Invaluable is his service to rural students

MOTIVATING OTHERS IS HIS CUP OF TEA: J. Ranjeeth Kumar interacting with students.

MOTIVATING OTHERS IS HIS CUP OF TEA: J. Ranjeeth Kumar interacting with students.  

C. Jaishankar

RAMANATHAPURAM: Though a section of the student community prefers medical, engineering and information technology because of the kind of lucrative packages being offered by multinational companies, in some students the desire to become an Indian Administrative Service officer has not died down at all.

However, except a few, most of the civil service aspirants do not know how to face the challenge.

Hereafter, they don't have to worry as a young IAS officer has come forward with an aim of producing at least 100 successful civil service professionals making use of rural-based self-study circles.

J. Ranjeeth Kumar, a 2004 batch IAS officer, who is currently holding the charge of Deputy Collector (training), Ramanathapuram, is willing to help young aspirants, particularly rural students. Apart from discharging his duties and responsibilities as a Deputy Collector, he spends most of his leisure time to guide young IAS aspirants.

He visits the self-study circles, promoted by the State Government, District Employment Office, District Central Library and rural libraries, on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and evening hours.

He voluntarily introduces himself to the authorities concerned and expresses his desire.

He meets each and every aspirant, who is referring to civil service examination books. He suggests the right books, journals and institutions for attaining success. The students and officers, who happen to witness the selfless and yeoman service of the IAS officer, are energised a lot by his suggestions and advice.

"It is amazing to see the IAS officer at the self-study circles, which are exclusively established in all panchayat union offices to help rural students for competitive examinations. Many students have developed a new vigour to see their dreams come true with his valuable suggestion. He is a real source of inspiration for those who want to be a collector", says V. Subramanian, District Employment Officer, who has conducted an exclusive training programme for IAS aspirants with the help of Mr. Ranjeeth Kumar.

"When I wanted to prepare for IAS exams, no one helped me. Knowingly or unknowingly some suggested me the wrong ways and means for the preparation. So, I had to appear six times for the examination to come out with flying colours. No IAS aspirant should undergo the struggle that I had faced because of lack of good guidance. So, I decided to give a helping hand to aspirants," says Mr. Ranjeeth Kumar, who has so far given guidance to nearly 300 rural students in Ramanathapuram.

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