Do you support Karnataka Forest Department's proposal for extra marks?Nowadays we see many novel efforts to encourage people to plant saplings and to protect young saplings. Karnataka Forest Department has brought one such proposal. According to the Bangalore Mirror (a newspaper), Karnataka Forest Department has mooted a proposal where the students may get ten marks added to their Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) total, for taking good care of plants.
Although many have supported this scheme, I have my own doubts. If there are five subjects, for planting saplings and protecting them for three years (from Class-VIII to X), a student of Karnataka Board would get 2% extra marks. Isn't it unfair? Should we link Board examination marks with planting and protecting saplings? And who will objectively judge the performance of the students?
Members, what is your opinion on this issue?