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‘It’s ok to be mediocre’, Group Captain Varun Singh’s letter to school students

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 “It is ok to be mediocre. Not everyone will excel at school and not everyone will be able to score in the 90s. If you do, it’s an amazing achievement and must be applauded,” wrote Group Captain Varun Singh in a heart-warming letter addressed to students of his school after being awarded the Shaurya Chakra this year.

“However, if you don’t, do not think that you are meant to be mediocre. You may be mediocre in school but it is by no means a measure of things to come in life,” Group Captain Singh wrote in the letter to the principal of the Army Public School in Chandimandir in Haryana.

“Find your calling, it could be art, music, graphic design. literature etc. Whatever you work towards, be dedicated, do your best. Never go to bed thinking I could have put in more effort,” he added. Group Captain Singh, the sole survivor of the chopper crash that killed Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 Air Force personnel, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

The air warrior said he was an average student and barely scored first division in class 12. “I was a very average student who barely scored first division in 12 class. Even though I was made the Discipline Perfect in class 12, I was equally average even in sports and other co-curricular activities. But I had a passion for aeroplanes and aviation,” he wrote.  

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