A Village With New Hope: So Far Has Over 30 IAS/IPS, Thanks to One School Principal!
The village of Raipura in the Chitrakoot tehsil of Uttar Pradesh, has over 30 IAS, IPS, PPS or PCS officers. Every other home in this village has youth, who is serving as government staff or officials.
As per the reports in Jagran, The transformation of education started in this village because of the efforts of retired Principal Dr Mahendra Prasad Singh.
When Dr. Mahendra Prasad Singh was serving at a Government Inter college in Jalaun, he would often help students with history, as he was good in that. After his retirement in the year 1993, he returned to his native village Raipura and dedicated his life to the upliftment and education of the rural youths.
For a long time, he continued to help intermediate level students and in the year 2008, he established a trust.
And the achievement begins when several government officials aboard to guide the youth in clearing the competitive exams. There has been no looking back since.
And every year during the festival of Dussehra, his trust felicitates students from all classes in the village who have secured the first, second and third positions. This trust also helps the aspiring youths with the preparation of engineering and medical entrance exams.
For the students facing financial strain while applying for these exams, the trust also provides monetary assistance too. From the top officials to government staff working in different-different sectors, all the students from the village who have successfully earned the right place, the join the Dussehra festivities in the village.
Dr Mahendra Prasad Singh is now planning to publish an annual souvenir from the trust which will enlist the success stories from the village who have become IAS, IPS, PCS officers, engineers, and doctors. It will publish the photographs of all, who made the proud. Dr. Mahendra Prasad Singh thinks that his move will encourage to the generation next to become academically inclined and have a brighter future.