Manish, son of Indian Bank chief manager Ram Avtar Bansal, has ranked 53 in the prestigious examination to join civil services among 1,122 candidates, who have cleared the Civil Services Examination 2013.
Twentyfour-year- old Manish holds masters of technology (electrical engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. This was his second attempt for the examination.
As news came in that Manish has cleared the examination at his home in Sangrur, his mother Sudha Bansal was overjoyed. He however, missed his father Ram Avtar Bansal, who was in the south in connection with his job. He congratulated him over telephone soon after the results were declared.
"The news was not a surprise to me as I knew that my son will achieve his target. I am very happy because the hard work of my son has paid off,"said Sudha Bansal, who is a house wife.
Sharing his journey of struggle, Manish said:" I had natural interest in studies. I also scored well in matriculation and senior secondary examinations."
"I also got good rank in IIT entrance examination and got admission to B. Tech in the IIT Delhi," he said adding that:"My family stood behind me and extended all their support to me as I could not achieve the dream without the support my family"
"My father also wanted to become an IAS officer. His dream was my inspiration. He always encouraged me for hard work,"he added.
On his future plans, Manish said: "I belong to Sangrur, which is one of the backward districts of the state and I am very much aware about the problems being faced by the common man. As I have got good rank in the civil services, I want to serve my country for the betterment of its citizens."