Read how one person from a very humble background from Dhule, India with a Positive spirit, can-do attitude scaled to heights to become an IAS officer and working to promote education.
Rajendra Bharud is a young 2013 graduate IAS officer from Dhule, Maharashtra, India. In his initial years of service, he is putting great efforts for promoting education for the better development of young minds as well as the society.
Bharud, the 30-year-old officer belongs to the Bhul tribe. His post is that of Assistant Collector and Sub Divisional Magistrate at Kinwat and Mahore tehsils. These tehsils are among the most backward tribal areas of Maharashtra.
His journey to becoming an IAS
For Bharud, both his personal as well as educational life have been stressful. His father passed away when he was still in his mother’s womb. It became difficult for his mother to make both ends meet. His mother was uneducated but always wanted her children to study. Thanks to the free education that he received, he finished his schooling with wonderful grades.
Due to his dedication towards studies and a strong will to become successful, he got 95 percent in his 12th standard. He also cleared the Common Entrance Test and got a seat in MBBS. While he was still doing his MBBS, he cleared the UPSC exam. Then began his journey leading him to become an IAS officer.
His mother who had done so much to raise him, always wanted him to become a doctor or a police officer and he became both!
His efforts towards education
He is posted in Dhule in Maharashtra and focuses on better education for the children of his area. He wants to promote the importance of education among the village people. His aim is to take his village and its residents on a path to development. He visits children at Anganwadi centers to keep regular checks and help in whatever way he can.
Bharud’s autobiographical sketch called ‘Mee ek swapn pahila’ was released in Marathi and over 70,000 copies have been sold in the last 3 years. The book talks about his childhood, the struggles he faced growing up and a detailed account of his attempts in the civil services exam and his Positive spirit.
People like Bharud are a true inspiration for one and all and gives us lessons of courage and never giving up.