They owe their success to The Hindu

Public library proves to be a boon to job seekers to prepare for competitive exams

March 13, 2018 01:03 am | Updated 08:59 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

Students preparing for examinations at the specially developed 'reading spaces' in Public Library at Dwaraka Nagar in Visakhapatnam.

Students preparing for examinations at the specially developed 'reading spaces' in Public Library at Dwaraka Nagar in Visakhapatnam.

After spending over two years, browsing through various books, journals and The Hindu newspaper, at the Visakha Public Library, R. Simhachalam is today an Assistant Manager in IDBI Bank.

Hailing from a nondescript village in Srikakulam district, Simhachalam, son of an agricultural labourer, is the person to get an employment in the entire village.

Narrating his success, he said, “I attribute my success to the Visakha Public Library, where I would spend at least six hour per day since for the last two years, reading various books, journals and magazines. But mainly it was The Hindu newspaper that the library subscribed in bulk, helped me getting through the examination.”

Like Simhachalam there are over 15 young aspirants, who shared their success story here at the library.

Ch. Vanikrishna, who completed her MA and B.Ed secured a job in the District Court and she was all excited to say, “I could answer almost 80 % of English in the paper due to The Hindu newspaper. I would spend at least two hours in reading the newspaper everyday at the library.”

R.S Naidu and Venkata Prasad who bagged jobs as probationary officers in TS Grameena Bank and Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank, said the editorial and the OPED pages of The Hindu was of great help in group discussion.

Speaking to The Hindu , secretary of the library D.S. Varma said plans were afoot to start a counselling centre in the library. “A room will be dedicated for mock GD and interview sessions. This apart, we will be installing 41 new computers with internet facility and screen at least one Ted Talk on a daily basis,” he said.

President of the library S. Vijay Kumar and former Additional Superintendent of Police and president of Olympic Association of Visakhapatnam TSR Prasad, spoke to the students.

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