This is a story of an alumni of Akal Academy Baru Sahib who rose up from a failure and stood up as a hero. Rajinder Gurjar a resident of village Patori Mahua , district Dosa , Rajasthan completed his 8th from St. Stephen Senior Secondary school, Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. His father was in the army and his mother was a housewife.

Rajinder was brought to the serene valleys of Baru Sahib in his teens where he spent the next three years. He had no idea about spiritualism and found it difficult to cope up initially. But as the days passed on he started enjoying it with Baba ji’s blessings.

He experienced a tough phase in life when he failed his XIIth Grade Exams.

But failures did not scare him, rather it pushed him back on his toes. Rajinder got back to school and repeated his 12th from Baru Sahib with an average percentage. He scored 55 % in the commerce stream.

His father always seemed to inspire him with his passion and was his role model. His heart was full of aspirations to serve his country, following his father’s footstep. But possibly success was more tough than he would have measured.

Despite of trying repeatedly he couldn’t make it to the army, but he didn’t give up. To continue with his studies he went to IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) in Andhra Pradesh to pursue his B.Com.

With dreams in his eyes, he began his journey ahead. He pursued a degree course from Sri Shakti College of Hotel Management Hyderabad. He had a well designed plan for his career. He then pursued his B.Sc and Hotel Administration (Bachelors in Hotel Management and Catering Technology).

It was in 2014 that his hard work paid back finally as the rural boy was appointed as a Guest Services Associate at the Lemon Tree hotel in Jaipur.

Currently, Rajinder is working as an associate at Zone Park Hotel, one of the Well Reputed Hotels in India.

Rajinder expressed his gratitude for Baru Sahib for making him reach the ladder of success-

“I am proud to have studied there. Even if that school is a Sikh oriented Institution, the environment there was very peaceful and serene. Although i experienced tough times but they were all meant to teach me some of the great life lessons. I miss Baru Sahib. My accounts teacher Gurmeet Ma’am and coordinator Matoo sir .

‘Failures often exhaust people who give up . But failures are exhausted by the people who fall but repeatedly stand up.’ this was aptly proved by him.

~ Jagpal Singh