A keral based coolie sets an example for the generations to come. Despite a dearth of resources, Sreenath K, a Kerala coolie, passed the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) state services exam and then the UPSC civil services exam with the help of a smartphone and access to free Railway WiFi.
Sreenath, a native of Kerala’s Munnar area, began his career as a coolie in Ernakulam, according to Kalinga TV. In 2018, however, he realised that his earnings were insufficient to cover his family’s future expenses. Sreenath didn’t want his financial limitations to hinder his daughter’s opportunities. He began working double shifts, but even so, he was only able to make Rs 400-500 each day. Things appeared to be difficult, but Sreenath was determined to improve his circumstances.
He started preparing for the civil services exam but with his limited resources, Sreenath could not afford heavy tutor fees. And that’s when his smartphone came to the rescue. Sreenath began taking online lectures on his smartphone instead of spending on heavy coaching fees and expensive study materials.
With his hard work and dedication, Sreenath cleared the KPSC With his hard work and dedication, Sreenath cleared the KPSC.
After the exam, he had a stable job but his desires were still unfulfilled. He continued his preparation simultaneously and appeared for the UPSC. With every UPSC attempt, he became more focused and dedicated to his goal.
Finally, in the fourth attempt, Sreenath cleared UPSC and fulfilled his dream.
His incredible journey from being a porter at the railway station to becoming a front row government official in the country is an inspiration to lakhs of aspirants.
Meanwhile, UPSC Civil services Mains exams are being held as per schedule. The exams began on January 7 and will continue till January 16. The exams are being held amid Covid-19 precautions after a large section of students demanded to postpone exams.