Jayaprakash R with his parents and brother at the convocation of Davangere University on Monday
His is a story of struggle and success. Coming from a poor economic background did not deter him from pursuing his goal of getting a first rank, which had eluded him in BA and B.Ed.
On Monday, Jayaprakash R, the son of a hairdresser, stood beaming when he was awarded four gold medals for getting the first rank in MA Economics, at the convocation of Davangere University.
“I wouldn’t have achieved my goal without the support of my family, especially my elder brother who discontinued his studies after PUC I to enable me to pursue my education,” Jayaprakash told Express after receiving the gold medals from Prof Devaraj, vice-chairman of the UGC.
It was Jayaprakash’s mother Anjinamma’s dream too to see her sons well educated. Though she was uneducated, she encouraged them at every step. Jayaprakash’s father Ramanna K B runs a salon. “I assist my father in his salon during my leisure hours daily as it is our family profession. Though I made every effort to shine in academics, the first rank eluded me in BA and B.Ed,” he said.
When he joined MA, he pushed himself hard to get the dream rank.
“I devoted six hours daily for my studies despite all odds. I am delighted that I have achieved what I have set out to do,” Jayaprakash said.
His next goal is to get a lecturer’s post. “I have written the KAS exams and am preparing for the Karnataka State Eligibility Test and the National Eligibility Test,” he said.
At present, he is working as a field investigator at the National Sample Survey office in Hubballi.
However, this golden boy has one unfulfilled dream. “I want to do PhD, but our economic background may not allow me to study further,” Jayaprakash said.
News Courtesy : Indian Express