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“From my childhood my father was my role model. I will try to help people of my state. I am sure I will get J&K cadre.’’ Bilal said that he used to study for five hours and read national newspapers on regular basis.

 

Bilal Mohiuddin [ Image source: Hindustan Times

Srinagar: For the first time 18 candidates from J&K qualified prestigious civil service examinations and even a candidate from North Kashmir’s Unisoo village – Bilal Mohiudin managed to bag 10th position in the entire India.

The aspirants who got selected had come from the humble backgrounds and have made it a point to qualify UPSC examinations.

In 2010, when Shah Faisel secured first position in the entire India, he became inspiration for many students who started looking towards the civil service examinations since then over 100 candidates from the J&K have managed to qualify this prestigious examination and more and more youngsters including girls are making preparation to secure positions in the prestigious examinations.

Among those who qualified the exams this year are a young Indian Forest Service Officer, a doctor, an engineer and son of a police head constable who is pursuing Phd at Jamia Millia University.

 Mohidin who is an IFS officer and is currently posted at CAMPA Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh had earlier qualified the Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) examinations in 2012 and had secured 15th position. Two years later he qualified for IFS and was posted in UP cadre.
 
“I had worked hard and thought I will get selected but I couldn’t believe when I saw my name as position holder,’’ Bilal Mohiudin said. For him his father Ghulam Mohiudin who retired as KAS officer in J&K is a role model.

 “From my childhood my father was my role model. I will try to help people of my state. I am sure I will get J&K cadre.’’ Bilal said that he used to study for five hours and read national newspapers on regular basis. Bilal said. It was on his fourth attempt that Bilal managed to achieve this feat. 

 He said that he wants to serve his own people especially to help those who don’t have any influence. ‘’When I got selected as veternairain, I used to work in field. It was here I realized the problems which common masses are facing, so I decided to appear in civil service exams. My motto is to help poor people of my state.’’

He said that he is interested in serving his native state. “There is one notified seat for J&K cadre and I am hopeful that I will get that seat as I want to serve my own people.’’

Among the qualified candidates is Suhail Qasim Mir, son of a police head constable from south Kashmir’s Bijbhera area. The selection of Suhail has been praised by the police top brass including J&K chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti.

Mir, 26 is a resident of Sirhima around 19 kilometres from the main town Bijbhera and is currently pursuing his PhD at Jamia Millia Islamia. He has initially done his schooling at his native place Bijbhera and later did his graduation from Bemina College Srinagar.

Bisma Qazi with her parents at home[ Image source: Google

“I did my MBA from Jamia Millia Islamia and am pursuing doctorate from the same university,’’ he said adding that he managed to qualify the exams in his first attempt and secured 125th rank.

Suhail’s father, Mohammad Qasim is currently posted at Hazratbal.  “It was my son who broke me news about his selection. Once I came to know about this news I distributed sweets among my colleagues.’’ Mir’s selection was circulated by top police officials on different social networking sites and cingulated his father and family. Qasim wishes that his son should serve in his own state and help his people.

Director General of Police, S P Vaid congratulated Suhail for qualifying UPSC. “For us and police parivaar it is a joyous moment as he has cracked the national level competitive examinations,’’ Vaid said, adding that bright future and success awaits him in future.

 J&K chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti also expressed her happiness over many candidates from the state cracking the prestigious exam.  “With their splendid success these young boys and girls have made the entire State proud of them. Their success has vindicated my belief in the capabilities and potential of our youth which I have been reiterating time and again.’’

Mehbooba Mufti said that she was equally happy to know that these young boys and girls attained this feat with humble backgrounds and without any special support. “Be it Bilal Mohiuddin from Kupwara, Bisma Qazi from Rambagh, Suhail Qasim from Sirhama, Zafar Iqbal from Poonch, Inayat from Darhal, Syed Fakhruddin, Inab Khaliq, Sahil Dhingra, Saqib Yousuf, Faisal Javed, Amir Bashir or Aditya Bhardwaj, they all had similar background but one thing in common – a desire to do something extraordinary through hard work which would make their families and society proud”, she said and asked the young students to take a cue from their hard work and steadfastness.

The story is from the print edition of June 7 -13, 2017  

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