Meet Goddu Swamy Naidu, who is a Police Constable by day and Teacher by night. He prepares students for constable entrance and SGT exams!
We often hear stories of people leaving their dream profession for certain reasons. However, this is a story of a man who is continuing his dream profession along with doing justice to where he works. A 30-year-old Goddu Swamy Naidu is a police constable by day and teacher by night. And, he is very much dedicated to both the profession.
Goddu Swamy Naidu is a Police Constable at the Disha Police Station, Endada. After his shift, he drives for about 17 km to Anandapuram to teach students free of cost. He teaches current affairs, general studies along with a few other subjects.
Mr. Naidu teaches the dropouts from Anandapuram Mandal who aspire to clear “constable” and “teaching entrance exams”. The students are either school or college dropouts. He aims to help such students who start working as labourers at sand stocks and garment shops after dropping out.
Goddu Naidu also provides free physical training to students for getting admission in the police force. Though, he charges from the outsiders (out from his Mandal) who can afford. He has trained 40 students with the help of a few more enthusiasts like him. Out of the 40, a few students have already been selected in constable entrance and Second Grade Teachers (SGT) examination.
Journey behind being a Police Constable as well as a teacher
Mr. Naidu belongs from Kusulavada in Anandapuram which is located in Visakhapatnam. His family has been involved in farming due to which his elder brothers could not study. However, he could get an education after his father, G. Demudu, tried hard and got his fourth son into a local government school.
He was good in academics due to which he was also a favourite of his teachers. He wanted to join the teaching profession and hence, had appeared for an entrance exam. He even cleared the exam but later got inspired by some people from his Mandal and made his mind to join the Police force. In the year 2008, he sat for the constable exam and cleared it.
Inspired by teachers
Like his instant success, his journey was not so smooth. He used to deliver ice to various shops in his village to get Rs 70 per day. During this time, he was in intermediate and used to take tuition classes in the evening. It was the same time when his father’s health was also not good.
After being fed up of the situation, he thought of quitting education many times. But it was his teachers who helped him every time. Mr Naidu’s teachers offered him to run tuition classes in the same school for Class VII to X. Even after years of such incidents, he is grateful for his teachers, D. Ramesh Kumar, B. Venkat Rao to motivate him.
Taking inspiration from his teachers, Mr Naidu wants to motivate other students like his teachers once motivated him. He is also grateful for his department for being supportive of his work.