UPSC has conducted civil services examination in the month of August.Large number of candidates have appeared for this exam.The final result was announced on Saturday in which a physically disabled woman stood as topper. Also a herding cattle woman and a catering boy cracked the civil services. Here are the success stories of these candidates.
Ira Singhal- A physically handicapped woman got 1st in IAS
The civil services topper Ira singal who was earlier barred from civil services due to handicapped now stood first in Indian Administrative Service (IAS). For the first time differentialy abled woman is top in Civil Services Examination.
Ira Singhal,31 year old is from Delhi and suffering from a spine-related disorder, Scoliosis, which disrupts her arm movement since her childhood. She refuses her disability not to bog her down.The young woman is an engineer from Delhi’s NSIT (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology) and an MBA from FMS. And she had taken the civil services exam in the general category. She had written civils exam for six times.Ms Singhal passed the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) exam in 2010 but due to her disability at first revenue department refused to give her posting later agreed. However,she is rejected by the Department of Personnel Training.
Finally she won the battle in 2014 with the first place in civil services examination. She said that “I want to do something for the benefit of physically-handicapped people”. She also said that she knew what issues affect the disabled population of the country and how they are treated differently and how they have to put in the extra effort and go that extra mile to achieve something.
The story of Ira Singhal should be an inspiration to all the people who would like to achieve something in their life. She proved that disability will not overcome the success.
C. Vanamathi- Herding cattle to IAS officer
Another woman who cracked civil services examination 2014 with 152 rank is 26 year old C. Vanamathi from Sathyamangalam, Erode district, Chennai. Two years back she was herding cows after returning from college to home. Now,she is working as a assistant manager of the Indian Overseas Bank branch in Nambiyur, Erode. After a long struggle she had finally managed to realize her dream as a IAS officer.
Jayganesh- Canteen boy to Administrator
From canteen boy to administrator, this is the story of 29 year old Jayganesh. He has cleared civil services examination with 156th rank.
Jayganesh was basically from a poor family. He went to school in his village Vinnavamangalam and studied under the trees. He there thought to become an IAS officer.
He attempted three times but did not succeed. Later he decided to move to Chennai where he worked at bill counter in canteen at a cinema theater to survive for his funds for education. After his three attempts he then now succeed in achieving his dream.His parents were very happy that there is a collector from his village. After his achievement Jayganesh said that “I have come from village and so I understand their mindset. My aim is to eradicate poverty and uplifting the villagers.”
The above three stories are inspirational for today’s generation. They revealed the truth that physically disabled and poverty doesn’t have any impact in achieving the goals.