How Coolie Cracked Civil Service Exam (With The Help Of Free Wi-Fi)
Ofcourse most of the aspirants who are preparing for civil exams are surrounding by books. But, when it comes to Sreenath the scenario is completely different. From past five years, he is a coolie carrying heavy luggage at Ernakulam Junction in Kerala to run his livelihood. Still, most of the people are in dilemma i.e how coolie cracked Civil Service Exam with the help of mobile phone, earphone and free Wi-Fi which is available at Ernakulam station. It is the nearest major railway station from Munnar.
About Sreenath- A Coolie Who Cleared KPSC Written Exam
Town: Sreenath hails from Munnar, a town in the Western Ghats mountain range. The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to its location at the confluence of Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
Earnings: Earning his livelihood carrying heavy luggage at Ernakulam Junction in Kerala for the past five years.
Digital Learning: Connected to the Wi-Fi and used to listen to the various lessons while carrying heavy luggage on his shoulders and prepared for Civil Services.
Meanwhile, he also applied for other railway exams which are recently advertised for Group-D posts. Over 62,000 posts are released by Railway Department all over India. The Group-D posts are trackman, cabin man, leverman, pointsman, gangman and many more.
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Words by Sreenath: I will keep studying while I work as a coolie because I have the pressure of running my house… I will keep studying and appearing for exams. If I appear for enough exams, I am bound to get a good job.
Utilised the free service in a right way: Wi-Fi
The free Wi-Fi service which is launched under the Modi Government in the year 2016 and which became more popular and know as Modi’s Digital India initiative. The intention is to provide free internet to the passengers under Railwire, the retail broadband distribution model of RailTel Corporation of India Limited.
As per the recent data analysis at the end of May 2018 across the country over 685 railway stations have been equipped with Wi-Fi technology. Further, by the end of March 2019 the government has decided to provide this facility by covering nearly 8,500 railway stations at a cost of 700 crores.
Sreenath took an advantage of free Wi-Fi which is available at Ernakulam station to learn and mostly, to study for his Civil Services exam. He used to download all practice questions and spend some time at night time.
If he qualifies for KPSC after an interview, he is likely to be a village field assistant under the land revenue department.
“I have appeared thrice for the exam and this is the first time I used the WiFi at the station. What I do is put on my earphones and listen to the study material as I carry the luggage or solve questionnaires in my mind. This way I can study while I work. I revise all my work at night when I get free time,” Sreenath told PTI over the phone.
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