Despite the Challenges They Did It

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: July 27, 2015 03:38 pm IST
We are so moved by a little failure of your life that sometimes we stop trying further!! It is natural. But there are people who despite constrain
Despite the Challenges They Did It

We are so moved by a little failure of your life that sometimes we stop trying further!!

It is natural. But there are people who despite constraints go hard with never saying die attitude and cracked UPSC, one of the most difficult exams in India. You may have heard about them, but let's have a look on their journey and difficulties once again. This may cheer and boost your confidence!

Ira Singhal, differently-able op UPSC 2014 She stood first with the best score is one inspiring woman. You will be surprised to know that Ira suffers from scoliosis, a disability that hampers her arm movement and has caused her spine to bend. With a 60 percent locomotor disability, Ira previously cleared the exam in 2010 but was refused a post due to her disability. The authorities cited her ‘inability to push, pull and lift' as the main reason of her losing a job in the civil services. But this didn't stop Ira, after four long years of hard work, she has now managed to top the UPSC exams this year. Her never-say-die attitude has left the authorities with no choice but to hand her the post she deserves with due respect. She is currently an assistant commissioner in the Customs and Excise Department of the Indian Revenue Services.

Govind Jaiswal, rickshawallah's son who cracked the IAS Throughout his life, he had lived with only one dream -- to become an officer of the Indian Administrative Service. Son of an uneducated rickshaw vendor in Varanasi, had grown up with cruel taunts like 'However much you study, you will still be a rickshawpuller.' He had given Math tuition to supplement the paltry sum his father could afford to send him each month. His ailing father had sold a small plot of land to give Govind about Rs 40,000 so that he could move to Delhi which would provide him a better place to study. For him that was the only way. And when he broke the news to his family, that he was ranked 48 among 474 successful candidates in his first attempt at the exam -- it was the turn of his three sisters and father to weep with unbridled joy.

Sarika Jain, Polio affected cleared UPSC It was sheer hard work and determination that paid off when Odisha's differently-abled Sarika Jain who cracked in her first attempt the coveted civil services examination developed polio in her right leg in 1985 when she was just two years old. Although she has 50 percent disability, this hasn't deterred her from dreaming big. "Mentally, I am totally normal, which always motivated me to study hard and work hard. It motivated me to do something better and bigger for other people, for rural people and especially for differently-abled people," she said.

NL Beno Zephine, 100% blind officer in IFS The hard work of Beno, 25-year-old from Chennai was paid when she was inducted into the Indian Foreign Service. Beno becomes the first 100 percent visually-challenged person to gain entry into the 69-year-old service. Born with the disability, she was educated at the Little Flower convent. "I have no role models but believe in my individuality," she said in an interview to National Daily.

C Vanmathi, from herding cattle to UPSC Two years ago, C Vanmathi was content herding cows after returning home from college in her hometown Sathyamangalam in Erode district. That she can now look forward to being an IAS officer, after having cleared the UPSC finals, is the testimony to the ground she has covered. The 26-year-old assistant manager of the Indian Overseas Bank branch in Nambiyur, Erode, told a Newspaper that she has finally managed to realise her dream.


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