Pointing out that not all those who secure positions in the X and XII standards are successful in life but that many who secure lower grades have become successful, eminent psychiatric Dr RK Lenin on Friday said, grades are just a number and they do not define a person’s future.
Speaking during the Share and Care’s (SAC) “Maheiroi Singbu Pukning Thougatpa Thouram (Motivating the Students)” held at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Moirang in Bishnupur district, he said parents and students should not worry about getting low grades in examination.
In fact, students and parents should be satisfied with any marks (low or high) obtained in examinations, added Lenin, who is also the SAC founder member.
A child might be weak in a particular subject but the same child might be very good in another subject, he said, adding the perspective of every child is not identical.
Pointing out that the trend of teachers encouraging only the meritorious students is a factor of creating ego for students, thereby making students incapable of adjusting with the communities, he cited the high-ranking officers who are not friendly with the lower grade officials due to that ego.
In order to avoid creating such ego, which is inhuman in nature, he stressed the need of teachers to give equal emphasis to both meritorious and weak students.
Taking about studying methods, he said forcing a student to study for long hours or pressuring them to pursue certain streams against their will not give any good outcome; instead, it will be mental torture to the student.
Lenin suggested maintaining a break after every 30-45 minutes during studies to help in better concentration and encouraged the students to compete with themselves and not with mates.
Speaking about the career option, he informed that one should avoid keeping 100 per cent hope in pursuing a single career as it also depends on certain factors apart from hard work such as fate and others, in order to refrain from heart breaks.
There are thousands of careers where avenues for job opportunity are given equal preference to both male and female, so take the opportunity of these multiple options, he added.
Informing that knowledge is imparted not only from books but also from the surrounding environment, the doctor lastly apprised the students to learn imparting knowledge from every aspect in their life.
During the programme, sanitary pads were also donated to the school authority for the girl students while Dr Lenin donated two books written by him to the library of the school.
The programme, which witnessed group song presentation and folk dance by the students, was also attended by programme head of AIR, Imphal A Geetchandra Sharma and head mistress of the school K Somita.
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