Sunil Khachakad from Washim, Maharashtra, topped the MPSC Police Sub-Inspector exams on his fourth try with out attending any courses. He shares what it took for him and his household to make this occur.
Fourth July was a day like every other within the Khachakad family. Then a sudden name shook everybody out of their stupor. The outcomes for the MPSC PSI (Maharashtra Public Service Fee — Police Sub-Inspector) exams had been declared.
Sunil Khachakad took a deep breath and opened the web site to examine the MPSC outcome benefit checklist. Proper on high was the title ‘Khachakad Sunil Bhagwan’. The 28-year-old had topped the examination. In a dialog with The Higher India, Sunil says that he was “speechless” .
“I’ve no phrases to explain that second. All of us have been hugging one another and crying. I by no means imagined that I might get the primary rank,” he shares.
This outcome was a testomony to seven years of exhausting work — not simply by Sunil however by his household too.
A journey of dedication and sacrifice
Sunil grew up in a village known as Ranjit Nagar in Washim, Maharashtra. Second amongst 5 kids, he confronted many hardships rising up. Their mother and father would toil on the farm all day to make sure a superb future for the youngsters.
“Now we have about 5 acres of land within the Vidarbha area, which is dry. For many years, we’ve spent extra on cultivation than what we’ve earned as revenue. However my mother and father all the time supported my ambition and labored on highway development to assist me succeed,” he says.
Sunil studied until Class 12 in his village and accomplished his BA by means of an open college. Hailing from a small group known as Mathura Labhan, he says he all the time aspired to turn into a policeman.
“I grew up seeing everybody in my village struggling. We have been all the time in a hand-to-mouth scenario. I didn’t have any curiosity in farming and noticed how troublesome it was. Once we headed out, I all the time discovered the policemen fascinating. The way in which they walked and talked, their vitality was totally different. I needed to be like them ever since I used to be a toddler. And I assumed it might additionally assist enhance our social standing,” he says.
However, Sunil continued engaged on the farm and did odd jobs to assist his household until he accomplished his commencement. In 2016, he moved to Sambhaji Nagar, Aurangabad, to fulfil his dream of turning into a sub-inspector.
Sambhaji Nagar was one of many hubs for MPSC teaching, however Sunil couldn’t afford the courses. So he studied together with his mates as a substitute.
“It price me about Rs 3,000–5,000 per thirty days to remain there. My mother and father labored further hours on highway development websites for this and my mates pooled Rs 1,000 per thirty days to assist me. My youthful brother additionally labored on the farm,” he says.
Resilient pursuit of policing dream
The going was powerful for this police aspirant. When he first cleared the written examination in 2018, two others acquired the identical marks as him. As the opposite candidate have been senior in age, they have been chosen. “I misplaced out by zero marks, because the others have been older than me. Then in 2019, I misplaced by 4 marks,” says Sunil.
Afterward, the MPSC 2020 exams have been held late as a result of COVID, inflicting an extended look ahead to Sunil.
In 2020, Sunil acquired married to Urmila, a constable in Osmanabad. They welcomed a child woman in June 2023. “As my exams have been delayed, it was Urmila who supported our household. COVID additionally prompted an enormous dent in our already low revenue. Regardless of this, I used to be capable of concentrate on my exams due to her,” he shares.
Having no revenue to afford courses, he turned to books and free courses on YouTube to assist him put together for the exams.
“My mates gave me their books. In addition they informed me which of them to refer and I solely studied from these books. I might watch YouTube movies by specialists to clear my doubts. I really feel learning the identical books for seven years helped me get the primary rank,” says the topper, who lastly cleared the examination on his fourth try in 2023.
“I’m pleased with Sunil. He’s proof of the ability of exhausting work. It’s solely upwards from right here for us,” says Urmila.
Sunil says that he ignored what folks mentioned and targeted on his aim. “Individuals will discourage you. Many informed me to go assist my mother and father as a substitute. However I didn’t have every other choice. What else would I do if not this? I believed in myself and was prepared to provide the exams as many occasions as I may until I turned 31, which is the cut-off for PSI. This was the way in which to maneuver ahead in life for me and my household,” he says.
“It doesn’t matter the place you come from. All that issues is what you wish to do. These seven years have been a tricky part for me,” he provides.
Sunil now needs to assist others like him and has already despatched his brother to Sambhaji Nagar to organize for the examination. “Nobody from our group has studied a lot or is at such a superb publish. I wish to assist uplift others from our group and village,” he shares.
On his recommendation to candidates getting ready for the examination, the PSI trainee says, “Regardless of how difficult it could be, hold going and by no means hand over. Give your 100% effort. You don’t want fancy courses or cash to succeed, simply have the grit.”
Edited by Pranita Bhat