31/08/2015 5:02 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

This 20-Year-Old ATM Guard Studies Under A Streetlight So He Can Prepare For His SSE Exams

Harsh Vats/Facebook

Balinder Singh, 20, from Fatehabad district in Haryana, wants a job with the Indian Railways and is preparing for his SSE (Senior Section Engineer) entrance exams. This is nothing unusual, except for the fact that Singh works as an ATM guard and has to sit under the street light to prepare for his exams.

In a Facebook post by Harsh Vats, that has gone viral now, Balinder is seen sitting with his book under the streetlight, outside the ATM in Panchkula in Haryana.

A day before Raksha Bandhan, Vats had gone to the ATM to withdraw some money for his sisters when he spotted the young boy.

When he asked the guard 'Bhaiya kya parh rahe ho' (What are you reading?), he said 'mein SSE k entrance ki taiyari kar raha hun' ( I am preparing for my SSE entrance examination).

Vats then asked him why he was studying under the street light and not inside the ATM. Balinder said that the Air Conditioner inside the ATM is switched off after 12, so it gets stuffy. And so, he sits outside.

In his post, Vats asked people to share their books with Balinder.

Read the Facebook post here:

Today while cmng bk frm a party I suddenly realised dat tomorrow is Rakshabandhan nd in d same refrence I looked at my...

Posted by Harsh Vats on Friday, 28 August 2015

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