Published: 03rd March 2020
Physics paper aside, here's why all board exam aspirants should listen to CBSE's new Exam Anthem
Have you visited CBSE's website or any of their social media handles recently? If not, then you should, right now!
Upbeat rap music, scenes that make you feel like you're watching a High School version of Gully Boy, and a stark resemblance to the famous rap song Machayenge by popular Indian independent hip hop artist Emiway Bantai. We are not speaking about a new ablum, this is the Central Board of Secondary Education's Exam Anthem to motivate students appearing for the board examinations this year.
The three-minute long lyrical video song, with over 4,000 views in just a day, will surely inspire the exam-weary youngsters. CBSE has become the first education board in the country to release a rap song specially meant for its students. The CBSE Exam Anthem is an entirely in-house initiative of the board — another link in the chain to connect with the new-age students. The board, since the exams have begun, has invented and tried new methods to woo its students and also to ease out the stress around board exams. CBSE had already made headlines for putting out funny but also informative memes around the board exams prior to this.
Written by CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal and Head Media and PR Rama Sharma, the song is sung by Devashish Pathak and Gaurav Sharma. CBSE students Saksham Lal, Swarnim, Nakshatra have also participated in the making of the song.
"The basic idea was to make the exams stress free for students. 'Exam tyohar jaise manana hai' (celebrate exams like a festival- there's a lot that goes behind the word 'tyohar', it is something that is to be enjoyed and people await the time whenever there is one. We are happy at that time," explains Rama Sharma.
She added: "Based on the common problems related to exams, we thought why don't we come up with a song, as there isn't a better way to connect with the students. We are addressing a very impressionable young mind, so what we want to do is send out subtle messages in a non-preachy manner. We want to say that CBSE is always with you. It's been an unique and challenging experience for us as well."
#CBSERapSong #CBSEExamAnthem #examtime #study #youcandoit— CBSE HQ (@cbseindia29) March 2, 2020
The new CBSE Exam (Rap) Anthem.
On CBSE website: https://t.co/tKQDNmpSEB,
On YouTube: https://t.co/YZQzOsZios
And also on Instagramhttps://t.co/tPzj2jfG5A@PTI_News @HRDMinistry
Now, with the rap song releasing in the midst of the board examinations, it encourages students to perform well but most importantly asks them to treat exams like a festival and not a hurdle. First, it talks about creating a timetable while putting emphasis on sports and leisure. From proper sleep to eating healthy, the song gives useful advice. It also motivates students to appear for exams in a morally right manner and not spread any rumours. It also doesn't provide the usual advice but instead tells students to follow their passion, identify their talents and not memorise for the exams but understand the concepts first. The catch phrase of the anthem is Padhenge (will study).
The CBSE anthem is clearly inspired by and fashioned after the Hindi rap song Machayenge and tries to evokes the central message which the board has been sending out through its various channels — to work hard and not stress about marks. The song is available on YouTube and all other official CBSE social media handles.
The song has received both positive and negative responses from students and netizens alike. On CBSE's Twitter, where the complete version of the song is available, students who appeared for the Physics exam on March 2 have filled the comment box with complaints about the Physics question paper that they found to be lengthy and tough. Some have also praised the song.