Ramjal Meena, a 34-year-old security guard at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has cleared the varsity’s entrance exam to study BA (honours) in the Russian language.
It is never too late to be what you might have been. Having proved to be the right example of this quote by George Eliot is Ramjal Meena, a security guard at JNU, Delhi. He has proved to be an inspiration for those who think more but act less.
Ramjal, a resident of Karauli, Rajasthan had to drop his Bachelor’s degree involuntarily in the year of 2004 to lend financial support to his family. The 34 year’s old father is a labourer who desperately needed his son’s support. He joined JNU in 2014 as a security guard and was always surrounded by students and lecturers who motivated him to pursue his dreams. He relentlessly studied for hours alongside his working hours to crack the entrance of the Russian Honours programme.
Choosing the programme wasn’t a random act, Ramjal had a genuine inclination towards foreign languages and cultures, Russia in particular and hence chose Russian. He aspires to continue his journey on this path and wishes to clear competitive exams like IAS. Though he is ecstatic to be a part of the program, he worries about managing his finances to support his wife and three daughters but his goals remain the same.
Many of us give up on our dreams to meet the immediate requirements at hand but we can all draw inspiration from this man and relearn the truth that ‘Nothing is impossible’.