Govind Jaiswal, son of a rickshaw puller at the age of 11 knew he had to become an IAS officer. The insults and the taunts he received for being poor and rickshaw puller’s son motivated him to study harder. Govind spent most of his time studying with cotton jammed in his ears to avoid the disturbing sounds of printing machines and generators in his neighbourhood.
He studied in a government school and a government college. After his graduation, his father sent him to Delhi with Rs.40, 000, which he received after selling his only piece of land. Govind studied 18 hours a day to ensure his father’s efforts made on him are not wasted. At times he used to miss a meal or two to save money and kept on practicing and studying rigorously.
In 2006, Govind ranked 48 among 474 successful candidates in Civil Services Exam. That was one of the proudest moments in Govind’s and his family’s lives.
Govind Jaiswal presently is a renowned IAS officer and his story motivates and inspires the youth especially the students coming from economically weaker sections of the society. Govind is an idealist and one of the honest IAS officers. His struggles and hardships have made him what he is today.
Like Rabindranath Tagore once said – “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water”. Govind Jaiswal is a true example of someone who fulfilled his dreams irrespective of all odds and hardships faced by him.