The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board SSLC result was declared on last Tuesday. Most Indian families expect their children to score the number of marks and stay at the top of the class. This often results in severe stress to the students, and sometimes they even meltdown. More than what the parents would say, students, are much worried about their neighbor’s reaction. However, here is Mother from Delhi who celebrated her Son’s marks which were 60% in the class, and said she was very proud.
Vandana Katoch posted a message on Facebook and wrote, “Super proud of my boy who scored a 60% in Class 10 board exams. Yes, it is not a 90, but that doesn’t change how I feel. Simply because 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. Chart your own course in the big, wide ocean, my love. And keep your innate goodness, curiosity, and wisdom alive. And of course, your wicked sense of humor”
Reason to be proud of
Katoch posted on Facebook congratulating her son, who had struggled with Maths, Science, and Hindi, and to restate him that he had done well in his examination. The post within 24 hours gained 8,900 likes, 12,000 comments and more than 5,300 shared her post. Now it looks like she didn’t expect the response from so many people. Nor did she imagine the kind of reaction that came her way, or the comments on the post, as several parents supporting her.
After her son got to know about his marks in school, he felt very disappointed and believed there was nothing to be proud of. On the same day when Katoch picked him up from the bus stop. She had to remind him about the mountain he had just climbed, and that he should not compare. “Everybody’s journey is different,” says Katoch.
Unfortunately, parents whose kids don’t get the marks are always on the back foot. It’s because somewhere parents believe it’s a reflection of their own selves and no one wants to look bad. At this moment, the support of one’s parents is most important as somewhere down the line, even they have contributed by helping them study and score well.