Keeping to the national trend, girls dominated the results of civil services examination 2014 in Madhya Pradesh too. Two girls of Bhopal made it to top 100 in the exam, the result of which was announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.
Both of them left lucrative jobs to opt for the civil services with a wish to 'work for betterment of society'.
Aditi Garg secured 54th rank while Rani Bansal from Bhopal bagged 64th rank.
Another candidate from MP, Saurabh Mishra of Gwalior scored 67th rank in the exam.
All Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officer Aditi Garg studied at London School of Economics. Leaving her lucrative job at Ernst and Young, London, Aditi chose to become an IAS officer to bring out better quality of life and to serve people.
Aditi said, "In the first attempt, I had been selected in Indian Economics Services, then in IRS, but my ultimate aim was to become an IAS officer as they have better scope to work for the people."
Another engineering graduate from city, Rani Bansal left a job with Larsen & Toubro to pursue her urge to do something for society by becoming a part of the system.
Rani said, "My father Rajendra Bansal, who is a businessman, used to take me to various social programmes and always motivated me to work for society. Instead of blaming system to improve things, I thought of becoming a part of it so that I could do something for the society."
"I would choose MP cadre as I really want to improve the education system especially of MP. Our education system is very weak and there is need of improvement from elementary to higher level of education," she added.
Aditi's father OP Garg, a retired IPS officer, said, "I am extremely happy with her success. Daughters are really God's gift for every parent."
The 67th rank holder, Saurabh Mishra, is an IPS officer in Madhya Pradesh, posted with police headquarters in Bhopal. After completing MBBS from MGM Medical College, Indore, Saurabh chose to become an IAS officer.
"In police I was not getting enough time for my family, hence I tried my luck for IAS and got selected this year," said Mishra.
Reports of other successful candidates from MP were coming till filing of this report. Sisters Nivedita and Jyoti Naidu of Bhopal got 485th and 524th ranks in the exam.
(With inputs from Ritesh Mishra, Indore)