Free Press Journal

Humans of Indore


For some people professional satisfaction is not about earning big, it’s about doing big. Meet 32-year-old Anirudh Singh, a lawyer, for whom earning money was never prime motive in life.

Having done his LLM from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala, Indore, he used to practice and earn well in district court and high court of Indore. But he was not getting that professional satisfaction. So he became a teacher instead and is principal in local Shri Guru Govind Singh Law College at present. To continue his search of professional satisfaction he started a coaching institute for people who cannot afford fees for civil services.

From 2013 Singh is doing this noble work of giving free coaching to students who cannot afford fees. When asked about the idea of starting this social work he said, “I observed during the period when I used to practice in courts that there are many students in our society who are competent enough but lagging behind due to lack of coaching, which they could not afford.”

Singh, who belongs to a well to do family, said that he always thought of helping poor children. But just paying their fees would not be enough. Talking about his aim behind this coaching institute he said, “I want to make them capable enough so that they may help other needy persons. I invest a major part of the money I earn from those who can afford the fees, on poor students. My wife and friends are very supportive, both morally as well as financially.” His wife Aradhana Singh runs a beauty parlour and also gives her total income to husband for supporting his dream.

Students of Singh, who were successful in various exams like UPSC, PSC, civil judges, IBPS, also donate their first salary to the institute and help him out from time to time.

Singh’s friend Ankur Jain told Free Press that they had also helped 22 poor children to get admission in schools.

About his plans, Singh said, “I am also planning to announce scholarship for poor children all over Madhya Pradesh. Selected children will be sent to Delhi for coaching.”