A good education is something which we all strive for as it builds every child’s future and life. However, not all of us are blessed with that economic stability that can give access to good education. One such case is of Yogendra Singh who grazed cattle, milked cow and slept without food until his father-in-law helped him financially. Let us now have a look how this story of rags to riches transpired.
Yogendra Singh’s life changed when his father-in-law, a primary school teacher came in as an angel and funded his education. But, Yogendra did promise him that after he gets a job he will return the money he borrowed.
According to Pagal Parrot “He gave me the initial amount of 50,000 and helped me in getting education loan from the bank. It was due to his intervention and perseverance that I succeeded in walking into the portals of IIM-L campus,” said Singh, who did his entire schooling in government schools.
“They do not understand what it takes to get into IIM. For them, it is just like another college. Nobody from my village has come this far,” said Yogendra, father of a one-year-old boy. In his village, early marriage is a custom followed for ages now, which even he couldn’t get away from. Further, his wife has only completed her graduation recently.
Before leaving his hometown in Lucknow, Singh forced his now feeble father to stop pedalling the rickshaw. “There is a lot of pressure on me to quit my management studies and take up some job because my family is reluctant to live on my friend’s hard-earned money. I am in two minds on whether I should continue my studies or resume working,” he said.