7 from Assam clears UPSC Main exam

NEW DELHI, May 11 – At least seven candidates from Assam have cleared the UPSC Civil Services (Main) Examination 2010.

Among the successful candidates are Himanshu Sharma who is ranked 49, Mannan Akhtar (55), Rupjyoti Brahma Karjee (559), Ankita Kar (610), Arunita Phukan (613), Shankarbrata Rai Medhi (742) and Mantu Kumar Das (845).

The results of the UPSC Civil Services (Main) examination have elated the candidates who took the tough challenge and emerged successful, and also enthused the youths of the state in general.

A student of medicine, Mannan Akhtar, who is ranked 55, said he was very happy and it was difficult to express the feeling in words.

Akhtar who had toiled for around 18 months before taking the exams said that it was hard work and focus that made him succeed. He also acknowledged the support he received from his family, friends, and seniors.

An avid badminton player, Akhtar was earlier the overall topper in the MBBS exam from Gauhati Medical College.

Asked is he had anything to say to young aspirants, he said that with dedicated work and faith in oneself great hurdles can be crossed.

Shankarbrata Rai Medhi, who spoke to The Assam Tribune over phone said that he was ecstatic to receive the news. Working as a teacher in a prominent college in New Delhi, he said that his preparations were spread over nearly three years.

He said that he attributed his success to a number of people, but his parents played a major role in keeping him inspired and motivated.

Asked if it was indeed necessary to undertake coaching in New Delhi or other metros to be emerge successful in the examination, he replied in the negative.