In this run-of-the-mill life, everyone is busy with his work. But, there are some people who are also working to fulfill their duties and bring about a better change in society. Chhattisgarh’s youth IPS Suraj Singh Parihar is also doing something similar, despite being a busy officer of the police (Chhattisgarh Police).
IPS Parihar has launched a new initiative for a better tomorrow for the younger generation. He has established a free book-bank in memory of a martyr head constable. This book-bank aims to help thousands of youth for competitive examinations. Parihar has also been guiding students through various mediums for the last four years for the UPSC exam.
What is a book-bank initiative?
IPS Suraj Singh Parihar conceived the book-bank in April 2020. In September 2020 (Corona era), he appealed via social media to connect more and more people to this initiative. IPS Parihar, under the book-bank initiative, appeals to everyone to donate books related to competitive examinations. The purpose of this book-bank is to support students (especially poor, needy and tribal young students) in competitive examinations.
Presently, this book-bank is being made in the youngest district of Chhattisgarh, Gaurala-Pendra-Marwahi (GPM). Whereas the first SP (Superintendent of Police) is also Suraj. Through this book-bank, all those youths who are preparing for competitive examination will definitely benefit. There are currently more than 3000 books in this book-bank. All these books have been donated by officials, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and philanthropists from India and abroad. Name of this book-bank ‘Police School’ is kept.
IPS Suraj Singh Parihar’s appeal to all readers of The Better India
“I am building a free book-bank. Books like the one you are about to give to the trash or those your children are tearing down can help in building the fortunes of poor and needy children. You can buy and donate your old books in a book-bank or even buy new books online-offline. ”
Description of books available in book-bank
Book-based books like UPSC, CGPSC, Bank PO, SSC, Sub-Inspector Recruitment, Railway Recruitment etc., along with the entrance exam books of various courses are also available in the book-bank. The full NCERT syllabus is also available in the library. Also, there are various useful books like – Rapidex English Speaking Course, Dictionary, Vocabulary Builder, Grammar, encyclopedia novels, storybooks, which youth can avail for free.
Guidance of youth through webinars
IPS Parihar conducts webinars and QnA sessions (question and answer session) with a team of officers regularly to guide the youth preparing for the Public Service Commission. In which youth ask about their doubts/dilemma and problems faced in studies, and they are given answers to their questions.
Inspiration of the book-bank
IPS Parihar told The Better India that he has become an IPS after facing many challenges in his life. He says, “When I was preparing for the competitive exam, no one was going to tell me what to read, how to study. As a result, my precious 3-4 years just went in vain. I remember the challenges of the time when I was preparing, so it seems that no one has to face those difficulties today. Efforts are made to guide more and more youth for competitive examinations based on their experiences.
He adds, “When I served as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Dantewada, a heavily Naxal-hit Dantewada in 2019-20, I saw a lot of lost youth. My feeling of helping those young people to follow the right path became firm. ”
Therefore, he has established this library in memory of the late Shiv Narayan Baghel, a martyred head constable of the police force and resident of the Gorela-Pendra-Marwahi district itself. Also, it is inaugurated by his daughter’s hands.
The difficult path from BPO to IPS
After studying in Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh) up to fifth, Suraj Singh Parihar, who settled in Jajmau (Kanpur) with his family, passed the civil services examination by defeating the endless challenges. His father retired from the private sector.
There were also economic challenges at home. But, these were all very small reasons in front of the big goal. From 2005 to 2007, he started working in BPO to cover the cost of studying for competitive examinations. Subsequently, he worked as a PO at State Bank of India from 2008 to 2012.
He also studied regularly for various competitive exams, along with jobs. Then, he became a Central Excise Inspector (Central Excise Inspector) in 2012, succeeding the Competitive Examination of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). With this, he became an IPS (, medium) IPS (, medium) in 2015, in a difficult period of selection, utilizing the leave he gets at the end of every week.
Presently, 60 youths of Gourela-Pendra-Marwahi are regularly preparing for the competitive examination of UPSC, CGPSC, Railways and Constables. This school has been open for 10 days, and students are constantly joining it. Due to the lockdown and corona crisis, students are taking guidance from IPS remit through webinars, and this webinar will continue. The ‘Police Pathshala’ is the only such library in the Gorela-Pendra-Marwahi district where the youth are getting the benefit of thousands of books and the opportunity to prepare for the competitive exam.
He believes that it is most important to always keep striving and working in education and in the right direction. He never succumbed to challenges, kept restraint and never got disappointed even in adverse conditions. Even in the toughest of times, he kept working with dedication and got his own destination.
IPS Suraj Singh Parihar appealed to people to donate books of various subjects, making social media a positive weapon. The result of this is that today people are helping them with this open heart, with an open heart.
This young IPS, who has written a success story with the ink of struggle, has pioneered helping the youth, for whom he has been working relentlessly. A heartfelt salute to The Better India, for his brilliant initiative.
You can send your books to this address:
s. P. Office, Gurukul Campus, Pendra Road, Gorella District: Gorella-Pendra-Marwahi, Chhattisgarh – 495117