A wall at Radha Krishna Mandir in Rajasthan's Kota, the nation's coaching centre hub, has turned into a Wall of Prayers. Students aspiring to be engineers and doctors turn to the wall to write their aspirations, hopes, prayers, and fears, often with the relief of anonymity. For a town plagued by suicides of students, who study under stress of entrance exams and pressure from peers and families, the Wall of Prayers can very well be part of their coping mechanism, like a diary in the premises of the Gods.
Student in Kota visit Radha Krishna Mandir and write their wishes and desires on wall.
Amid several scribblings on the Wall of Prayers, one stands out. An aspiring doctor prays to get a seat at a government college and fulfil their father's dream of their child becoming a doctor.
Prayeres and comments from students in Kota on a wall at Radha Krishna Mandir.
Kota has emerged as the hub of coaching centres for engineering and medical entrance exams in the country. For students under stress from studies and facing pressure from peers and families, the wall can very well be a part of coping mechanism.
The Wall of Prayers at Radha Krishna Mandir in Kota, a town plagued with rising student suicides.