Schools in Bhopal distributed chocolates among students, organised prayers and held refreshers’ programmes to make them feel comfortable before they sat for board examinations.
Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) and MP Board of Secondary Examination (MPBSE) exams began on Tuesday.
In Bhopal, 65,000 students are taking the MPBSE Class 10 and 12 exams. They were allowed to enter the centres 45 minutes before to make them feel comfortable.
Over the past two months, half-a-dozen students committed suicide allegedly coming under pressure to excel at their studies.
School administrations feel that distributing sweets, chocolates and would help the students relax ahead of exams.
Delhi Public School (DPS) principal Ajay Sharma said, “The staffers and subject teachers reached the centre to clear students’ last-minute queries.”
Sagar Public School (SPS) organised a prayer and distributed ‘prasadam’ for students of other schools.
“Students liked it because it reduced the pressure of them,” said SPS principal Jayshree Kanwar.
St Mary’s School, International Public School and others practiced it for boosting students.
A large number of parents were present at the examination centres to accompany their children.
A mother of a Class 12 student, Sushma Saxena said, “I am grateful to schools for paying so much attention to their students.”