Anmol Ahirwar's father operates a small-scale local tea stall in a slum area of Maharana Pratap Nagar in Bhopal and his mother runs a paan shop.
Reinstating our belief in the proverb, 'where there's a will, there's a way', Anmol Ahirwar is serving as an inspiration for the youth across the nation. Hailing from a marginalized background in Bhopal, Anmol is a tea seller's son, who didn't allow adversity to get the better of him. Ahirwar cracked the JEE Advanced 2020 examination and has been selected for IIT Kanpur; an inspirational story worth everyone's attention.
A story of academic excellence
Anmol Ahirwar's father operates a small-scale local tea stall in a slum area of Maharana Pratap Nagar in Bhopal and his mother runs a paan shop but such conditions, didn't deter his indomitable spirit. He has beaten severe odds to qualify for the prestigious IIT and all the credits have been passed on to his parents, by the man of the hour himself. Anmol stated that without his parents by his side, he would not have been able to reach the academic heights, which he is being highly regarded for today.
In an official statement, he was quoted saying, "My teachers inspired me to go for the IITs, but it was my parents who really motivated me. They continuously made efforts to never make me feel about their own difficulties."
He further added, "My father has a tea stall and my mother runs a paan shop, and their monthly contribution is Rs 7000-8000 maximum. [But] they never asked me to help in their business or support them financially. They just told me to focus on my studies, and always assured me to continue my education."
Anmol even credited his older brother, who has earned a scholarship and is presently in his second year of mechanical engineering, for being instrumental in his success.
Such stories of sheer determination and brilliance, really warms our hearts and Anmol is definitely setting an example for others to follow. He has been making the optimum use of his resources and we could all learn a lesson or two from him.