Students from Kerala who had failed class 10 exams recently, can now avail a free stay in a hotel in Kodaikanal to de-stress from the academic pressure.
The offer was put out on Facebook by K Sudheesh who owns a homestay near Chettiyar park in Kodaikanal. The post went viral within no time, once the results were out.
A native of Kozhikode in Kerala, Sudheesh is a hotel management graduate who started his firm in 2003. He along with his friend owns the homestay which is far away from the commotions of the town.
In an interview with the Times of India, he said that many students who scored well had fudged their grades through social media. In the mean time, he discussed with his school friends as to how it would affect students who cannot make it. That was when he decided to give them a free stay to de-stress them, but had never thought that it would become viral.
There is an immense pressure put on students when it comes to academic performance. Examinations cannot be the end of the world and not everyone can excel in it. He further adds.
Further he said that about 99.47% of students have passed which means that only one among 200 students has failed in the exam.
A large number of inquiries from parents and students alike had flown in the last four days to Sudheesh. Many students ask him whether they can come with friends without parents. But for now he only allows students with parents. Apart from accommodation he also provides food free of cost.
Sudheesh is also partnering with some of his friends who run homestays to accommodate a few of them and have readily agreed to it. He is expecting a good number of people from Kerala, given the volume of inquiries.
Keeping the pandemic situation in mind, he will give priority to adults who have got both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
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