Cycle mechanic to IAS officer: Varun Baranwal’s inspiring tale of resilience, determination

Daijiworld Media Network – Maharashtra (MS)

Maharashtra, Jan 31: Varun Baranwal's life journey is indeed a remarkable and inspiring story of resilience, determination, and hard work. Coming from a remote village in Maharashtra and facing financial constraints after his father's demise, Varun not only took up the responsibility of his family but also pursued education against all odds.

His journey started with working as a cycle mechanic to support his family. Despite facing challenges, Varun excelled in his 10th-grade exams, showcasing his academic potential. However, the financial constraints forced him to contemplate discontinuing his studies after the 10th grade.

The turning point came when a generous gesture from the doctor who treated Varun's father helped him enrol in the 12th grade by covering the expenses. This opportunity fuelled Varun's determination to succeed, and he worked hard to secure a scholarship, enabling him to pursue engineering at MIT Pune.

Even though his dream of becoming a doctor was set aside due to financial constraints, Varun didn't let go of his ambitions. He secured a job at a multinational company after completing his engineering, demonstrating his perseverance and dedication.

Varun's aspirations took a new direction while working at the MNC, where he realized his potential to become an IAS officer. Despite financial challenges, he embarked on the journey of UPSC preparation, relying on self-study and resourcefulness. Varun's decision not to opt for coaching due to financial constraints highlights his resourcefulness and determination to overcome obstacles.

Through hard work, dedication, and utilizing resources available to him, Varun achieved an impressive All India Rank (AIR) of 32 in the UPSC examinations of 2016. His story serves as a beacon of hope for those facing adversity and showcases the transformative power of education, determination, and self-belief. Varun Baranwal's journey from a cycle mechanic to an IAS officer is undoubtedly a source of inspiration for many who may be struggling against the odds in their own lives.





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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 31 2024

    dk students these days try to complete graduation or postgraduation and look out to to secure a job and better prospect going to Gulf counties. (some shine and some suffer) but returns are good enough to earn and save for the days ahead.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Jan 31 2024

    Our Districts have the brightest Children ...

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