A police constable posted in Disha Police Station in Vizag, Guddu Swamy Naidu, 30 years old is realizing his dream of giving free coaching for constable and teacher entrance examinations. For Goddu Swamy Naidu, after his duty hours, it’s a daily routine to commute 17 km distance to reach Anandapuram, where several students usually wait for him at a coaching institute to clarify their doubts and to gain knowledge about the current affairs, general studies, and a few other subjects. With the support of few others, he trained about 40 youth by providing fitness training to youth interested in joining the police force.
Moved by the plight of the poor children he saw while on a journey from childhood, Mr. Goddu Swamy Naidu said to Hello Vizag that he decided to help many underprivileged children and school, college dropouts for free of cost. The happy thing is that a few of the youth whom I trained have succeeded in getting selected in constable entrance and Second Grade Teachers (SGT) examination”
With the collaborative efforts of Goddu Swamy Naidu and all those who extended their help, many children in his Anandapuram village are now able to have access to education. Stating further Naidu said due to the poor financial condition of my family, my father could not provide education to my three elder brothers. But I am fortunate enough that my father strived hard and admitted me to a local government school. After that, he always tried to excel in all subjects and became the favorite of all teachers.
After finishing my intermediate, my first intention is to search for a better job. So I appeared teacher entrance examination and secured a good rank. I also got selected for a post in the postal department. Later, inspired by several men from my mandal, I wanted to join the police department and serve society. I appeared for the constable selections in 2008 and got selected. My preparation for SGT is helping me train the youth now,” he said.
Attributing his success to his teachers, Mr. Naidu said there were a number of occasions when he decided to discontinue or give up education, but that was when his teachers D. Ramesh Kumar, B. Venkat Rao, and others motivated him not to give up.
“During Intermediate, I used to deliver ice to shops in my village for which I used to get ₹70 a day. In the evening, I used to attend coaching classes. At one stage, my father suffered from health problems and it was again my teachers who supported me and asked me to run tuition classes in my school for Class VII to X to support my family financially,” Mr. Naidu says.
Underscoring the need for a little bit of encouragement, Mr. Naidu said many youth in villages are good at academics but sometimes they discontinue studies due to various reasons and start working as laborers in garment shops and in construction activities. What they need at this point of time is a little bit of encouragement and push, similar to what I got from my teachers and mentors. Through this way, we can change these youth to realize their ultimate dreams.
He said teaching is a noble profession and with the inspiration of my teacher, now it want to become a teacher to one and all whenever I get time. “My passion to teach was bigger than the fatigue and stress I used to have after hours of duty. This passion became the mission of my life as it gives me the feeling that as a citizen, I am contributing my bit” he added.
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