When we hear these 3 words, there are few personalities which come to our mind almost instantly.
For me too, I have a lot of individuals who I feel are made of great. Although I haven’t met them personally, their impact on our society has been phenomenal.
I read a book a few years ago named “I Have A Dream” by Rashmi Bansal.
It had stories of 20 outstanding Indians who made us proud with their works.
Every individual from that book is #madeofgreat.
The one person whom I’d like to talk about is Anand Kumar, a mathematician who spun his magical wand on students who were poor but exceptionally smart.
The story of Anand Kumar and Super 30 Movie:
Anand Kumar had been offered admission to Cambridge and Sheffield universities but could not go ahead due to a lack of funds.
He then started teaching Mathematics in his own institute. There were a lot of students who enrolled in his mentoring. There were few who did want to study but couldn’t afford it.
Even what we would assume as a paltry amount was huge for them. So he devised a test and asked a few students to take it. They passed with flying colors.
He then came up with the plan to start a new class for the best of the best who did not have the facilities and the money to go ahead. He wants them to succeed and not want them also to be stranded like he was.
The Super 30 was designed as a program wherein the initial stages a coupe of hundred children who were good in studies but not with funds was found and trained.
Then as per the talent, they filter to find the Top 30 students. These students are trained and taught to crack the IIT exam.
This test is taken by roughly over 2.5 lakh children and its for barely over 5000 seats in the 7 IIT’s all over India. Yes, imagine the odds of making the cut. But this is how Mr.Kumar’s Super 30 have fared over the years;
343 students out of 390 have made the cut. Yes, that’s a successful percentage of approx 88%. Now how do you’ll treat such an achievement?
THE TRUTH of Anand Kumar:
I have to be honest with you guys. Had I such a talent, I would be coaching a lot of students. There would be a lot of accolades, a lot of money. I would be happy.
Yes, maybe I also could have thought to do what Mr.Kumar did. But I can guarantee not even 10% of us would go ahead with such a life plan. With a talent as his, who wouldn’t want the attention, the money?
But look at him, he is still there trying to find those 30 gems every year whose dreams he wishes to fulfill. That could be a ragpicker’s daughter, an auto-rickshaw driver’s lad, a backward class boy, etc. Hence in my eyes, he is #madeofgreat
So, after reading about this amazing individual, I’m sure there will be someone who is #madeofgreat according to you.
Who is that person?
Why is he Made Of Great?
I’d like to know more about that person.
If you wish to watch the Super 30 movie online, then you can do so by watching it on Disney+ Hotstar.
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