Raipur, Dec 9
The campus of Azad Chowk police station on Sunday virtually transformed into an open classroom for students aspiring to become IAS/IPS officers, as IPS Ankita Sharma, posted in the state capital as City Superintendent of Police, conducts free classes for them and resolves their queries.
With limited resources available in the police station and rented chairs, IPS Sharma is conducting classes for UPSC aspirant every Sunday for last one month. As of now, the 150 students have associated with the classes and 40-50 students usually participate in the class.
Students from Drug, Bametara, Gariyaband, Mahasamund district came here to attend the class.
Speaking about the class, IPS Sharma said “as no one was for me to guide and in the absence of proper guidance and unavailability of coaching institutes several students suffer, therefore I decided to take up the task of guiding students and teaching them. If guided properly, the students here have the potential of cracking several competitive examinations.”
Students coming to the class have already been briefed about the method of studying which they practiced for a week and on Sunday they came to the class with queries, said IPS Sharma, elaborating that with detailed discussion their queries and several topics are discussed in the class.
IPS Sharma also provided them the list of books useful for the preparations.
IPS Sharma, who is Gold medallist in MBA (Finance and HR) from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, wanted to become IPS officer from childhood but belonging from a family engaged in business, she opted for MBA and after completing the course, prepared for UPSC and eventually cracked the exam. The officer has completed her schooling and college from Durg district.
On being asked about expansion of the class, IPS Sharma replied “as the class witnesses the association of more students in coming days then I will plan to tie-up with a private coaching institute here on my personal expense so that needy aspirants could get guidance and help in completing their course.”
Earlier, I have tied-up with a coaching institute in Durg district and the institute had completed the course of girl students of tribal hostel, where 200-250 children from insurgency-hit districts were residing, said IPS Sharma.
This is my personal choice that I wanted to work for my state as well as children here and my dream is that more and more students must clear the UPSC examination, stated IPS Sharma, adding that she will continue this while being posted in anywhere and in any district