Life gives us an opportunity every day. In fact, each day is a fresh day for us. It’s up to us to decide whether we can make it or break it. Life also offers us plenty of chances to grow, it gives us chances to become rich and it gives us opportunities to succeed also.
Today, we will learn about the story of Sagar Shah, who defied all odds and went on to become successful in life. Hailing from a small village in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Sagar Shah went viral on social media for his outstanding achievement. Even today, he is being applauded by Twitter users in India.
The young aspiring mind hails from Pipalkoti village in Chamoli district which is a remote place and lacks advanced education facilities. But that didn’t stop the student from touching the pinnacle of success. He came through with flying colours by cracking a difficult and competitive Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam. The best part of his story is that he cleared the exam in his first attempt itself. This sums up the essential Sagar Shah for you.
@DrNausheenKhan posted: “Success comes to those who persevere. Meet Sagar Shah from #Uttarakhand… I wish him luck for a bright future. Such an inspiration!”
Twitter user @Anoopnautiyal1 posted: “Time to stand up and applaud Sagar Shah from very distant Pipalkoti in far away #Chamoli in #Uttarakhand for cracking the GATE exam in his first attempt. It is youngsters like him, hailing from the hills, who inspire hope for a better future.”
For the unversed, GATE is one of the toughest examinations in India that tests students on their understanding of several undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. The exam is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and the seven branches of the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai and Mumbai on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, and the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
It should be noted that this score is used for admissions to several post-graduate education programs in higher education institutes with financial help provided by the MHRD and other government agencies.
It has been learnt that GATE scores are also being considered by several Indian public sector undertakings for appointing graduate engineers in entry-level positions.
Shah, who did his schooling from a government facility, pursued a diploma in civil engineering from Dehradun. He is from a simple middle-class rural family that owns the Shahji’s Pakora Shop in Pipalkoti’s main market.
Sagar Shah managed to accomplish success while working at the pakora shop alongside his father and uncle.
According to news website News18.com: “The young engineering graduate serves tea to the customers, deep fries parodas and does every odd job like cleaning utensils. Unlike many of his peers, he didn’t seek additional coaching from anywhere.”
Speaking to thebetterindia.com, Indian brain Sagar Shah said that how talent in rural India is often not exploited.