Neet Aspirant & His Father D*ed Due To Pressure!! Friends Sought Justice
Written by gokul krishnan Published on Aug 14, 2023 | 05:19 AM IST | 502
The city of Chennai was rocked by a tragic incident when a 19-year-old aspiring medical student, Jagadeeswaran, took his own life after failing to clear the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for the second time. Heartbreakingly, his father, Selvasekar, succumbed to the weight of grief and followed suit just two days later. The incidents have shed light on the intense pressure faced by students and the need for improved mental health support systems.
Jagadeeswaran was discovered hanging in his room in the Chromepet area on August 12, prompting an immediate rush to the hospital. Despite the efforts to save him, he was declared brought dead. It was revealed that the young student had been grappling with depression, triggered by his inability to secure the required NEET scores in both attempts.
While no suicide note was found, Selvasekar’s anguished words attributed the NEET administration as the cause of his son’s tragic demise. In a heart-wrenching turn of events, he too took his own life just days later. Selvasekar had expressed his intention to protest against NEET’s implementation in Tamil Nadu before his untimely death.
The incident has drawn significant attention and sparked debates, leading to a powerful response from Chief Minister MK Stalin. He expressed his condolences and pleaded with students not to resort to such extreme measures. Udhayanidhi Stalin, the Cabinet Minister and son of MK Stalin, visited the hospital where Jagadeeswaran’s body was held. Udhayanidhi criticized Governor RN Ravi for his failure to approve a bill aimed at banning NEET in Tamil Nadu. The CM underscored that the government had presented this bill twice in the Assembly, but the Governor’s lack of action caused frustration.
Chief Minister MK Stalin accused the Governor of exhibiting ignorance and lacking the authority to dictate the fate of the anti-NEET bill. He lamented the loss of lives and insisted on his commitment to dismantling the NEET system. MK Stalin also shed light on the ongoing clash between Raj Bhavan and the state government over various issues, with NEET being a significant point of contention.
The incident has exposed the dire need for comprehensive mental health support systems for students, especially those facing the intense pressure of competitive exams like NEET. The situation has ignited a broader conversation about the emotional well-being of students and the responsibility of educational institutions and policymakers.
The tragedy has also highlighted the urgency of reevaluating the NEET system itself. Critics argue that it places an excessive burden on students, often leading to high levels of stress and anxiety. The demand for a more inclusive and equitable approach to medical admissions has grown louder, with calls for alternative evaluation methods that consider a student’s overall academic performance and potential.
In response to the tragic deaths, Chief Minister MK Stalin has pledged to make meaningful changes to the existing system. He condemned the Governor’s actions and vowed to push forward with political initiatives aimed at dismantling NEET. The focus is now on creating an environment where students’ mental health is prioritized, and their aspirations are supported through fair and holistic evaluation methods.
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The incident serves as a somber reminder of the challenges faced by young students in highly competitive educational systems and the critical need for mental health resources. It has prompted a renewed commitment to addressing the underlying issues contributing to such tragedies and initiating reforms that could prevent future loss of lives. As Tamil Nadu mourns the loss of Jagadeeswaran and Selvasekar, their deaths may serve as a catalyst for positive change in the education system and mental health support networks. The hope is that their untimely deaths will indeed be the last attributed to the pressures of NEET, and that their memory will fuel a collective determination to build a safer, more compassionate educational environment for all.
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