It is time to advise students who want to end their livesEvery single day, we do see some suicide or the other happening in some parts of India. These are mostly from students. Those who had prepared for some competitive examination and are yet to actually come to terms with the stress are particularly vulnerable.
Which actually brings our focus back to parents. Today, there are too many courses available and too may routes to success also available. Those wtih even modest means can pack off their children to do medicine in Russia or some other similar country, where the costs are low. There is no need to fear the entrance examination in India. Similarly, there are too many alternative courses. For example, if a student does well in bio-technology, he or she can easily study an advanced course like MS in the USA and get to work on the best of jobs that pay more than doctors, even in that country. There is no need to push too many students. A lot more concerted action is required to advise students in the right direction.