Friday, 28 November 2014

Sandeep Kaur : a peon's daughter, crack the tough civil services exam

“I am proud to be a peon's daughter and I want my father to complete his service with full dignity.She said in an interview.
Sandeep, 29, daughter of Ranjit Singh, a peon in the revenue department cleared the IAS exam with 138th Rank in the open merit list of civil services Examination.

Morinda town is around 35 km from state capital Chandigarh.
she is hard working and inspired by old TV serial "Udaan".
While recounting her difficult days, Sandeep, a civil engineer, said: “After completing my engineering, I first wanted to do a job to become economically independent before starting preparations for IAS. But for two continuous years, I did not find any job, as there were very few opportunities for girls in the civil engineering sector.” “There was nobody to guide me and we did not have enough MONEY to pay the hefty fees of coaching classes. Therefore, I made the first two attempts (2005 and 2006) without taking any formal coaching,” she pointed out: Thereafter, her father took a bank loan to FUND the cost of coaching institutes. She took coaching at Chandigarh, Patiala and New Delhi. Despite her engineering background, she meticulously chose the subjects of sociology and Punjabi literature. In 2007, she missed the main exam by a whisker. She got 933 marks whereas the cut-off was 936. My extended family also supported me during the preparations. Every day at 4 am my cousin went to Kharar town (around 10 km from here), to bring a copy of Hindu newspaper as we did not get it here.
Courtesy: The Hindu

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