Prizes for Grade V Scholarship failures:
Don't discourage scholarship failures, says Thera
Students who fail exams should never be discouraged. Instead they
should be encouraged so that they will do well in the future, Sri
Bodhimalu Viharaya, Kumbukwewa Chief Incumbent Ven. Ragama Sugathananda
"Certain parents as well as teachers are in the habit of looking down
upon students who have failed their examinations. This is a very sad
state of affairs," he said.
The Thera was speaking at a special function held at the temple to
award prizes to 100 students in the area who had failed their Grade five
scholarship examination this year.
Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim students attended this function with their
"In every country only winners are awarded. No one implements a
program to encourage the losers.
This practice should be given up," the Thera added.
Thihariye Alhaj Kaleel Moulavi said learning various subjects alone
is not sufficient to become a good citizen.
"The highest attainment in the academic field will fail if man
becomes spiritually bankrupt. This goal can be achieved through the
Daham Pasal education," he added.
The students were provided lunch at the function.