“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, the dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda
Every parent has a dream for their children to serve as government staff or officials. In the village of Raipura in Chitrakoot Tehsil of Uttar Pradesh, have over 30 IAS, IPS, PCS or PPS officials. This village is consists of more of the youth population.
Like it was always said, behind every successful woman there is a man. Likewise, behind every successful student, there is a teacher whose dedication and hard work made students achieve everything. The credit of the success of these youth can be attributed to the efforts of retired Principal Dr. Mahendra Prasad Singh. There was once a huge challenge in the village i.e. imparting quality education to kids. Dr. Mahendra was responsible for this change in the village.
In 1993, after post-retirement, he returned to his village and dedicated his rest of life in the upliftment of the youth in the village. While serving at the government inter college in Jalaun, he used to helped students with history. Dr. Mahendra later established a trust in 2008, for those who are not financially stable for applying these exams. Not only government jobs, but the trust also helps aspiring youngsters prepare for engineering and medical entrance exams.
Every year on Dussehra, the students are honored who have secured the first, second and third ranks in the exams. All the students from officers to Government staff reunite at this festival in the village.
Now, Dr. Mahendra plans to publish an annual souvenir from the trust which will be based on the success stories of the students who have become IAS, IPS, officers or any other profession. The motto behind this publication is to motivate the young youth to become more focused towards their academics.