Ahmed Faraz Hasan, a resident of Madhopada Sajjad Colony of Purnia, wants to see India’s power generation shift from coal to nuclear. With Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as his ideal, no wonder, this son of the soil has big dreams for his country.
Locals feel proud of Ahmed Faraz as he has become the first local to work as a scientific officer in Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) Mumbai. Given the inherent backwardness of this district of Seemanchal, Ahmed Faraz getting into a national nuclear agency makes people of Purnia proudly mention his name.
Ahmed Faraz did his initial studies in Ursuline and later passed his 12th examination from Millia Convent school in 2015.
Being a hardworking and determined student, he was offered admission for a B.Tech degree in four prestigious colleges of the country - Jamia Millia Islamia, RV College, Bangalore, Marine Engineering College, and Jadavpur Vishwavidyalaya, Kolkata. He opted for the Jadavpur Vishwavidyalaya and did his Chemical Engineering from there.
In the third year, he was selected for a job by a private company during the campus recruitment drive. Working for a year, he continued to prepare for getting his dream job. A year ago, he cleared the BARC entrance examination for scientists’ recruitment.
Ahmed Faraz says that the interview part of the BARC selection is the most important and challenging part of the selection process. He was grilled for about 75 minutes in the interview and finally selected as a scientific officer. He started his dream by joining the training school of BARC for eight months.
Ahmed Faraz Hasan started his job as a Scientific Officer on November 1, at BARC, Mumbai.
His father Dr. Azfar Hussain, a retired Labour Enforcement Officer with the government, had wished his son becomes a doctor. Initially, he even asked him to study biology but Faraz was always inclined towards mathematics.
Having realized his son’s mathematical interests, Dr. Azfar Hussain encouraged him to pursue the subject.
His mother Dr. Galurukh Rehan says that Ahmed Faraz was always interested in research. Into his first job, he performed well and when he was asked to choose a reward, he asked his bosses to involve him in research projects. They sent him to Jaipur and that became his favorite place on the earth.
Purnia social worker Vijay Srivastava says that it is a matter of pride for the 251-year-old district of Purnia to see the son of the soil become a scientist with BARC.
“Ahmed Faraz Hasan has brought glory to our district,” retired headmaster Sanjay Kumar Mishra of BJP Art and Culture Cell, says “We are proud of him.”
He says back in 1974, a man from his native village Sirnia in Khagaria district was selected at BARC; the villagers celebrated it for days. “Ahmed Faraz has made us; he has a long way to go.”
Ahmed Faraz Hasan says that he wants to work for developing India’s nuclear sector as there is already a shortage of coal in the country for the production of electricity. Nuclear energy is in the future; wants to work in this field and serve his country.