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Celebrations in Bhopal after Tina Dabi tops UPSC

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) topper Tina Dabi’s proud family in Bhopal celebrated her success by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets.

education Updated: May 12, 2016 11:47 IST
Shruti Tomar
Tina's maternal uncle Piyush Kamble offering sweets to maternal grand mother Suchita Kamble in his house at E-7 Arera Colony in Bhopal after the UPSC 2015 results were declared.
Tina's maternal uncle Piyush Kamble offering sweets to maternal grand mother Suchita Kamble in his house at E-7 Arera Colony in Bhopal after the UPSC 2015 results were declared. (Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT photo)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) topper Tina Dabi’s proud family in Bhopal celebrated her success by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets.

Dabi’s maternal grandmother Suchita Kamble and maternal uncle Piyush Kamble in the Arera colony of the city could not stop beaming about her success.

“Tina is just like her parents. Tina’s mother was also a topper of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal. We are happy that she made not only us but the whole country proud,” Piyush Kamble told Hindustan Times.

Dabi was born in Bhopal and studied till Class 7 at Carmel Convent School before shifting to Delhi, they said.

She comes from a family of engineers and it was her first attempt at cracking the civil services exam after graduating in political science from Lady Shri Ram College two years ago.

Another topper who made the state proud with his achievements is Ashish Tiwari from the small town of Chhatarpur in the Bundelkhand region. It may be a great coincidence that their fathers both work as engineers with state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

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“I am happy with my success. It is really like a dream come true for me,” Ashish, who succeeded in his second attempt, told HT.

Ashish completed his primary education from a government school and secured the sixth rank in one of India’s toughest tests. The mechanical engineer, who is currently working with Indian Oil Corporation Limited in Jaipur, said he chose public administration as his optional subject as he really wanted to serve people.

“I didn’t find it very tough as I did focus on my studies well. With the specific goal in my mind, I balanced both my job and studies together. For clearing my doubts, I used to go to Delhi from Jaipur for few weeks,” Ashish said when asked how he struck a balance between his job and his preparations for the UPSC exam.

Ashish’s father PK Tiwari said his son has proved that a small town boy can also achieve so much with his hard work.

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“My son has done schooling from a government school of Chhatarpur. He was never a demanding son. He did his engineering from NIT Jamshedpur but his quench for the success didn’t end with his job in IOCL,” the proud father said as tears welled up in his eyes.