Scores 24 in Chemistry board exam: went on to become an IAS

“आंखों में मंजिलें थीं, गिरे और संभलते रहे,
         आंधियों में क्या दम था, चिराग हवा में भी जलते रहे|”

Recently, board results have been declared. There are always “two sides of the coin.”  Most of the students passed to promote to the next grade but some of them could not make so. Life is full of ups and downs, we should face challenges and struggles in life and always try to find solutions to overcome them for our brighter future.

In the words of former president and great scientist, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning”, NO means “Next Opportunity”.

“All of our dreams can come true if we have courage to pursue them”
– Walt Disney

In continuation, recently an IAS officer, Nitin Sangwan Sir tweeted regarding the same. He uploaded a picture of his CBSE Board Marksheet in which he just passed in Chemistry by gaining 24 marks. He addressed every student whether he/she is engineering, medical, commerce, civil services, or any other aspirant and told those marks didn’t decide what I wanted from my life. He advised parents not to bog down kids with the burden of marks. Life is much more than board results.

Nitin Sangwan tweets

Let results be an opportunity for introspection and not for criticism.

He himself was born in a middle-class family and belonged to a rural area in Haryana. His father himself is in the banking sector and his mother is a housewife. He writes different blogs and books for civil service aspirants acknowledging them about different methods to crack exam.

We all are very thankful to Nitin Sir for sharing his personal inspirational story at the right time to the right persons like students, parents, and their teachers.

“परिंदों को मंजिल मिलेगी यकीनन, यह फैले हुए उनके पर बोलते हैं,
अक्सर वह लोग खामोश रहते हैं, जमाने में जिनके हुनर बोलते हैं|”

We have an example of another great scientist of the world, Thomas Alva Edison, he made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts for inventing the electric bulb. But in the next successful attempt, he lightened the world with his invention and dominated the world of science with his consistency and knowledge.

We all have read the story of “A Tortoise and A Hare” which highlighted the message “Slow, Steady and Wins the Race”. We all have seen movies like 3 Idiots, Taare Zameen Pr, Chichhore, etc which all derived solutions to our failures, struggles, and challenges in life. Despite aiming at marks, concentrate on learning. We should always strive for progress, not for perfection.

“चलता रहूंगा पथ पर, चलने में माहिर बन जाऊंगा,
या तो मंजिल मिल जाएगी, या अच्छा मुसाफ़िर बन जाऊंगा|”

Thank you so much Achalesh Lakhotiya for beautifully compiling this article and quoting the article with beautiful examples!!

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About the Author: Nikita Mahoviya

A B.Tech sophomore, pursuing Dual Degree in ECE at NIT Hamirpur. An empathetic person which helped me to evolve as a writer.

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