On Monday, Tamil Nadu passed a bill which provides 7.5% quota in UG medical colleges for students of government schools. Now, actor Suriya, who recently made headlines for his strongly worded statement against NEET entrance exam, has welcomed the move. On his Twitter page, the actor thanked the Tamil Nadu government and other political parties for their support in ensuring 7.5% quota for government school students in medical colleges. He also added that we should work together and support the students.
The actor, on Sunday, came out with a strong statement about the NEET exam after three medical students from the state committed suicide a day before the entrance test. In the statement, he said that it brought so much pain when students were forced to write an exam even at a time of a life-threatening pandemic. The actor also stressed that we shouldn’t let an exam gauge the worth and talent of our students. He added, “Just like how we stand by them and get them to prepare for such unjust exams, we should prepare them to take on success and failure. We should make them understand that these exam results are nothing before a loving family, relations, friends and this miracle called life.” Cautioning the public that such tragedies may repeat again, he further added, “We should, as one society, come together and raise our voice against NEET, which burns down the dreams of children from humble backgrounds.” Other celebs who made statements criticizing our exam system and urging students not let exams define their life include Kamal Haasan, Khushbu and Madhavan.