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Chauffeur's son drives into IIM Ahmedabad


AHMEDABAD: Twenty-two-year outdated Hitesh Singh, son of a chauffeur, has been decided on for postgraduate programme at Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIM-A), the rustic's maximum premier control institute. It was dream come true no longer just for Hitesh however for his 49-year-old father too.
Hitesh' father Pankaj Singh, who is employed as a driving force for Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) managing director R S Sodhi, ceaselessly accompanied his boss to IIM-A. While looking forward to his boss, who gave lectures on the institute, Singh would mechanically look around the sprawling campus with its famous red-brick architecture and wondered if youngsters of fogeys from humble backgrounds can ever input this campus. He had a sense that most effective affluent class could afford to ship their wards to an institute of such repute.

The father's dream got here true and his fears had been allayed when he just lately accompanied Hitesh for PI or private interview - the last stage for a student to go into the gates of what is considered some of the best 50 control colleges on the earth. Hitesh has been decided on for the two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management presented through IIM-A. "When I used to visit the campus with my boss, I used to silently pray for my son to get admission here someday. That dream has come true today," says the proud father.

Singh and his family migrated from a village in Bihar to Anand where Hitesh was born. Pankaj Singh labored as a safety guard initially incomes as little as Rs.600 per 30 days. He learnt riding and joined GCMMF in 2007.

Hitesh, who has carried out his training in a Gujarati medium faculty, scored 97 percentile in physics, chemistry and math subjects in 12th board checks. He has studied on scholarship from his faculty days and hasn't ever attended tuition classes. Hitesh says that it was his mother who taught him at home.

"I figured out early in my life that to get me and my family out of financial hardships, I'll have to study hard. Although I did my schooling in Gujarati medium, language has never been a barrier for me," said Hitesh who lives in a 2 BHK space together with his family in Anand.

He has topped in B.Tech in dairy era from SMC College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University. Hitesh scored 96.12 percentile in Common Aptitude Test (CAT). To pay IIM-A fees, he plans to take a loan of Rs.23 lakh. While his father has played a big position in shaping his goals, Hitesh says that GCMMF's Sodhi may be a huge inspiration for him.

"Hitesh is a brilliant student. My colleagues and I would try and support him by giving some career advice. It is a proud moment when a boy from such a humble background gains entry into India's top institute, all on his own merit. It opens many more doors for others to pursue such opportunities," in line with Sodhi.


Hitesh keen to pursue a occupation in the dairy sector


While his father has played a big position in shaping his goals, Hitesh says that GCMMF’s Sodhi may be a huge inspiration for him. “Hitesh is a great student. My colleagues and I might try and strengthen him through giving some occupation advice. It is a proud second when a boy from one of these humble background gains entry into India’s best institute, all on his own merit. It opens many extra doorways for others to pursue such alternatives,” said Sodhi.


With Sodhi, the person on the helm of Amul - India’s greatest co-operative being his inspiration, Hitesh is raring to pursue a occupation in the dairy sector.





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