Setting a positive example for the parents and the society, a father in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh threw a grand surprise party for his son after he failed in class 10 board examinations.
Surendra Kumar Vyas, a civil contractor by profession, says that life is more than exams and that his son's efforts need to be appreciated.
"This is how I want to motivate my son. After failing in exams, children go into depression and some of them even take the extreme step of ending their lives. I want to tell such children that boards are not the last exams. There is much more to come in life," the father said.
"My son can reappear in the exam again next year," Vyas told The Times of India.
All friends and relatives were invited to the party which was celebrated with bursting of firecrackers while sweets were distributed too.
The surprised son, Ashu, promised his father to work harder and pass during the next academic session.
"I appreciate my father. I promise to study more in the next academic session to pass with excellent marks," the report quoted Ashu as saying.