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Age no bar: 72-year-old former Rajya Sabha MP appears for MA exams

Ishwar Singh

Ishwar Singh

Former Rajya Sabha MP Ishwar Singh, who’s currently an MLA from Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) from Guhla Cheeka in Kaithal district of Haryana, appeared for his first year MA exams at the age of 72. To be clear, Singh has already completed his MA in public administration, law and history in the past. He is now appearing for first year MA exams for a post graduate degree in political science from Kurukshetra University. 

Making most of his time during the lockdown, Singh used his time for studying and appearing for exams online. As per UGC guidelines, Singh downloaded question paper from the university portal and then wrote his answers and scanned it back to the university via email. He took his last exam on Saturday. 

When Singh was elected as an MLA for the first time in 1977, he had only studied up to class X. Soon, he was appointed as the chairman of the Haryana School Education Board but Singh resigned due to his qualification.

Singh said, After teaching for eight years, I joined politics and was elected from Guhla in 1977 on the Janta Party ticket, and in 1978, I was appointed as the chairman of the Haryana education board. But I resigned from the post as I felt that my educational qualification was not enough to deserve that position and decided to resume my studies.

Later, Singh passed Class 12 at the age of 34 and graduated at the age of 37. Then he did his MA in history. He completed his LLB at the age of 42. Wanting to spread awareness about the importance of education, Singh said, I never attended college as I was not a regular student but I never failed in any exam. I proved that we can continue our studies even if we have a busy life.

Being associated for politics for almost four decades, Singh was considered a close aide of former chief minister late Bhajan Lal. During the last elections, Singh chose to join JJP and got elected from the Guhla (reserved) assembly seat in 2019. 

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