Ranchi: Sabil Ahmad lost his father in 2017 when he was in standard seven. But that did not deter him from securing 188 rank in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2023. Now a student of IIT- Bombay, Sabil was in Jharkhand capital to participate in the felicitation ceremony.
On Sunday, at Ranchi’s Haj House, the extra-ordinary achievement of Sabil was celebrated along with two hundred students who secured above 85 per cent marks in different boards of secondary and higher secondary examination. The event get hold with a message that their success story has just begun and that they have to achieve many more in life.
The occasion, organized by Friends of Weaker Section, was graced by a Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Aboobacker Siddiqui, three Indian Police Service (IPS) officers—Mohammad Arshi, Naushad Alam and Haris Bin Zaman, a legislator Irfan Ansari, two former MLAs- Bandhu Tirkey and Ajay nath Shahdeo, several doctors, engineers and teachers.
And to motivate the students, an IAS coach and motivational speaker Sameer Siddiqui from Delhi was also present.
Small aim is a crime; choose your role model wisely
Superintendent of Police, Ranchi Traffic, Haris Bin Zaman while addressing the students reminded, “What you have achieved is just the beginning. Girls have also done exceptionally well. But you have to continue this journey to achieve greater success in life.”
The young Indian Police Service officer recalled his school days, “When I was in school, President APJ Kalam had visited there. During his speech, the eminent scientist told us to aim high in life. He termed low aim in life as a crime. So keep your aim big and choose your role models wisely.”
The engineer-turned-IPS officer further mentioned the importance of two fields, “There are two fields, politics and civil services, which give exceptional opportunities to you. No other work will give a better opportunity where you can be responsible for the well-being of around 25 to 30 lakhs individuals within five years of your job.”
Purpose of education is not just getting jobs
IPS Mohammed Arshi stressed on the importance of creating brands out of ordinary things. He also narrated the story of Haldiram – how a halwai (sweetmeat maker) first got his children educated well enough to create the brand, which India now knows as Haldiram.
Work like being done by Amir Subhani should be followed
Rural SP, Ranchi Naushad Alam, reminded that initiative should be taken for those students as well who get left out from such felicitations or who secured lesser marks.
“The lower ratio of your representation in every sector needs to be boosted. If today’s youth put in the effort and work towards increasing this percentage then they can be in the place of the dignitaries who are felicitating those present here,” he said.
The senior IPS also mentioned about the work being done by senior IAS officer Amir Subhani (chief secretary of Bihar), who has helped in setting up minority hostels across several districts of the state.
Bring out what you need to become
Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Aboobacker Siddiqui gave many lessons for life by citing the quotes of renowned psychologists
“The world, in which you are living, is very competitive and challenging. So, whatever you do, excel in it,” the senior IAS said.
He continued, “I like a psychologist Abraham Maslow’s quote very much, who says, the story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.”
“There is a theory of another social psychologist Margret Leed, who said – Whatever you want to become, it is inside you, you have to bring it out,” he added.
Better use of Haj House
Senior IPS Arshi from the Jharkhand Armed Forces, mentioned in his speech that 5-storey Haj House should be used in a better way, just like the one in Mumbai where a library and civil services coaching is being run by the Maharashtra government. IAS Siddiqui also mentioned that he and many others can teach and guide if civil service aspirants programme takes place in the Haj House.
Motivational speech by Sameer Siddiqui
However, Haj Committee Chairman Irfan Ansari, expressed helplessness to act upon as he has no power to take any decision on the same. He mentioned that he simply occupies the position of the chairman.
Alamgir Alam, the minister in Jharkhand government said that there is a need for regular perusal of the matter at government level. He expressed his support for the work but said that it will take time.
Think beyond Alexa
When Sameer Siddiqui, IAS coach and motivational speaker came to address the students, he began by saying, “Even though your achievement is good, it may not be of great use in future. There are 21 companies in the world, which do not care about the degrees while recruiting. Alan Musk, the owner of Tesla and Twitter, is recruiting people who are researchers of soil to send them to Mars.”
He further said, “The world has changed. Now men are memorizing but machines are thinking. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has understood that candidates can use Alexa and answer questions, so they prepare questions which cannot be answered by any machine.”
“You have to think beyond Alexa to excel in life,” added the motivational speaker.
President of FWS, Tanveer Alam gave a welcome speech while Qamar Siddiqui, the general secretary highlighted the work of the 15-year-old organization.