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A scholar from Gurukul Chotipura clears IAS in the first attempt

Oct 4 • Featured, Samaj and the Society • 14804 Views • 4 Comments

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Achieving 8th rank in coveted Civil Services Examination and that too in first attempt is no small feat for Vandana considering she was born and raised in a village Nasrullagarh, District Saharanpur (UP).

Coming from an orthodox family where education for girls is still unthinkable, Vandana got a mentor in her father who showed guts to send Vandana to Kanya Gurukul, Chotipura (near Muradabad) for schooling.

Vandana had high aspirations and in fact wanted to be a scientist as she was influenced by former President Abdul Kalam and was motivated to do something big. But, due to her family background, she couldn’t get that kind of environment.

But, Vandana was determined to do somewhat different. She understood that education only can help her in coming out of conventional mindset. She kept on exploring opportunities that could match her intellectual interests. By the time she reached 10th standard, she was clear about her future career option – to become IAS officer. And after that whatever she did, she had this thing in mind that her aim is always in centre.

As soon as she completed her LL.B., she indulged in serious preparation for Civil Services Examination.

After having a look at syllabus for Preliminary and Main Examination, she thought that she can do it with self-study. As such, she did not have the luxury to join coaching institutes so; she relied upon her textbooks and commenced preparation.

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4 Responses to A scholar from Gurukul Chotipura clears IAS in the first attempt

  1. Jai P Agarwal says:

    I am really filled with pride to learn about Vandana getting into IAS from Chotipura gurukul– not just on her most coveted achievement in the very first attempt but also because she brought name and fame to the gurukul system of education in general and Chotipura Gurukul in particular. My heartiest ashirwad and best wishes to her and deepest congratulations to her parents and the Principal of Chotipura Gurukul. I would love to meet this young lady sometime and talk to her on her future plans. For that I may travel to her village Nasrullagarh in Saharanpur. But would be happy if she gives me an appointment sometime in December13 and confirm on email. …Thanks/ Best wishes once again. ……jaiagarwal/Ex-Chief Engineer UP Irrigation and supporter of gurukul education.

  2. ajit says:

    this is ajit my liklyhood to become an ias but i have realy no idea about it .i am 12 th year student.

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  4. WCGary says:

    Thanks for a really fantastic blog. It was actually very helpful. I am just so glad I came across this.

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