While there are thousands of students aiming to clear one of the most toughest exams in the country, there are some teachers working harder behind the screens just to see their children achieve their dream. And as the saying goes, “Good teachers are the reason for ordinary students to do something extraordinary”, here is a man who dreams of making his children “the nation’s civil servants”.
Charging very menial fees of Rs.11, Guru Rahman is the one who is transforming the lives of the students aiming to become the future IAS-IPS Officers. Having completed triple Master of Arts degrees, Dr. Motiur Rahman Khan started a coaching institute named Adamya Aditi Gurukul in Patna city of Bihar and has trained several underprivileged students since 1994.
The students made it big by achieving success right in the very first year. The Bihar state government recruited 4,000 police inspectors that year and to everyone’s amazement, a total of 1,100 students were from this meagerly charged gurukul. The amount of gratitude Rahman received then could not just be penned down in words.
But as there comes heavy rain only after the dried summer passes by, even Rahman’s life was dull-coloured before coming into the limelight. Born in a poverty-stricken family, he had faced a number of financial problems since his childhood. Having been through many ups and downs in his life, he always wanted to help the underprivileged so that they do not come across the cycle of poverty.
“Poverty is not a state of helplessness but instead, a symbol of success that will be”, says the passionate Guru.
He and his wife, Amita fell in love with each other during their college days, and a strong desire to impress her was the only reason he left no stone unturned to top M.A in BHU. She was a Muslim and an inter-caste marriage was considered as a big taboo earlier. They married without their parents’ consent and were boycotted from every place. As a result, he was also expelled out from his job.
Being a Police Inspector’s son, Guru always wanted to become an IPS Officer. But destiny had some other plans in store for him. He set up his mind to train students for competitive exams like UPSC and IAS exams, as he had a pretty good knowledge about them.
A report in Better India stated that Rahman would ask the students to pay according to their capacity and that over 10,000 students have received coaching from his academy.
Once it so happened that a boy had come to take Rahman’s guidance and Rahman found that young, little child to be brilliant.Rahman asked him to join the classes anyway and told him to pay just Rs.11 as he did not have enough money.With an ardent desire to become an IAS Officer, he worked so hard and is now recognized all over as Shadique Alam, the District Collector of Nuapada, Orissa.This incident changed his perspective on life forever.
Since then, he has been charging a meager “gurudakshina” as his coaching fees and as the students pass out with flying colours, they take the pleasure to finance the classes. After overcoming many obstacles in his life, he stands where he is today just because of his dedication, passion and diligence. He has been successful in carving out many great, responsible officers for the country.
Kudos to you Guru for reaching heights!