Inspiring story of Haryana MLA studying at 72

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Ishwar Singh has also done MA in Public Administration and History before this. Not only this, he has also done LLB and LLM. Interestingly, at this ripe age when a person prefers to live a retired life, he took initiative to continue his education and did all these degrees at this stage of life.

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Chandigarh: There is no age to study and learn. If you are thinking of continuously improving yourself, then a person can do something good at any age and under any circumstances. Jannayak Janata Party MLA Ishwar Singh from Guhla (Kaithal district) has taken pledge to further his education in the Corona period that should motivate everyone around.

Ishwar Singh, JJP MLA

The 72-year-old Ishwar Singh has done his first year MA in political science from Kurukshetra University (KU) and that too through online mode.

Legislator Ishwar Singh, after registering himself with KU as a private student, studied in the lockdown time properly and took online exams at home. On October 3 was his last exam and he says that he appeared in all the papers with best of his capacity.

Ishwar Singh has also done MA in Public Administration and History before this. Not only this, he has also done LLB and LLM. Interestingly, at this ripe age when a person prefers to live a retired life, he took initiative to continue his education and did all these degrees at this stage of life.

Before doing all these degrees, Ishwar Singh became a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1977 and at that time he was only tenth pass. After tenth, he remained a teacher for some time and entered politics during the Emergency.

MLA Ishwar Singh taking exam.

Ishwar Singh says that he became a tenth pass MLA but during the same tenure, he got an opportunity to become the chairman of the Haryana School Education Board during the same period.

That was an achievement, but during that phase turned life for Ishwar Singh and he thought of continuing his higher education. “I thought of myself not doing justice by forming policies for students with matriculation education in the capacity of chairman”, he added.

He resigned only after the second board meeting and decided that he would complete this incompleteness of his life.

He started further studies as soon as the MLA’s term ended. Ishwar Singh, who became an MLA at the age of 27, obtained his bachelor’s degree at the age of 37 after completing his senior secondary at the age of 34.

He did his MA in History shortly thereafter. While taking the MA exams, the then Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University advised him to do LLB.

At the age of 42, Ishwar Singh also did LLB and practiced in Kurukshetra for 6 months. He is still a member of the Kurukshetra Bar Association. Later he also did an MA in Public Administration.

Ishwar Singh has given the recent exam through online medium. He downloaded the examination paper from the Kurukshetra University website on time and then prepared his answers.

After scanning the answer sheet, they send it to the university’s given email in a fixed time of three hours through email.

He says that technology maybe new, but the importance of examination is so much in life that he has also learned this technique.

Ishwar Singh says that in his political life, there has been a lot of support for writing his studies and staying connected with education.

Due to this dedication, he reached the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the country’s largest panchayat parliament, and then he also got an opportunity to become a member of the Scheduled Castes Commission of the country.

Presently, he is the chairman of the important committee of the Legislative Assembly of Haryana Legislative Assembly as Jannayak Janata Party MLA and does his work with utmost vigilance there.

Ishwar Singh says that whenever a person has an opportunity to learn something in life, then he should take it and keep moving forward.


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