Navjot Khosa Brar from the district has secured 95th rank in the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. As of now, Navjot is undergoing training at Jaipur after clearing the Rajasthan Administrative Services Exam in 2010.
"It was my father's dream to clear the UPSC exam and later it became my aim too," said Navjot, who chose Punjabi literature and geography as her subjects for the exam.
Navjot, who cleared the exam in her third attempt, gave her parents the credit for her achievement. "I passed BDS from Government Medical College, Amritsar, and bagged gold medal every year and also remained university topper. During my internship after graduation, I felt the need to serve society and the Indian Administrative Services was the best way to achieve my goal, following which I took coaching from Delhi," she said.
Expressing happiness over Navjot's achievement, her father JS Khosa said, "Navjot remained a topper throughout her academic career and was keen on working for welfare of people. She is undergoing training for SDM in Jaipur since December 2011.
Navjot's mother Satinderpal Kaur and two younger brothers, who are in school, too are overjoyed on her achievement."
Another candidate from Bathinda, Guriqbal Singh has bagged 121st rank in CSE. Guriqbal, who is said to have secured 79th rank in the 2004 PMT, did his graduation from medical college in Amritsar. His parents are private homoeopathic doctors.
"I joined as rural medical officer in New Delhi five months ago, but yearned to clear the IAS exam and succeeded in my first attempt," said Guriqbal.
Jatin Goyal, also from Bathinda, bagged 566th rank in the CSE. Jatin is grandson of renowned educationist and freedom fighter late Bipen Behari Lal.
His father Dinesh Goyal and mother Neelam Goyal expressed happiness over their son's achievement.