IIM Graduate Shuvajit Payne, left his job in London to teach rural students in Waifad, Maharashtra. He gave up all his luxuries and comforts in shaping the minds of village kids.
“It was an extremely difficult decision. My loved ones simply didn’t consider me to be behind my workday as I had no arrangement and no involvement with the advancement area. I realized that I will go around and discover something that gives me bliss,” Payne says.
Most of us want to change our life and society. It may be the change of Self-improvement, better prospects, or having a lavish life. Hey welcoming you to Times Applaud, Inspiration. Today’s inspirational story is about an Inspiring teacher who transformed the lives of rural India.
Shuvajit Payne, an IIM graduate, working in IBM, London with a hefty package, left his decent job in London to teach in the village area of Maharashtra, India. Yes, it was the sheer determination and an idea that popped up in the mind of Shuvajit. He added his potential to his determination to bring a revolution in the field of education.
How does a person make such a big change and force the world to change? How will you act in a state where there are not enough means to fulfill your basic needs and job is the mere need of the hour?
Some people attend parties, organize weekends, and love to live a life of happiness and joy but there are some also who live for a cause. A cause that reforms reshape and rebuild society. Shuvajit is one of them.
When he was asked why he opted for the down-trodden students? Shuvajit says:
“I dream for India where every rural region will have all-sufficient resources, stimulating teachers, and are developed concerning social contentedness”
Shuvajit Payne was born in a middle-class family in Kolkata. He was the same as every other ordinary boy, struggling to fulfill his basic necessity. He graduated in Economics from the Presidency College, Kolkata.
In the beginning, he was a bit confused about his career. Later, He applied for the CAT examination with the advice of his friend. His successful attempt landed him from Kolkata to IIM, Lucknow. He did his MBA in finance and marketing and migrated to London to earn some good pounds. He was fortunate enough to secure a job at IBM. Here, his corporate life started with lots of adventure and excitement, foreign tours, meeting clients, and whatnot. He had been working with IBM as a Consultant for four years. One day, on a social site, he posted a picture of his office from the window. One of his friends commented below ‘Who is outside the window?’ By then the self-realization struck his mind and he understood that his life is not just to fill with comforts but for society as well. This was the turning point in the life of Shuvajit Payne.
When all your wishes are fulfilled, then there is something so-called emptiness that crawls in the heart, and it needs to be filled with something new, meaningful, and work full of satisfaction.
He clearly states his corporate experience: “ I wanted to ensure that I was financially independent. Notwithstanding, from the very beginning, my point was to plan something straightforwardly helpful for the individuals who need to uphold.”
From that moment, his life perspective changed and he decided to work for something which would give him a sense of self-satisfaction.
He determined himself to educate the rural kids and make their lives meaningful. He decided to cleanse the real Treasury of the village so that the kids would empower themselves in all their dimensions.
“No one wants to become a farmer. The youthful age needs to escape from the villages. But this is not a bad move. Agriculture in India requires huge investment. If 2 or 3 students from a family improve occupations, they can furrow their payback to cultivating. Therefore, it is most vital that they empower themselves.”
He resigned from his job and changed his plot in the field of social development. Payne got many disapprovals right from his friends, colleagues, and family. But something deep beneath him wanted a true meaning of his life. Initially, he intended to travel across the country to know what means he could do actually for society on his own. Sooner or later, he got to know about SBI Youth For India Fellowship. This fellowship was something that he always wanted for. Shuvajit became a member of the SBI Youth family which provides a lot of opportunities for the youths to work in the development of the rural and backward areas.
Shuvajit got his first posting at Waifad, a small village in the Wardha district of Maharashtra. He was now completely detached from the outer world working on creating new ideas, finding a way to get maximum outcomes, and all this was in an environment of improper infrastructure.
Shuvajit commenced his holy work while teaching English to the Village students & used many pedagogical and technical aspects to feed and reshape young minds.
Along with this, he also honed their skills in the field of Computers and software.
Shuvajit Payne had his 50 most effective ideas which he implemented and succeeded in making a living for many students he taught.
“There are schools in villages but no teachers. On the off chance that there are educators, at that point, they don’t come to work. Rather than giving out gifts, the Public Authority should make individuals responsible for work,” says Shuvajit Payne
With his outstanding performance and dedication towards serving society, he got the post of Programme Director in SBI ‘Youth for India’ Fellowship. His target is to make more than 100 fellows by the end of this year.
He has a kind heart towards the farmers also. He discussed many issues with the farmer and has been trying to resolve them.
Imparting knowledge among the young mind is yet a challenging work for many, especially at the ground level of rural regions.
Although Shuvajit Payne had lots of ups and downs in life, he left his fancy job in London to teach the rural kids. This was only for the change he wanted in society. What do you feel about this? Let us know your views below.