2979 20-Nov-2017, Mon
Nirish Rajput age 31 failed thrice in his attempt but never lost his hope. Finally in his fourth attempt he secured 370th rank and was selected for the post of IAS. He was the poor youngster from Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. He overcame massive obstacles to become successful in Civil Services Examination. With his hard work, he has proved that poverty is not a hindrance to be successful.
Irish Rajput is the son of Virendra Rajput, a tailor. His story is inspiring as he comes from very poor background. He lives in a 15 by 40 feet (300 square feet) house in village Mau in Gohad tehsil of the district and worked odd jobs – even as a newspaper hawker – to realize his dream of becoming an IAS officer.
Nirish once had gone to Uttrakhand to help his friend who was considerably rich and from a respected family, in order to set up a coaching institute. In return, his friend promised that they would help him by providing material to prepare for his Civil Services examinations. But after two years, when that institution started paying rich dividend Nirish was insulted, disgraced and literally thrown out.
Nirish on sharing her grief said, “What is your worth? You are good for nothing. We no longer want you”, that were the last words I heard from the members of that educated and rich family,”. After that, he was jobless, homeless and penniless. He also remained hungry for almost for a week and was in continuous search of some help.
By that time he had no idea how to clear the country’s top examination but he had a firm believe that only this examination can change his fortune. He also added that insufficiency due to poverty cannot be a hurdle if one has focused the mind and strong will- power.
He somehow managed to go to Delhi and there he met Ankit and became his friend.Ankit was already preparing for competitive exams. He started living with him at Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar and studied for almost 18 hours a day. He did not approach for any coaching to avoid hefty fees. He did all his preparation from books and also referred to the notes of Ankit.
He did his schooling from Government school and from Modest college in Gwalior. His father and two elder brothers were contractual teachers. They also started investing most of their savings, energy and courage to make Nitish’s virtual dream come true.
He also proved that the students from public schools alone can do well in these exams is a myth.
His father Virendra who is popularly known as ustaad in his village for his hand to hand combat style had lived with the only dream to provide better education to his children.
After the death of his mother his father was the only person to keep the children’s spirit alive.He always promoted Nirish to reappear in the entrance exam even after his failure.Finally with his father’s support and his hard work he had achieved it.