PM Narendra Modi congratulates board students, cautions parents

| Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 13:28
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PM Modi congratulates board students

New Delhi: Congratulating the students who excelled in the board examinations whose results were declared recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised parents not to impose their unrealistic aspiration on their children.
He consoled the non-successful students and said this is not the end of the road.
The Prime Minister, who was addressing the nation in the 20th edition of his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, advised them to identify and focus on their strength.
"Gaurav from Madhya Pradesh commented that he scored 89 percent and I was very happy, but he said his family was not happy and they wanted him to get 90 percent. Gaurav, I have read your letter and I am sure there are many like you out there. The parents must not impose their aspirations on their children," he said.
The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) yesterday declared the results for Class XII this year. While the pass percentage in government schools is 88.98 percent, the same for private schools is 86.67 percent.
Delhi's Sukriti Gupta, a student of Montfort Senior Secondary School in Ashok Vihar, topped the exam scoring 99.4 percent.
The girls performed better than boys - with 88.58 percent against 78.85 percent.
The pass percentage this year increased by a marginal 1.05 percent compared to last year's 82 percent.

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