How absurd would it be to pose this question to our Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh? Or, for that matter, to Amitabh Bachchan?
Aditya Gupta, who just finished his higher secondary school exams last year, has written a great ToI op-ed, in which he puts all these 'board exams' in perspective. Don't forget to read the last couple of paragraphs.
As far as your immediate future is concerned, the board exams are important. What students and even parents don't realise is that they're not the only thing.
Many parents transform into grade-hungry chasers who don't realise that what their child needs at this juncture is assurance, not criticism.
It doesn't make sense to lose sleep over a result, which in any case, is going to be rendered inconsequential in a few years. ...