IAS Officer Govind Jaiswal, Son of Rickshaw Puller (Inspirational Story)
Mr. Govind Jaiswal is a man who with his continuous hard work and rock-solid determination has achieved that goal which remains only a dream for millions. He has proved that those who have firm determination for them even success can become a slave. Govind has proved that a man with hard work and determination can even crack the hard nut of IAS exam. It was in the year 2006 when Govind recorded his name in history with the golden words after achieving 48th rank in an IAS exam.
Belonging from a lower middle-class family, he always knew that he would have to clear this prestigious exam in his first attempt, and never had a thought of the second attempt. From his childhood, he was very clear about his goals.
Govind was born in a family of three sisters, and he is the youngest brother. They had no other option except to live in a 12×8 ft rented a room as his father being a rickshaw puller and mother being a housewife. Govind has completed his schooling from a government school in Usmanpura and did his graduation in maths from the government degree college.
Behind this focused and firm determination of Govind, there is a pity story when he was of age 11 once he had gone to his friend`s house who was well abundant in the locality but within few minutes he was thrown out his friends house in a very disgraceful and in an insulting manner. He was warned not to make friendship with a son of rich. This insult was taken as disrespect by Govind, in fact, he looked over it as an optimist point of view, and this made him strong and determined to achieve something big and respectable. At that time, the only big, respectable, most desirable and prestigious thing that came to his mind was a civil service exam and became a goal of his life.
The struggling period of Govind in Varanasi was very miserable. There used to be a 14 hours power cut, so he used to shut all the windows and put cotton balls in his ears to reduce the noise of generators running all around in the locality. Soon after his graduation, he realized that the distractors and adverse situations in Varanasi would never allow him to prepare for a civil service examination.
So he decided to move to Delhi.
After finishing his graduation, Govind decided to first share a room with his friend in BHU to prepare, but this idea of him didn’t work. On looking the difficulties of his son, Govind’s father Narayan Jaiswal decided to send his son to Delhi for huddle free preparation of his son.
So for that Mr.Narayan sold his only piece of land in Rs. 40,00 and sent his son to Delhi. The life in Delhi was not that easy for Govind it was for the first time that he was introduced to such a big city and there was a fair chance of going away from his goal in this glamour city. But instead of going off track Govind worked harder towards his goal.
Along with his studies, Govind used to take maths tuitions also so that he can reduce the financial burden on his father. Everyday Govind used to study for 18-20 hours a day, and he even used to skip meal sometimes to save time and money.
The tears of joy and happiness broke out from the eyes of Govind Jaiswal when he came to know that he had achieved his goal, his dream in the just first attempt of IAS exam. For the first few minutes, he was shocked and shivering as his hands were not in his command when he tried to give this news to his father.
Govind,s inspiration and motivator were well-known Indian scientist and ex-president of our country Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Govind in his own words has framed that “After Gandhiji, President Kalam has given us a dream and the power to dream. His dream is of a developed India, and he is a symbol of many common people’s dreams.”
Govind’s family was the happiest creature in the world when they first heard the news that Govind has cleared the exam and now he is an IAS officer. His eldest sister Nirmala said that their father was not able to afford further expenses of Govind if he could not have been able to clear it in a first attempt. They had no idea about what would have happened if Govind would have failed. She also mentioned that their father had a sleepless night for about ten days before the result came out.
This was a very short but a heroic story of Govind which gives inspiration to lots of youngsters to do something big in life. A sweet, heart-toughing but inspiration story of Govind Jaiswal, an IAS officer.