Posted: Posted Date – 11:30 PM, Mon – 21 Mar 22
By Epsita Gunti
Hyderabad: Most aspirants now spend nearly ten hours a day at the city’s central library.
It’s an entirely different world that opens up once you enter the premises of the city’s central library. The view is of a calm and restful environment unlike the busy environment in which the installation is located. And right in the heart of the city of Ashok Nagar, this library is a getaway abode for a number of government job aspirants.
In the shade of the trees, in armchairs woven with plastic threads and covered with a cardboard notepad, the young people find themselves buried in their thick books. Some choose to sit in a group and others are a little away from the crowds. The place is swept by silence and a sense of determination.
Akhil from Jangaon who is preparing for the Group 1 exam, prefers silence and peace here for his preparations. “I live with two roommates and it sometimes becomes difficult to concentrate there,” he says. The tranquility of the city’s central library is where he finds the right concentration needed for the difficult exam ahead.
Sitting in front of a gigantic banyan tree on a green bench, Mr Ramesh is engrossed in solving percentage problems. With math tables from two to twenty taped to his notepad, he hastily solves questions from a huge book.
Hailing from Nagarkurnool district, he is one of thousands of young people aspiring to get government jobs. Before moving to Hyderabad to pursue his career aspirations, he worked in his hometown for some time. According to Ramesh, “it is a better option to study hard and get a government job than to work there. I have some family issues and I hope a government job will solve them all”.
At the other end of the library is where Navaneetha Nevoori sits daily in her chair, preparing for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). The recruitment to fill these teaching positions was part of the announcement made by the Chief Minister. Born and raised in Yadadri Bonagiri, Navaneetha first moved to the city to pursue his education. After completing her postgraduate studies at St Anns College for Women, she has been preparing since last year to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher.
Thanking the government, she says, “There are a lot of vacancies this time compared to last time. I have been preparing for a long time and I am convinced that I will get a job.
The entire space of the library is filled with young people throughout the day preparing for competitions. “There is a separate reading room in the library for the girls on the ground floor. Students also take chairs and sit in the upstairs hallways. But most of them like to sit outside, in the open air,” says one of the library staff.
With the announcement of the notifications, most aspirants are now more dedicated and spend nearly ten hours a day in the library, which opens at 7 a.m. and closes around 11 p.m.
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