Prince Thomas of Kerala took his life a day after his class XII results were announced despite scoring 91per cent in higher secondary exams.
“He was very brilliant in studies and we were all happy about his result. His interest was to join BSc nursing and he collected and filled the admission form from the nursing college. Around 1 am. I woke up and I saw the light in his room. I thought that he was on his studies or forgot to switch off the light. So I knocked on the door. But when it was not opened, then I broke it open saw him hanging,” says Prince’s father M C Thomas.
The Indian educational system is BAD! Success and a person’s capabilities are decided upon solely on the marks they gain in exams. If I could, I would like to change this entire system. Why should there be so much competition? Why should any child feel that he/she has no right to live because they can’t study further? I would only blame Prince’s parents and the society for his untimely unfortunate demise. Why else would he have felt so pressurized to take his life because he is financially not in a position to continue his education. It’s not the end of the world. We don’t know what we have missed by losing him. Maybe he could have made a difference in somebody’s world! Now, he is no more. This is so pathetic. And this wont change till all Indians change their attitude towards academics and marks.
I am sure some (or many) may disagree with my view points but still, this is what I feel! May Prince rest in peace.
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