UPSC is the most difficult exam of the country. Out of 10 lakh only 800 aspirants qualify in the exam. The competition for the underprivileged and resourceless students is much tougher.
Kiran Institute of Career Excellence and Indian Diaspora Club launched an initiative of providing free coaching for needy UPSC aspirants. Free study material was distributed to students preparing and appearing for competitive examination.
The function started with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Former I&B minister Prakash Javadekar. Former Diplomat, author, columnist, Member NHRC and also known as the Passport Man Dr Dnyaneshwar Muley, who is part of the initiative took part in the inauguration. Justice MM Kumar and Dr Sadhna Shanker, IRS, were Special guests at the function. Dr SM Kantikar of VM Govt Medical College Solapur and Dr Sangeeta Verma, member NHRC graced the event.
‘Its important to have the confidence and will to win. Every job demands one to upgrade and learn everyday. Learning is a continuous process. There is nothing like empowering by education in the world.’ Prakash Javdekar said. Naming Swaminathan, Dr Kurien, Sam Pitroda and Homi Bhabha he said they were the ones who brought revolution in the world and who changed India.
Speaking about the UPSC free coaching programme by KICE & IDC, Dr Muley said, its a multidimensional programme. ‘Out of 10 lakh aspirants only 800 are selected out of which 100-150 make it to IAS which is only .1 %. Its time to think of reorienting ourselves on this after 75 yrs of independence. In 75 yrs our country has not brought any Nobel Prize in Science & Technology.’
‘These books are important because around 60,000-70,000 students move out of Maharashtra alone to study for these exams. The youth waste their precious 4-5 years of their most productive life on this uncertain exam. So these classes and books are for the young aspirants who cannot afford & do not have enough means & resources. 400 students have benefited.
Dr Sadhna Shanker insisted on a plan B for the aspirants preparing for UPSC because of its uncertainty. She said that the culture and the way of working is changing so fast that it is essential to keep oneself updated with the new learnings always.
Informing about the initiative Rajat Kapoor, Founder and MD of Indian Diaspora Club, said that subjects like History, Geography, Polity, General Science and Economics will be taught. Students from around 400 districts of Maharastra were imparted free coaching for 3 months in all subjects & the best professors were brought on board for teaching. We are also providing them study material free of cost.’