A Rajasthan village has an epitome of perseverance and persistence — Shiv Charan Yadav, who is a septuagenarian aspirant of the class 10th state board exams. This year, Yadav, 77, would be giving his 47th attempt in the board exams.
It is not easy for this determined man to pursue his dream as he has been living alone in his ancestral house for 30 long years now. Yadav lost his mother at a very tender age of two months, while his father passed away when he was 10. Having seen a tough life, Yadav took a pledge to marry after clearing the crucial exam.
However, Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education’s exam seems to be stricter on Yadav. He took his first exam, in 1968, from the Khohari village in Alwae.
“Each time it so happens that I pass in some subjects, but fail in others. For example, if I get enough marks in mathematics and science, I fail in Hindi and English. This time, I hope to pass all,” he said in an interview to a newspaper.
According to media reports, Yadav had almost reached his goal in 1995, but he failed in mathematics. It was not only math, but other subjects, including Social Science, Hindi and English, which stopped Yadav from crossing the tough battle.
Keeping his fingers cross this year, this inspiring man said, “This time, I have taken classes from some school teachers.”