35 In English, 36 In Maths: Gujarat IAS Officer's Class 10 Marksheet Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

35 In English, 36 In Maths: Gujarat IAS Officer's Class 10 Marksheet Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

Anything below 90%, as ridiculous as it may sound, is considered average. Is this what education is for, to senselessly compete for a good score?

Martin Luther King Jr once said, "Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." But does his saying stand true considering how our education system works? Throughout our school and college life, we've been told that marks are the true measure of one's education.

Anything below 90%, as ridiculous as it may sound, is considered average. Is this what education is for, to senselessly compete for a good score?

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To drive home this point about how marks aren't a benchmark, IAS officer Awanish Sharan took to Twitter to share the Class 10 marksheet of Tushar Sumera, the Collector of Bharuch in Gujarat.

IAS officer Sharan's tweet had two photos. One of them shows Tushar Sumera, the Collector of Bharuch, and the other shows his marksheet that listed the marks he scored for his class 10 board exams. A look at it will tell you he barely secured passing marks. He got 35 marks in English, 36 in maths and 38 in science out of his 100.

“Bharuch Collector Tushar Sumera, while sharing his class 10th marksheet, wrote that he got only passing marks in class 10th. He got 35 marks in English, 36 in maths and 38 in science out of his 100. Not only in the whole village but in that school it was said that he cannot do anything,” read the caption.

The post has garnered more than 17,000 like and over 3,000 retweets. People have been left inspired by Tushar Sumera's story.

Earlier, IAS officer Nitin Sangwan, had taken to Twitter to share his old Class 12 CBSE mark sheet from 2002.

He had scored 24 in Chemistry - just one point above the passing marks.

Sangwan shared his average or poor grades to send out the message that marks alone do not determine the course of life or what you can achieve.

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Taking to social media, the Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Amdavad Municipal Corporation and the CEO of Smart City, Ahmedabad said, "In my 12th exams, I got 24 marks in Chemistry - just 1 mark above passing marks. But that didn't decide what I wanted from my life."

He further said, "Don't bog down kids with the burden of marks. Life is much more than board results. Let results be an opportunity for introspection & not for criticism."

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