Vinnamalgalam Vellore (Tamil Nadu), May 21 : Demonstrating how perseverance pays, a one-time waiter at a local restaurant in Tamil Nadu has cleared the prestigious Indian Administrative Exams in his seventh attempt!
Born to a humble couple of Krishnan and Kalavati in Vinnamangalam, a tiny village in the State's Vellore District, Jayaganesh had to work at a cinema hall's cafeteria and later on at an eatery shop in Chennai as waiter.
He needed money to pursue his long cherished dream of becoming an Indian Administraitve Service Officer.
Having had his initial education at the native village, Jayaganesh went on to Vellore city to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Later, he joined a small company for some time in Bangalore (Karnataka) as an engineer, the unfulfilled dream for the coveted job haunted Jayaganesh every night. He returned to his native place and proceeded to Chennai to pursue his studies for the civil services.
Simultaneously, he took up a job as a waiter in the cafeteria at Satyam Complex to arrange for his expenses.He would to draw 3,000 rupees as a monthly salary for working at the Satyam cinemas cafeteria.
Jayaganesh used to study during the spare time when there were not many customers in the cafeteria or it was time for a movie show.
Not getting adequate time to study, he took up another job at a small restaurant near the theatre as a waiter. There he would study after the working hours. For accommodation, he stayed with his friends for three years in Chennai.
The hard work ultimately paid, as Jayaganesh's cleared his exams and secured 156th rank in the Union Public Service Commission exams. Today, he dedicates his success to his parents and friends.
"Throughout my studies, I had full confidence in myself and hence worked with consistence. Despite failing every time, I tried to work upon my mistakes in studies. It was my self-belief and hard work that enabled me pass this exam," said the jubilant Jayaganesh.
Jayaganesh is now looking forward to join the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Public Administration for his training at Mussourie in August. By Jayakumar