'Hard work is the mantra for success'

‘Self confidence in achieving the goal and introspecting the issues with special care and facing the challenges boldly would bring you success’. These were the words of the probationary IAS, IFS and IPS officers.

They took on a volley of questions put forth by the young audience at an interaction organised by the district administration as part of the second day of the state-level youth festival in Mandya on Friday.

Preparations

They advised the aspiring candidates to give more importance to education and preparations for the exams. There is no place for caste, community and family background in the selection process, they clarified.

Bellary district probationary IPS officer Ramesh, Sowmya of IFS, Hassan district Probationery IAS officer D K Ravi, IAS officer Shashikant Sendil of Mandya, KAS officer Dr Prasad, Dy SP KAS officer Channabasavanna of Mandya, IAS officer Gowtham, Venkatesh of Shimoga district participated in the interaction.

Mandya Deputy Commissioner Dr P C Jaffer, Superintendent of Police Koushalendra Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Prabhu, Rangappa and others were present.

Majority of the officers present in the interaction said they belong to the family of farmers and many had come from villages which had no roads; but they passed out the UPSC examinations in a flying colour only because of dedication, devotion and hard work.

KAS officer Basavaraj, IPS officer Ramesh explained the procedures to be followed while applying for the IAS and KAS exams, preparations to be done and other suggestions.

Many of the newly selected officials said that they underwent training in New Delhi. When questioned why Delhi, they said there were world class training centres in the national capital and there were wide opportunities to interact with the candidates from across the country, added Jaffer.

The youths also sought details such as mode of applying,  educational qualification and others.

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