Cracking the UPSC exam is not an easy task, especially for those who come from a pathetic and poor background. Despite dedicating many years to preparation and taking additional classes, many aspirants fail to pass the civil service exam.
But once again, youth coming from time and poor backgrounds have proved that no financial crisis or adversity can stop them from achieving their goals.
Priyanka, has also proved that with hard work and determination, anything can be achieved.
Coming from a small village in Rampur, Uttarakhand, Priyanka used to help her father in the field after school since childhood. Even today, her small mud house is cut off from many basic facilities like electricity and mobile connectivity, and can be reached by trekking 15 km from Deol village.
Despite these difficulties, she has passed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in his first attempt.
She Faced many challenges in her path
From helping her father Dewan Ram on the farm and supplying water through irrigation systems to harvesting the produce, Priyanka used to spend her time in her father's farm in a remote village in Uttarakhand.
Later, she shifted to a town called Gopeshwar, 115 km away from her home and started teaching around 40 students to earn extra income.
After her 10th grade exams, Priyanka left to get her higher education from Government Girls Inter College in Gopeshwar. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from the same institution. Subsequently, she went to Dehradun to pursue a law degree at DAV College.
Due to frequent power cuts and lack of mobile connectivity in her village, Priyanka was also not able to share her happiness of passing the examinations with her family for two days.
Due to poor connectivity of mobile network , two days after the results were announced, she was able to talk to her father on 5 August.
Despite all odds, Priyanka succeeded in achieving her goal of joining the Indian Civil Services through sheer will. Today, she has emerged as an inspiration to many youngsters who want to crack UPSC.