Hard work pays off for Bodo youth in UPSC

Rupjyoti Brahma Karjee.

Kokrajhar, May 23 : Bodo youth Rupjyoti Brahma Karjee, from Dotma in Kokrajhar, who has cleared Union Public Service (UPSC) examination securing the 559th rank, believes that there is no shortcut to success.
Rupjyoti believes in hard work as the only route to success and is ready for a life as a committed public servant.
His success comes 15 years after Sanjiv Narzary who was the last person to clear the UPSC exam from the Bodo community.
In an interview here today, Rupjyoti said he started considering his ambition to be a civil servant seriously only after completing post-graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Rupjyoti promised to be a good public servant and work for the unity of the nation. The candidate who cleared the highly competitive exam in his second attempt exuded a positive attitude and grit. “There is nothing that can’t be achieved in a lifetime; every challenge can be made easy through hard work,” he said.
He completed high school from St Xavier’s School in Dotma in 1997, his higher secondary from Union Christian College, Barapani, near Shillong in 1999 and then BA in economics from St Antony’s College, Shillong, in 2002. He then left for Delhi where he completed post-graduation and MPhil in economics from JNU in 2006.
Rupjyoti’s preparation was not just limited to the prescribed syllabus but comprised a varied list of magazines and newspapers, which kept him updated regarding social, political and cultural events. He added that co-operation from seniors and faculty in JNU also helped him a lot.
He thanked the BTC administration and his family who financially supported him during his years of preparation.
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha and All Bodo Students Union felicitated Rupjyoti. BSS president Kameswar Brahma felicitated Rupjyoti with a traditional aronai and a bouquet at his residence at Dotma today.
Brahma said, “The community only has a few public servants. We believe the success of a local youth would encourage others to work hard and clear the UPSC exam.”