Where there is a will, there is a way. Son of a disabled father, P Ashok Sai of Telangana Social Welfare Residential Sainik School, Rukmapur, Karimnagar, proved the adage right and created a unique record by getting selected for National Defence Academy, Air Force Fighter Pilot course. He successfully cleared UPSC and Services Selection Board (SSB) exams of the ministry of Defence, New Delhi. Ashok Sai will undergo training at the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasala, Pune. He set an example that poverty is not a hurdle to reaching great heights in life.
"This is a moment of great honour and pride for the state of Telangana to see such a young boy from extremely poor background getting selected for the Indian air force in the officer cadre" said Koppula Eeshwar, minister for Scheduled Castes Development Department, while congratulating the talented student. He termed it as a ground-breaking effort by the TSWREIS Secretary Ronald Rose and his team and the entire credit goes to the chief minister K. Chandrasekar Rao for championing the cause of poorest of poor students.