23-year-old Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan made it to the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in his second attempt.Khan is from Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. He told the Huffington Post: “I had appeared last year but my ranking was down and, therefore, I was offered Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS). I joined but IAS was my first love and I planned to do both — join the training and appear again.”
More impressive still is the fact that Khan did not use coaching centres to train for the exams: “I did not have a great exposure to coaching classes but I was confident that I can do it. Extensive reading and complete dedication made me realise my dream,” he said.
Khan has opted to work in his home-state of Jammu and Kashmir: “I will be happy in case I get chance to work there. I think there is a lot of scope to fulfil aspirations of people of my state,” he said.
“It gives me immense pleasure that my son did it against all odds. He was undergoing training at Lucknow for his IRTS and simultaneously he was preparing for the civil services exam again. His hard work has paid rich dividends,” said Khan’s father. “I am a proud father today. The best moment in a father’s life is when he is known by his children and today my son has given me this happiness, he adds.
[We at DigiKashmir congratulate Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan for his great success & wish him a life full of blessings ahead.]
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