This is a story of how a Hindu-medium government schoolboy went on to become a proud IPS officer. Noorul Hassan’s remarkable journey is one that needs to be told to inspire thousands of civil services aspirants across the nation. Noorul fought for his heart’s desires and dream and with endless efforts, grit and determination, success followed him around like a shadow.
Being a native of the small village Harraypur, of Pilibhit district (UP) Noorul Hassan’s route map to success was not that easy. During his schooling days, Noorul didn’t have the privilege to learn the proficiency of English like other students of his age.
He first got initial access to education from a government Hindi medium School and because of that, he started learning Basic English alphabets from 6th class only. However, his passion for learning and the will to gain more knowledge enabled him to study well.
Later on, he switched to Matriculation board from Gurunanak Higher Secondary School, Bhaisah Dist-Pilibhit and then 10+2 Manohar Bhushan Inter College Bareilly as his father got a job transfer there.
Despite coming from a Hindi medium background, he still was an outstanding student in the class as he remained topper in almost all the classes and then successfully completed his B.Tech degree from the Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University in 2009.
For enhancing the proficiency in English, Noorul and his friends set up a forum called Illumini, where they discussed the national and international issue and have also conducted the mock interviews, GDs, debate and so on.
By this productive approach, he remained active on university level including his college forum called @INGENIOUSSOLUTIONS where he extended his work for 4 years continuously and have also gained a wide range of knowledge including English speaking skills.
After that, he served at Siemens Company for 14 months and also at Atomic Energy Commission for around one year, where Noorul made up his mind that he should start preparing for civil services as he wanted to contribute to the Indian society in a better way.
In 2013, Noorul Hassan took one step ahead in intensity in his career as he started his preparation for civil services and later in UPSC CSE-2014, he successfully secured 625th rank.
Currently, he is posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ACP) in Nanded district of Maharashtra.
His golden message to Youth and Civil Service Aspirants-
Dream as big as possible but always prepare yourself for Plan B. Even after plan B, Plan C must be there.
Decide your destination as early as possible and start working towards it.
In my opinion, Success=Summation of each day work carried out for years.
Introspect your weakness. Divide your target in the years, months, weeks and days and move ahead a little every day.
Achieve something every day. You need to have passion to achieve your goal. There is no discrimination. Get the best possible guidance from your seniors. It is always better to learn from the experience of others.
Never get demoralized from failures. Civil service exam is the test for patience and self-confidence. So fail but fail better every time. In the end, you’ll get success.