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Mom congratulates son for scoring 60%, wins Internet

May 09, 2019 16:20 IST

'Super proud of my boy who scored a 60 per cent in class 10 board exams,' Vandana Sufia Katoch wrote in her post on Facebook.
'Yes it is not a 90, but that doesn't change how I feel.'

 Vandana Sufi Katoch with her sons

IMAGE: Vandana Sufia Katoch, centre with her sons Aamer (left) and Ayaan. Aamer, a student of Delhi Public School, scored 60 per cent in the CBSE class 10 results declared in May 2019. Photograph: Kind courtesy Vandana Sufia Katoch

Unless you are living under a rock, there is no way you have missed reading the headlines over the past few days.

The results of the CBSE class 10 and 12 examinations this year have been overwhelming, to say the least.

Of the 12 lakh students who appeared for the class 12 examination this year, 17,693 have scored over 95 per cent in the results that were declared earlier this week.

As many as 13 students secured the top rank in CBSE class 10 examination with 499 out of 500 marks, while 2.25 lakh students scored over 90 per cent across the state.

Amid beaming pictures of bright students posing with their excellent marksheets and near-perfect scores, a Delhi-based mother found the courage to congratulate her son for scoring 60 per cent in his class 10 board examination. 

The post, which has been liked by over 11,000 people and shared by 6,000 netizens on Facebook has an important message for all:

Here's what it says:

'Super proud of my boy who scored a 60 per cent in class 10 board exams,' Vandana Sufia Katoch wrote in her post on May 6.

'Yes it is not a 90, but that doesn't change how I feel.'

'Simply because I have seen him struggle with certain subjects almost to the point of giving up, and then deciding to give his all in the last month-and-a-half to finally make it through!'

'Here's to you, Aamer. And others like you -- fishes asked to climb trees.

'Chart your own course in the big, wide ocean, my love. And keep your innate goodness, curiosity and wisdom alive.'

'And of course, your wicked sense of humour!' the mother of two added.

Vandana has been inundated with congratulatory messages from across the country.

'Didn't realise that the post will go this far. But glad that it has. Let's keep the conversation going, and help shift the needle,' she responded recently.

Thank you Vandana for leading the change. More power to you!

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