No words can ever express the power, the beauty and the heroism of mother’s love.
Made of deep devotion, endless sacrifice and pain, a mother’s love is not only selfless but also eternal. Nothing can destroy it or take it away. As they say – Mother’s love is so powerful that it can move mountains for her kids.
And, one such person, who believes in the immense power of mother’s love is Hasan Safin – the youngest IPS officer of Gujarat.
After reading his inspiring story, it won’t surprise you why this 22-year-old dedicated his success to his mother’s love and sweat.
When Safin was a child, a collector visited his village. And, that moment changed his life forever.
Sharing it with TOI, he said:
“Escorted by armed bodyguards, the collector addressed the entire village, assuring them that their problems would be resolved. I asked an elder how one can become a collector and was told anybody could become one—all that it required was hard work to crack an entrance test.”
“From that moment, I found the mission of my life.”
But life was never easy for Safin.
Born in a low-income family, Safin had to face numerous tough situations and challenges.
His parents, Mustufa and Naseembanu, were both diamond workers in a small unit, earning just about enough to feed their kids. In his childhood, there were days, when Safin went to bed empty stomach due to unavailability of food.
Given his family circumstances, he knew fulfilling his dream wasn’t going to be easy at all.
When paying for his education became a challenge, his mother took up the challenge and promised herself that she won’t let her kid give up on his dreams for the lack of funds.
It was then that she began the tedious job of rolling chapatis by the hundreds, for local restaurants and marriage halls, to earn extra money that could fund his son’s education.
In the temperatures hovering around 45°C at peak summer, this mother would get up at 3 am in the morning to roll up to 200kg chapatis (i.e. 8600 medium sized rotis).
With this immense hard work, this mother was able to earn Rs 5,000-8,000 extra per month and fund the education of her sons.
Recalling his mother’s hardships, emotional Safin shared:
“I have seen her soaked in sweat even in cool mornings as I studied in the kitchen.”
Besides all the hard work his parents put into his education, Safin also received financial support from the strangers in the society. These strangers funded Safin’s fees, travel, and stay.
“People have held my hand and opened doors for me to fulfill my dreams. I would have never become what I have if not for the kindness of society at large.”
And, you know as a parent you have done a good job, when your kids make sure that they work for a better world and society.
Proud of her son, Naseembanu shared,
“Safin has told us that from his earnings, he wishes to open a state-of-art residential school for poor children. He wants to pay back the society.”
We wish Safin the best as he is going to re-write UPSC exam to improve his ranking to fulfill his dream of becoming a collector.