Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Exam Results

How times have changed ! This is result season, and with fingers crossed students await their Board’s exam results. Vernacular print media is full of photographs of very successful students, coming out with flying colors at anything between 90 to 99 or may be 100 percentile . Students too spell out their future plans, while passing on due credit to their teachers and parents. I remember with amusement my days as a student. In the year 1969, when Panjab University declared their Higher Secondary Part –I results , one of our class mates Sushil Ramola had stood second in the University with a score 715 out of 825 . No mean achievement for the school and the teachers though not unexpected from a genius like him . No photograph in the newspaper, no interview published anywhere followed . However, there was a special morning assembly , students scoring 80 percent and above were made to stand up in the gathering to be cheered. A 100 Rupee cash award- not a small amount then- was given to the above mentioned topper. Sushil Ramola repeated the feat next year also and stood second in Higher Secondary Part –II , that time held by the H.P. Board. I do not know how the occasion was celebrated , as being an out going class, none of us was there.

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