ANANTNAG: Deeba Farhat, the girl from Bijbehara, who qualified the KAS examination in 2012 and has now cracked the prestigious UPSC exam — the results of which were declared onSaturday — believes hard work coupled with confidence is the key tosuccess.
“It is not the case that only intelligent people can make it in top-level exams. It is actually hard work and confidence that pays off. One needs to study with consistency and that is what I did while preparing for the IAS exams,” Farhat told Kashmir Reader.
Farhat, an orphan from New Colony Bijbehara, also spoke of how she made her career choice. “Since my father was an engineer, I too wanted to pursue a career in engineering. But after completing engineering in computer sciences I realised there was not much scope in it and thought of making it to the administrative services.”
“After making it to KAS in 2012,” she says, “I thought why not go a step ahead and prepare for IAS.” Farhat says she wants to serve the downtrodden sections of society: “God has blessed me and given me a chance to serve society and I will try to become a voice for the downtrodden,” she says.
Farhat, who lost her father when she was just 11, credits her mother and maternal uncle for her achievement: “After the death of my father it was my mother who brought me up and became my guide. She never let me feel that I am orphan and sacrificed her dreams for my career. After my mother if there is anyone who deserves the credit for what I have done, it is my Mamu.”