When it comes to education, Indians are limited to marks. Not everyone studies to gain knowledge. Students are after the marks, and so are the Parents. In fact, Parents lure them to score well. I still remember the 10th grade when I was asked to score 90% and in return, was offered a Phone. Though, I didn’t score 90% but eventually, got one.
Every time the Board announces the results, media spotlights the toppers. The 99 scorers, 98 scorers get all the attention, because they earn the same. But what about those who don’t score well? Don’t they put their best? Don’t they work hard? Don’t they deserve a little attention from us, at least from the Parents?
When toppers relish the moment of glory and success, and their parents celebrate their success, the low scorers get disheartened because of no celebrations.
But this Mother didn’t let her son feel that. She, in fact, took to Facebook to congratulate her son and to share how Super Proud she is of her son who scored 60% in the boards and eulogized him for his efforts.
“I have seen him struggle with certain subjects almost to the point of giving up, and then deciding to give his all in the last month-and-a-half to finally make it through! Here’s to you Aamer. And others like you – fishes asked to climb trees.”
Look, we’ve been saying this and we still say the same, marks don’t matter. Your report card is just a piece of paper with something written on it. You got a life to show your potential.
If your progeny didn’t score well, give them a Jaado-Ki-Jhappi now.