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My father's advice: 'Clear every exam in life'

Last updated on: June 11, 2019 12:55 IST

We'd asked you, dear readers, to tell us about your father's best advice to you.
Rediff reader Prashant Panwalkar from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh shares his story.

Prashant Panwalkar with his father Balkrishna Panwalkar

IMAGE: Prashant Panwalkar, 55 (extreme right) with his father Shri Balkrishna, 86 and son Ishaan, 25.  Photograph: Kind courtesy Prashant Panwalkar

I used to be an academically bright student.

But after every exam, my father would ask me, 'pass ho jayega na?' (You will clear this exam, won't you?).

As a child, I could never understand why he said that.

Later on, when I grew up, I realised how important it is to clear every exam in life.

I have a son and daughter.

I teach my children the same lesson my father taught me.


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