Ludhiana: The time when majority of students rely on extra coaching for high scores and keep creating fuss for their parents when their demands are not fulfilled, here is a contrast character who achieved without all this. Financially assisting the family and continuing his studies is a big task for him. He is Abhinandan Sinha, a pass out of Class XII(Science stream) of PAU Model Senior Secondary School. Cstudents rely on extra coaching for high scores and keep creating fuss for their parents when their demands are not fulfilled, here is a contrast character who achieved without all this. Financially assisting the family and continuing his studies is a big task for him. He is Abhinandan Sinha, a pass out of Class XII(Science stream) of PAU Model Senior Secondary School.
While serving the customers with all the things required for worshipping, he was trying to have glimpse of “cell division” diagram in his Biology book. The onlookers were taken by surprise when this student turned budding salesman, started drawing the same on notebook with some zoological terms. Having least bothered about people around him, he seems to be well focused on his studies. “I am preparing for some entrance test in a good pharmacy college now,” said Abhinandan who scored 77 percent marks in Class XII (Medical) from Punjab School Education Board, Mohali. Did you go for any coaching during your school? And the answers comes, “No extra coaching. I could not afford to have tuition. I have to earn at my own for helping my family financially. Who could have paid for my special coaching? My first mile stone was scoring good marks in Class XII. I cleared it with my hard work.” Nothing could deter this achiever in achieving his first goal. He said, “I sold things, helped my father in fixing marble on floors, attended regular school and studied with utmost honesty.”
One raises the eyebrows when this achiever said, “I have been earning like this for the last more than two years. My father Raj Kumar is a marble worker and the only bread-earner. He does not get work on regular basis. So I decided to help him. I started selling the worship related items while sitting near Shiv Mandir, Sunet on two -three days in a week. For a few months, I got good response from customers and earned rupees 500 to 700 in one week. But slowly my sale decreased. So now I have changed the venue and sell all this near Sheetla Mata Mandir. His elder sister is perusing his career as Commerce graduate at his native state of Jharkhand. However, his mother Rekha Devi is a homemaker.
Although he wants to become a doctor but financial constraints are a big hurdle. He said, “After pharmacy I would be able to open my medical store. At least I would remain in touch with the field of my choice. Nowadays, I am preparing for admission to a Pharmacy college along with online computer course. I have already learnt the basics and now started the next part.” Like any other adolescent, he also loves to play cricket but has no time. A follower of former President and “Missile Man of India” Dr APJ Kalam, Abhinandan said, “Sometimes, I feel that hard work does not pay and smart work pays nowadays. But then I recall the life of Dr Kalam who used to sell newspapers on railway station for his studies. If he could become a great scientist, why can’t I become a big person in my own field. I will have to explore more opportunities and overcome the obstacles. I will do it one day.”
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