A student who gets passing marks in exams would never think of even appearing in competitive exams like IAS and IPS. That’s because it’s a common notion that only class toppers would be able to crack it.
But believing in oneself is the first step to getting closer to your aspirations. And this Collector of Bharuch in Gujarat is a living example of that.
Recently, IAS officer Awanish Sharan tweeted the board exam mark sheet of Sumera which shows that the current Collector of Bharuch, IAS Tushar D. Sumera had scored just passing marks in his 10th exam. He scored 36 out of 100 in Mathematics, 35 in English, and 38 in Science.
In another pic shared by Sharan, Sumera is seen proudly taking charge of the administrative work in Bharuch.
भरूच के कलेक्टर तुषार सुमेरा ने अपनी दसवीं की मार्कशीट शेयर करते हुए लिखा है कि उन्हें दसवीं में सिर्फ पासिंग मार्क्स आए थे.
उनके 100 में अंग्रेजी में 35, गणित में 36 और विज्ञान में 38 नंबर आए थे. ना सिर्फ पूरे गांव में बल्कि उस स्कूल में यह कहा गया कि यह कुछ नहीं कर सकते. pic.twitter.com/uzjKtcU02I
— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) June 11, 2022
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Looking at his score card, who would have thought that this average student in school would fill such an important position? Well, it doesn’t matter what others think, Sumera was determined to do so and he nailed it.
People online were impressed by Tushar’s motivational story.
Your marks never decides what you become. You can always change your destiny.
— Nitin Official ➐ (@nitinsmart) June 11, 2022
@TusharSumeraIAS is inspiration . He is from our district . Once i visited his hometown
— upen (@epilogue_94) June 11, 2022
Degree ya school k marks matter nahi karta, matter karta hai to college ke baad kisi job ya competitive exams me selection ke liye kiya hua apna pura tayyari.👍
— Neelam Tamrakar (@NeelamTamrakar3) June 11, 2022
It’s a huge inspiration for those who are not secure good enough marks in their academics.
— Mohit Singh 🇮🇳 (@Mohit_JaiHind) June 11, 2022
Inspirational and brave… It shows that a marksheet(piece of paper) cannot decide anything until you chooses to quit!
— छोटे पण्डित 🙏 (@ChotePandit_Ji) June 11, 2022
This is great turnaround. He must have peaked at the right time. However this must be seen as an exception. Every students must always strive to do better in whichever activity (study, sports or any co-curricular) he or she desires to excel.
— Rajesh Jaiswal (@RajeshJ05561750) June 12, 2022
I’m here after this post sir. I’ve the same score in 10th. Now,i got a state government group C post. I’m highly motivated by you sir. Truly, finding strength and building self motivation in the toppers friend circle is very difficult.I’ve always felt bad for not scoring good 1/2
— Uniting Hindus for Hinduism (@chitrasenindia1) June 12, 2022
There were also others who even though weren’t brilliant in academics, are now doing great in life.
I scored 35% in 10th, 3 times failed in 12th, 4th attempt 1st division, got addmission at a top University of Odisha, did PG from Central University of Pondicherry , Qualified JRF, Persuing Ph.D. at Central University of Tamil Nadu. There is no Time limit to start again.
— Bikram Kishore Behera (@BikramKishoreB5) June 12, 2022
I got in matriculation examination from bihar board 40 percentage and I.A with 47 percentage and BA with 51 percentage and MA with 53 percentage. Inspite of that i have qualified
Upsc CS pre 2 times consecutive year
SSC 5 time pre and 1 time final
JPSC final 1 time
SBI 2 Times
— Avinash Kumar (@kumaravhi12) June 12, 2022
I had failed in class 12 ..all 3 subjects,
physics chemistry and Biology.
Repeated from the State Board, My name was published in the News paper for getting 3rd Rank in School.
I went on to clear my MBA and have launched a National Brand for an Oil Company in their country.
— 🇳🇷🇮🌼Dholera wale (@ENAAREYI) June 12, 2022
Sir mera bhi ek friend hai 10th me uske 53% the fir usne dubara 10th Ko exam di bhi bhi uske 57% hi aaye aur aaj wo hindi se Ph.D kr rha hai
— Er DL Sabal (@DlSabal) June 11, 2022
I failed in Economics and mathematics in class 12. Scored 80+ in Mathematical Economics in Masters way back in 1991
— Awadhesh Kureel (@akkureel) June 12, 2022
Tushar was humbled on receiving so much love and respect.
Thank You Sir https://t.co/MFnZ7vSICz
— Tushar D. Sumera,IAS (@TusharSumeraIAS) June 11, 2022
Clearly, marks don’t define our future. If you’re looking for a sign to start working on your dreams then this is it.