Bhopal: Locals in Sagar town of Madhya Pradesh were left scratching their heads after a family celebrated their son’s failure in class X by felicitating him flowers, distributing sweets amid loud drum beats.
However, everyone was filled with admiration once the family explained the unusual celebration.
They claimed that this failure at an early age should not crush the morale of the boy as this is not the last exam of his life. “We did not want him to think about any foolish step after failing an exam,” said one of the family members.
The student, who could not clear four subjects, was surprised when his father Surendra hugged him after knowing the result. His jaw dropped further when his father summoned friends and relatives, distributed sweets and took out a procession with drums beating.
Bemused locals also joined in later, hailing the positive attitude of the father.
“I wanted to convey the message that mere failure in one field does not end all roads in life. My child should explore other options in life with positivity and never consider giving up,” Surendra claimed.
Delighted with the response from his family and friends, the student has urged other parents to also emulate the positivity set by his family.
However, the boy said he did not want to study anymore and would make a career in his father’s transportation business.
As many as 11 kids had attempted suicide across Madhya Pradesh after the announcement of board results on Monday. Of these, six had died. Around 34% students in class X and 32% in class XII have failed exams in Madhya Pradesh this year.