A lesson from failure

A lesson from failure

Recently the result for NEET 2020 has been announced and while I congratulate all those who made it, my concern here is for those who could not. Does the NTA or any other agency certify that some persons have failed in their whole life? If not, then why these students are being mocked or agonised either by family members or by relatives? Is this the need of the hour? I was shocked to hear some of my friends narrating their experiences of what they had to go through. Society is supposed to encourage and cheer those who have fallen, but instead it has chosen to add to their misery. God knows better that those who are being called failures today may well be tomorrow’s educationists, leaders, scientists and reformers. A society that tries to make them think that they are unable to do anything in life will itself be unable to achieve anything.
To all the youngsters who could not make it to the final selection, I say that it was just an opportunity which came and went. If you couldn’t grab that opportunity doesn’t mean that no more opportunities will come. Stay motivated and don’t lose hope. Most importantly, have faith in God. Indeed He is the best planner and we are not so wise that we can understand His plans.
Here I would like to narrate my own story, that of during the last days of my first semester. I had my exams on 15th of December 2019 but an unexpected turmoil took place in my university (AMU) in which many students were injured and an atmosphere of panic spread everywhere. On the very next day, we were asked by the university administration to vacate the hostels within a day. I can’t describe the fear that prevailed among the students. Everyone was rushing towards the railway stations for train reservations and I, too, did the same. After waiting in a long queue to get the ticket, I was abruptly informed by the ticket giver that no seat is left in any of the trains. It was like being crushed by a heavy rock. I had very little money in my pocket, so any other mode of transport was impossible. I came back to my room in disappointment. There was only one thought running in my mind: what would I do now? After about an hour I was informed that the university has provided a bus to all the Kashmiri students which will take them to Srinagar for free. By this bus I reached home safely, comfortably, and without any expenses.
The reason for narrating this story is that sometimes we think things which should have gone in our favour have turned out otherwise, but, in fact, God is the best planner.

—bilalkhanbk7730@gmail.com

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