentioned that Goyal bought the copies of the 208-page book himself, bearing all expenses, and sought details of the employees whose children were to appear for exams in the coming months. He sent out around 3,100 copies to the employees, including railway and coal ministry PSUs.

In the letters addressed to the employees and their children by name, Goyal said, “In recent times, the competitive nature of exams has been causing more stress than satisfaction, and is taking its toll.” He recommended the prime minister’s book as a ready reckoner on how to deal with the stress. Prime Minister Modi has simplified complex issues into 25 simple mantras, in his book.

The volume helps students gain self-confidence and teaches them to focus on the task at hand. It also guides parents to help children discover their true potential. Prime Minister Modi speaks about honesty, forming bonds with teachers, handling adverse situations to see them as opportunities and making a contribution to society, as Goyal described in his letter.

Recently, Goyal had met a girl who had run away from her home because she failed in an exam, but was rescued at a railway station. He gifted the book and spent time talking to her. “I am delighted to present this book to you as a personal souvenir for reading, and encourage you to take out time to assimilate its lessons. I am confident that this will help everyone succeed not just in exams, but also in life. Wish you all the best, for your exams, and to quote Prime Minister Modi, ‘let us be warriors, not worriers’,” he said in the letter.

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