INITIATIVE

UJJAL NATH Oil India Super 30, Guwahati NIT SILCHAR

Money can give people a lot of opportunities and privilege. In order for an underprivileged person to have all of those things, they have to work hard to get to get the luxuries of nice houses, cars, and jewelry. As far as education goes, the underprivileged might not go to the best schools but they get an education that will prove to be more valuable in life. I am Ujjal Nath and I belong to a middle class family. Throughout my life I studied in government aided institutions in Guwahati. My father is an advocate and was the sole bread earner and my mother is a housewife. I started my schooling in a local medium vernacular medium school and after that I moved to Cotton Collegiate Government Higher Secondary School. I passed the 10th standard with 87.3%, Then I joined Cotton College, Guwahati to pursue my higher secondary studies. My academic graph wasn’t that impressive and money also became an issue after I completed my 12th board exam. Due to the financial crisis my family was going through, neither could I join any coaching classes nor could I take an admission in any private engineering college. And this severely stressed my parents often. My family and I have experienced a lot of difficulties in our lives. My parents struggled to make both ends meet, worrying about providing their children with quality education. Money was scarce, luxuries were unimaginable. There were times when I felt helpless but one thing that I have in me is the burning desire to make my parents proud.

Then one fine day my father saw an article in the newspaper about the ‘Oil India Super 30, Guwahati’ which offered free residential coaching for 11 months to the underprivileged and meritorious students. This bought a ray of hope in my father’s eyes and he then persuaded me to compete in the entrance test conducted by them. Luckily I got selected and this was the turning point in my life.   My experience at Oil India Super 30, Guwahati tremendously had a motivational effect on me. I was entirely moved by the faculty dedication, quality of education and my devoted fellow batch mates. The zeal to work hard each and every day was undoubtedly magnified inside me. And with the grace of God and my parents’ continuous belief, I got through ‘NIT Silchar’. I sincerely thank Oil India Super 30, Guwahati for providing me with a platform to make all my dreams come true. I am thankful to all the teachers, the centre managers for their encouragement throughout the period. Daily guidance and support encouraged us to perform well. All the mentors had proper knowledge about each subjects and never failed to clear our doubts even on a telephonic conversation.

Both Oil India and CSRL have helped us to achieve the burning desire to excel in our respective fields and also molded us to be a good human being. I am obliged and take the pride to be a part of it. Currently, I have been working with Power Grid. Lastly, I would conclude by stating that, a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.