A watchman who cracked an entrance exam
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Ramjal Meena works as a guard at Jawahar Lal University (JNU). He’s 33-year-old and used to watch students on campus while keeping a guard. The JNU is one of the most prestigious universities of India. It’s based in New Delhi and people from all over the world come here for higher education. No wonder that getting an admission in this campus is an uphill task. Thousands of students appear for entrance exams but only a few lucky hundreds get an admission. Meena is one of them. Yes, you heard it right. The campus watchman cracked an entrance exam for BA Honours course in Russian. He would not only be learning Russian but also study a great deal about the country for the next three years.
Meena, who has been guarding the JNU gates for the past five years, studied for four hours everyday to crack the exam. No doubt, he’s overjoyed. He expects to get a job in embassies after the completion of this course. On the sidelines, he’s also preparing for government jobs while keeping a watch on the activities of the campus.
It’s both inspiring and heartwarming to read such stories, isn’t it.
India’s present finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar are JNU alumni. Not only this, many known names from across the world have studied here like former prime minister of Libya Ali Zeidan, founder of Etihad Airways Ahmed Bin Saif Al Nahyan and many more.