With the declaration of board exams results across the country, there has been excitement and despair among the students. For those who could not make it to “top scores” or clear the exams, this IAS officer has a message: marks are just numbers.
After the declaration of the board results, reports came of an 18-year-old from Raigarh, committing suicide after he failed to clear the state board exam. Anguished by this, Avneesh Kumar Sharan, District collector of Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham wrote a Facebook post asking students not to get disheartened,
“Today I read a shocking [piece of] news in [a] newspaper that one student committed suicide because of unexpected result in the exam. I appeal to all students and their parents not to take the result very seriously! It’s just a number game. You will get many more chances to prove your calibre,” he wrote on Facebook.
The district collector even went ahead and put his 10th and 12th-grade marks, in which he scored 44.5 % and 60.7 % respectively.
Stating his own example, where he cleared civil services examination and became IAS officer of 2009-batch, he stressed that these marks do not matter.