City youth make it to the most coveted exam of country

With the results of the most challenging exam in the country having been declared, the city youth have managed to bag ranks with their hard work and perseverance. With their never-say-die attitude, patience and the blessings of their loved ones, they have finally achieved what they aspired for. Here are some brief profiles of the proud candidates from the city.

Varjeet Walia who is currently undergoing training with the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) has secured All-India 21st rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, the result of which was declared on the UPSC official website on Friday evening.

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Varjeet, son of a Punjabi Jagran Editor Varinder Walia, has done his BTech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Apart from this, Varjeet has also been a scholar of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship programmes.

Talking to the Tribune Varjeet said it was like a dream come true for him as he was preparing for the UPSC examination since he completed his college. He said, “I have given my days and night to crack the exam and secure a good rank, now I finally feel like my hard work has paid off.”

His father Varinder Walia sharing his son’s hard work and lifestyle said, “My son has been living far from family since he passed his Class X examination. He did his schooling from Amritsar and after that shifted to Delhi to complete his higher studies.”

In his earlier attempt in 2015-2016, he had scored 577 marks and was selected under IRTS, he added. He said Varjeet has been a really hard working boy. It was his aim to clear the IAS with good rank to contribute towards the betterment of the people and serve the society, I feel really proud to have a son like him.

With an objective of women empowerment and youth development , Sahila Heer successfully made it to clear the civil services exam. Considering her father as the motivation figure and APJ Abdul Kalam her idol, she attained 572 all India rank . Born and brought up in Shiv-Vihar near model town, it was Sahila’s fourth attempt when she cleared all the rounds of the exam .

Having a childhood dream of getting into administrative services heer said, while preparing for the exam she had set a time table of studying 12-14 hours and devoted equal time to each subject. Right after completing her engineering she started preparing for civil services and during that phase she said, she was inspired by the writings of BR Ambedkar on women empowerment and development of Society. This inspired her to give motive to her aim of joining administrative services. 

Meanwhile, her father who is a retired deputy chief engineer in PHPCL was highly elated on her success.

City based, Amandeep Singh, an alumnus of DAV College and a Chartered Accountant (CA) by profession bagged 636 all-India rank in recently declared UPSC results. Talking to the Tribune, he said, “Though it was difficult to manage work and studies altogether, but with the help of online classes, I finally cleared the exam”.

I had been, since last many years appearing for the exam and was hoping to clear it. In my last attempt, I was not able to clear the mains. As the badge of IAS is given to those who stand in top 200 ranks. I am looking forward to opt for Indian Foreign Services department. I could also be given Indian Revenue Service which deals with Income tax department.

Abhishek Gupta from Phillaur bags 377th position

Abhishek Gupta (25), has secured the 377th rank out of total 990 candidates selected in the Civil Services examination, the results of which were declared on Friday. A resident of Phillaur, Abhishek makes it to the IRS in the third attempt. Abhishek is a law graduate. He did his schooling from Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana. His father Daljit Gupta runs a readymade shop in Phillaur.

Source Credits: Tribune India

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