New Delhi, March 7: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson Anita Karwal, advising students appearing for board exams, said that stress, nervousness and anxiety should be treated as nouns and that they shouldn't let nouns rule their lives.
“I happen to belong to the batch of students who were the first to go through the 10+2 system of CBSE Board exams. Now that I look back, all I remember is that I studied hard, revised a lot, and still found time to hear my favourite song or two on the radio (a thing of the past now), or chat with a friend while taking a break from studies. What I do not remember, however, is what my results were,” this is now Ms Karwal began her message for the board examinees.
Karwal said that marks do not define a person; marks cannot bring out the uniqueness or the potential that each of you inherently possesses.
To prove her point, the CBSE head wrote about the example of Albert Einstein who was rejected by the University of Bern before he went on to become the greatest Physicist the world has seen and of Bill Gates employing the topper of his batch as an Engineer in Microsoft.
“We adults realize pretty soon in our careers that what mattered more was not how much knowledge we had acquired, but whether we used it wisely along the way. I am aware that all of you are at that crossroads in life when these things do not make much sense to you. But they will, and soon enough you will embark on the career of your choice,” she added.
“These days will pass quickly, if you exude positive energies about the present and your future, but the days will drag if you are negative,” her motivational letter said.
More than 28 lakh candidates are appearing for class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which began yesterday.