On Failure in Examination
It is said that men learn from failure than from success. Failures are blessings in disguise. They make us aware of our shortcomings and open up channels of mental power more than any friend on earth can do. They are, I tell you, our true best friends. The more one has suffered the more it has hardened one. This is the story of most great men and women of history. Mrs. Indira Gandhi, one of the world’s most popular leaders, led a life which was a chain of sorrows.
Your failure in the Central Civil Services is hardly anything to worry about. You would know from introspection what your demerits were. Then wear your best thinking cap and plan out for your next exam. I assure you of success.