John Parankimalil Fr PD Johny, Educationist, Story-Teller And Motivator

John Parankimalil

Educationist, Story-Teller and Motivator

IAS topper, who failed sixth grade

January 29, 2016

When Rukmani failed in Class VI, her parents were upset and sad. Her teachers scolded her. Her friends laughed at her. The Neighbours said that she lacked intelligence. Relatives advised her parents to send her for tuition.

Rukmani alone knew the reason for her failure. She knew she had not paid attention in class and that she was careless about study. When the parents arranged for tuition, she rejected it and decided to challenge herself. She made up her mind to work hard and give her best.

That’s what she did. She never failed again. She passed her secondary and higher secondary with high percentage. Twice she won gold medals in her college studies. She passed her Masters from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Her desire shifted to IAS. She not only passed her IAS in the first attempt without any coaching but secured Second Rank in the Country in 2011. She is none other than Rukmani Riar from Chandhigarh. Just think of it, IAS topper, who failed in Class VI. The reward of determination, hard work and perseverance!

Achievers get to the top of a mountain by climbing it. James Allen says, “The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” According to Napoleon Hill, “When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”  True brilliance shines anywhere. No one can put a limitation on you, except you. Where there is a will, there is always a way out!

Quote: “To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

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Dr John Parankimalil, popularly called Fr. P.D. Johny is largely remembered for the change and transformation he brought into St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School. He received the 1st Computer Excellence Award for Schools from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002. He was the National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS)

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