Viral: 15-year-old's letter to PM for cancelling CBSE board exams 2021 says board exams have little value in life

Viral: 15-year-old's letter to PM for cancelling CBSE board exams 2021 says board exams have little value in life

She wrote that “in the larger scheme of life, board examination has little value. They are a means to an end and not an end itself.”

The CBSE board exams 2021 were cancelled for Class 10 and postponed for Class 12 on April 14. The move came after over 30 lakh students waited on the official announcement regarding the CBSE board exams amidst a staggering rise in Covid-19 cases the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Amidst the students who called for a cancellation of the CBSE board exams was youth leader and philanthropist Siya Tayal who wrote an elaborate letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising the various concerns from students, parents and teachers. She highlighted how staying alive was more important than board exam marks.

Her social media campaign tagging @PMOIndia with the open letter on April 13 was supported by students from all over India and even a few notable personalities.

Having lost her father in 2020 due to a heart attack, Siya reached out to the PM and supporters online with the problems she has gone through in this period.

She wrote that “in the larger scheme of life, board examination has little value. They are a means to an end and not an end itself.”

She also mentioned in her letter to the PM that the Covid-19 vaccines had not been tested for children under 16 and noted that “Multiple number of positive cases have come up even after the 1st and 2nd vaccine dose”.

“I request you sir to cancel board exams across the country in 2021 so that when we students go back to school, none of us are missing,” Siya wrote to the PM.

Check out Siya Tayal’s full letter to the PM regarding the cancellation of the CBSE board exams here:

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15-year-old Siya has also spoken at UN, Geneva and she is a youth Ambassador under 1m2030 (a UNITAR and Global Challenges Forum initiative). She has won 'The India Volunteer Award', 'Pramerica Bronze Award', and has been nominated for Kurt Han Prize 2020.

Among the initiatives she has taken are the Bee Nifty, ‘a 100% non-profit initiative’ that provides income and livelihood to women in rural Haryana by making recyclable bags. She is also the youth speaker for the Internet Governance Forum for an event of UNDP.

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