Sasaram railway station in Bihar has become a knowledge hub as thousands of students use it as a coaching centre for clearing their competitive exams.
Sasaram, a city in Bihar is well known for its railway junction. That is because both platforms 1 and 2 of the railway station turn into a coaching class for young people who are aspirants for civil services.
This is followed for two hours every morning and evening.
This is being followed since 2002-2003 after a small group of students started coming to the station for study. After this, aspirants made this junction a hub to study and for coaching as well.
The reason students come to this junction is that this station has electricity 24/7 and because small cities in India face severe power crises, this is a viable option.
IAS Awanish Sharan recently took to Twitter to talk about this great initiative. He talked about the history and how this coaching hub functions.
The Sasaram station doesn’t just cater to civil services aspirants, students preparing for The Indian Administrative Service, multiple bank examinations, even IITs and IIMs study here. Senior students even give coaching to juniors.
The Sasaram station has acknowledged its role in shaping careers and has actually issued 500 identity cards to the boys to enable them to come.
This totally is a great initiative.
Sasaram, in Bihar, is well known for politics and history, both. Sher Shah Suri established Sasaram as the capital for the Suri dynasty between 1530 and 1540 before the move to Delhi for the remaining five years of Suri rule.
Sasaram still has a mausoleum in his memory, a red stone tomb designed by the architect Aliwal Khan and built between 1540 and 1545. It stands at the centre of a lake on a square stone plinth and is connected to the mainland by a wide stone bridge.