Sangli: Jat taluka in Sangli district of Maharashtra state is known as a severe drought prone area. Pandurang Sopan Narale is a sugarcane farm labor living in Sanmadi village here. In spite of a very adverse condition, his son successfully cleared the PSI examination.
Pandurang Narale is working as a sugarcane cutting labor in Rajarambapu Factory at Sakharale since last 25 years. For education, he sent his son Kashinath to Kidebisari at Sangola taluka.
While studying in 10th grade, Kashinath worked on sugarcane harvesting under the ‘employment guarantee scheme’. He got good marks in 12th science and acquired an admission for D. Ed. in Gobbi college at Jat. However he had to leave the education midway due to family’s adverse financial condition.
He got joined State Reserved Police Force in 2008. After working at Gadchiroli for 8 years, he relocated to Latur. In 2016, in his first attempt, he passed the PSI examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), securing 501st ranking with 256 out of 400 marks.
Source: Sakal 17 May 2017