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RLEK to hold “Failures’ Conclave”


DEHRADUN, 12 Feb: India now accounts for over a third of the world’s annual female suicides and nearly a fourth of male suicides, a significant increase in its global share from 1990. The suicide rates for men and women in India are much higher than the global averages. There has been an increase in the rates of suicide in India over the years.
Some key facts about suicide: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds globally. Failure in examinations led to 2,413 suicides by students in 2016 — or seven every day — accounting for 25 per cent of student suicides. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in its 2015 data made a shocking revelation that in India, one student commits suicide every hour.
RLEK will organise a one day Failures’ Conclave on 23 February. More than four Padma Shri Awardees, who failed at least twice in their lives as students, shall take part. The venue will be RLEK Auditorium, 68/1, Suryalok Colony, Rajpur Road.
“In order to bring to forefront those people who failed in school and on other educational forums but made it big in life shall attend the unique failures’ conclave in RLEK Auditorium. The persons who have failed in any class at least once, but those who have failed twice or thrice shall be given preference to attend this conclave,” says Avdhash Kaushal. He adds, “The idea behind this conclave is not to belittle the good performance of students, but to bring confidence and courage to anyone who has failed in any class.”