A boy who never got into a train becomes an officer in the Railways.
“I am Pala Suresh from Daburavaripalli in Anantpaur district. In my childhood I used to look at trains with wonder, because I never had an opportunity to travel by a train. It was like a dream. My family was very poor. My parents, my brother, sister and I lived together. Since my parents were poor, they could not send us to any expensive private schools. But I somehow had the fortune to study in a government residential school at Lepakshi. Having seen all the hardships from my childhood, I really work hard and studied well. I got 93% marks in SSC and 95% in Intermediate. I appeared for EAMCET and secured 75th rank and studied electronic and communication engineering in JNTU, Hyderabad. And then I went on to complete M.Tech. in IIT, Mumbai. Thereafter, I got 16th rank in Indian Engineering Service. My dream has come true. I joined the Railway training center in signal engineering and telecommunications. Today I am working as a signal engineer in Vijayawada Railway Station. It is because of RDT’s sponsorship and education program. I call upon the upcoming generation of young people to have a goal in life and work hard to achieve it.”