When the results of 10 and 12 Boardexams are declared, some students get 90% or above marks. They rejoice the result with immense pleasure as they can get admission in the college of their preference. Parents of these students feel proud to talk about the scoring marks.
However, we also see the faces of disappointment as some students attain average or low marks. These students have to bear the brunt of their parents. The unfortunate fact is that adolescents even commit suicide out of depression for not enduring the psychological pressure put by their guardians.
We as a guardian fail to persuade our children that marks cannot measure our intelligence. In fact, we are responsible for creating stress in the mind of our children that low scoring in the exams ends our academic career.
However, the reality is that our mark-sheets can never be the certificate of our whole life. It has been seen in some cases that top-scoring students could not achieve something special in their life, whereas low-grade students became successful person, earned name and fame and contributed their life for the welfare of society and the country.
So, the time has come that we give up admonishing our child for getting average or low grades in the exams and praise them for their efforts in the preparation of the exams. All students are not made for academics. They can make their career in the fields like sports, acting, music, painting or business as well and become a successful person in their life.
Such is the example of a mother who became proud of her son for scoring 60% marks in the 10th CBSE Board exams. A Delhi-based woman Vandana Sufia Katoch shared her feelings to the social media platform after the board result of her son was declared. She appreciated her son for his persevering efforts to prepare the exams and for not giving in even after some subjects were abstruse to him.
The post of Vandana Sufia has received the warm accolades. This super mom has set an example before us that life is far beyond numbers attained in the examinations. Life of our children is not more valuable than the mark sheet, being a mere piece of paper.
Vandana gives a strong message to the country that it is our responsibility to keep our children happy and not pressurize them for their performance in the exams. “Kids will carry out our unfulfilled dreams”-we should give up this approach.
The result of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has been declared. Kanishka Kataria from Jaipur has topped the prestigious exam at his first attempt.
Earlier before, there have been several candidates who cracked the IAS exam at their first attempt. So what is different with him?
The difference is that he has broken the myth of Indian society. He has publically admitted what is being seen as a taboo in our society.
Kanishka Kataria has given credit for this grand success to his girlfriend together with his family. This means he has publically admitted having a girlfriend.
Kanishak Kataria, AIR 1 in #UPSC final exam: It’s a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister & my girlfriend for the help & moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator & that’s exactly my intention. #Rajasthanpic.twitter.com/IBwhW8TJUs
It would be right to say that the UPSC exam is one of the toughest competitive examinations of the world. Around 6 lakh candidates appear for this exam, whereas only 600-700 candidates get success in the final round of interview.
The glamour of civil services is such that candidates appear for this exam again and again till they succeed in the interview. However, persistence to prepare for this exam for a number of times is not possible for everyone.
So, what about such candidates who get failed in the final round of interview, some even from one to two numbers. Are they not capable of getting services in the government offices?
Certainly, they are efficient to hold a government job. In fact, they have gained a good understanding of governance until the preparation of the interview stage.
Considering this, the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission has sent a proposal to the Central government and ministries to recruit failed candidates in the interview.
If the government approves the recommendation, the unsuccessful candidates will get government service in ministry offices in a suitable post according to their rank.
The government should approve the proposal since this is good for both the government and the candidates. There will be less burden for the government to hold exams for several posts. The candidates, too, will be relieved from the undue pressure.
This provision is already prevalent in the Staff Selection Commission and the Railway Recruitment Board.
So let’s appeal to the government to approve the recommendation of UPSC in order to go one step ahead in the path of shining India.