Sometimes the Boldest Thing is 'To Quit'
Roman Saini cracked his medical exams at the age of 16 and went on to become a junior resident doctor at AIIMS. At 22, he cracked the civil services entrance exams to become an IAS officer. And now, after two years as an assistant collector of Jabalpur, Saini has resigned from his services.
He has now decided to venture into a profession where he may neither earn like a doctor nor have the power of an IAS officer.
Saini quit the IAS to teach students for free. The 24-year-old is bold enough to be the change he wants to see, by helping the youth get past the various academic hurdles that stand in the way of their ambitions.
Four years ago, he launched a YouTube channel with his friend Gaurav. They uploaded lectures for those aspiring to become doctors, civil servants, computer programmers, even experts in foreign languages.Now, Saini has decided to do this on a full time basis."Personally, it was a difficult decision to quit the civil services, as I have utmost respect for it. But I believe in Unacademy’s vision of free education and hence, will be pursuing it full time from now on," he wrote.
Unacademy has over one million subscribers on YouTube, and the same number of video views are garnered by the portal every month. The portal has about 400 videos covering subjects like history, geography, politics, art, environment, ecology, and biodiversity.
Take a bow, Saini, for taking bold steps to shape the future.
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