The recent declaration of board exam results from across the country brought a mixed bad of moments for students and their families. While many cheered their scorecards, many were disappointed and disheartened with not standing upto their parents and and own expectations.
Unfortunately, our education system is such that the parents’ expectations and societal pressure force the students to take extreme steps. Many students fall victims to the feeling of being in a bottomless pit after seeing the markscard.
Tragically, for an 18-year-old student from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, the disappointment of failing his board exams resulted in suicide.
Shocked by the student’s suicide, Awanish Sharan, an IAS officer of 2009-batch and Kawardha district collector took to Facebook appealing students ‘not to get disheartened or lose hope’.
Awanish, in his inspiring Facebook post, requested students and their parents “not to take the result very seriously!”. He wrote, “It’s just a number game. You will be getting many more chances to prove your calibre. Keep moving.”
Sharan did not hesitate to share his results of Class 10 and 12 board exams and graduation exams. The IAS officer secured 44.5 and 65 per cent marks in Class 10 and 12 respectively. He got 60.7 per cent marks in his graduation.