In the Kollywood entertainment industry, Suriya has always shown a huge involvement in the education system and he has often highlighted the importance of education to the youth. With three students in Tamil Nadu passing away by committing suicide due to the fear over the medical entrance examination NEET, the actor took it to Twitter and penned a uncompromising note, where he criticised the education system. In the post, he also urged people to come together and raise their voice against NEET.
The actor wrote in the tweet, “My heart goes out to the three families…! Can’t imagine their pain… The news of three students committing suicide on the same day over NEET fears has shaken my conscience. There’s nothing more shameful than offering words of comfort instead of best wishes to students who are sitting for an exam. That students have to write exams and prove their worth in a life-threatening situation like the corona pandemic pains me.”
Here’s the post:
My heart goes out to the three families..! Can't imagine their pain..!! pic.twitter.com/weLEuMwdWL
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) September 13, 2020
After this hard-hitting post, fans, followers and other celebrities expressed their support to the actor in this regard. Other celebrities including R Madhavan and Kamal Haasan also showed disappointment over the death of the students. R Madhavan wrote, “Two students die by suicide a day before NEET. This is really sad and heartbreaking. It’s only an exam not a verdict”. Kamal Haasan slammed the state and central government over the incident.