Kasaragod, April 12
From a night watchman incomes a pittance to graduating from the hallowed portals of IIT and now an Assistant Professor at IIM, Ranchi, it has been a remarkable journey for 28-yr-previous Ranjith Ramachandran, inspiring many to combat antagonistic circumstances of their lives.
“An IIM professor was born here,” reads his submit on Facebook, together with an image of his dilapidated tiled hut lined with a tarpaulin sheet to stop rainwater from seeping in.
His inspirational April 9 submit through which he shared his story, went viral, garnering over 37,000 likes.
Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac additionally took to Facebook to congratulate Ramachandran, who goes by the identify’Ranjith R Panathoor’ in thesocial media, saying he s a supply of inspiration to everybody.
Ramachandran was working as a night watchman at a BSNL phone alternate at Panathur in Kasaragod, whereas he pursued his Economics diploma from Pious Xth College within the district.
“I attended college during day time and worked at the telephone exchange at night,” he posted.
Graduating with honours, he bought into IIT, Madras, the place he discovered it tough to research as he knew solely Malayalam.
Despondent, he determined to stop the PhD programme, however was persuaded by his information Dr Subhash not to achieve this.
“I decided to fight and realise my dream,” he wrote. Fight he did and earned his doctorate final yr.
For the final two months, he was an Assistant Professor at Christ University, Bengaluru.
“I by no means thought the submit would go viral. I posted my life story, hoping that it will encourage a couple of others. I would like everybody to dream good and combat for his or her goals.
I would like different individuals to get impressed from this and discover success,” he instructed reporters.
Ramachandran recalled in his submit that he practically gave up his college training due to monetary hardships.
His father is a tailor and mom, a day by day wage employee below the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
The Finance Minister in his submit, praised Ramachandran, saying “From the second he felt he was defeated, he turned his life and achieved success and it is an inspiration toeveryone.
We have earlier than us the life storiesof nice personalities,together with Ok R Narayanan, who attained success with extraordinary willpower and have become the primary citizen of the nation,” he posted and shared Ramachandran’s submit.
“The lives of people like Ranjith, who refuse to get discouraged due to various crisisand use education as a weapon to overcome social and economic backwardness, are an inspiration to all,” he mentioned. PTI