Srinagar, August 4: A 23-year-old girl from frontier district of Kupwara has cracked the Union Public Services exam and ranked 350.
Nadia Beigh, whose parents are government teachers, is an Economics (Honours) graduate from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Beigh cracked the prestigious civil services of India in her second attempt.
Hailing from Punzwa village of Kupwara, Baigh in an exclusive interview with Kashmir Dot Com-(KDC) news service said she aimed to crack the exams right from the day she passed her Class 12 examination.
Baigh did her schooling up to 12th from Kupwara district in government schools and then went to New Delhi for pursuing graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia and completed in 2017.
“I don’t know how to express my feelings right now. All credit goes to my family, especially my brother, who encouraged me all through during my studies for civil services,” she told KDC.
Her two sisters are doing MBBS in SKIMS, Soura and her brother has completed BBA, who is also preparing for civil services.
She first attempted in 2018 but could not make it through to preliminary exams and in 2019 she did it in her second attempt.
Baigh said internet blockade makes it difficult for students to study. “However, I was in Delhi during all this time where I prepared for this exam. But the only difficulty I faced was that I could not connect with my family for the time when there was a communication blockade after August 5 last year.”
She says her optional subject was sociology for which she went to a coaching centre and rest of the studies she did it herself.
“I feel very elated that my hard work has yielded fruit for me,” she says.
She says that her appeal to the students is to remain focused to achieve their goal.(KDC)