There is no age bar for learning and where there is will there is way was very well proved by Ishwar Singh, MLA of Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) from Guhla assembly segment of Kaithal district, who appeared in MA first year exams at the age of 72.At a time when we often come across leaders who fake their educational qualifications it’s a relief to still have MLA’s like Ishwar Singh.
Ishwar, who completed most of the higher studies after being elected as MLA, has also done MA in public administration and history. Despite his hectic schedule and routine engagements, he decided to continue his studies as he did his at graduation at the age of 37, LLB at 42, and is doing his third MA now at 72 years old.
The former Rajya Sabha MP and two times MLA is doing his master’s in political science from the distance learning centre of the Kurukshetra University.
The exams were conducted online as per the UGC guidelines and Ishwar appeared in his last paper on Saturday.
Revealing his source of inspiration to resume his studies, he said, “After teaching for eight years, I joined politics and was elected from Guhla in 1977 on the Janta Party ticket, and in 1978, I was appointed as the chairman of the Haryana education board. But I resigned from the post as I felt that my educational qualification was not enough to deserve that position and decided to resume my studies,” the MLA added.
“I remained a teacher, MLA, MP and member of National Commission for Scheduled Castes, but appearing in the exams has made me very happy because I am still a student,” he said.
Ishwar also wants to spread awareness about the importance of education among the people. “I never attended college as I was not a regular student, but I never failed in any exam. I proved that we can continue our studies even if we have a busy life,” he said.
Source: Hindustan Times