Hoshiarpur’s Rakesh Kumar Minhas, who bagged rank 91, is one of two doctors studying for post-graduation degrees at Government Medical College here who have cleared civil services exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in 2015. The other is Patiala native Dr Ankur Gupta, who has got rank 116. Ludhiana native Dr Amit Pal Sharma, who got 17th rank, also did his MBBS from here.
Gupta, who wants to join the Indian Police Service (IPS), is from Tohra village but is currently residing near Samania Gate. He has done his MBBS too from GMC here. “If I am just a doctor, I am able to cure a limited number of patients; but after becoming an IPS officer I will cure the diseases of society,” he said.
Surbhi Garg, daughter of a local doctor, too cracked the exam with the 230th rank. Surbhi, whose father is Dr Naresh Garg, she has done her engineering (BTech) from Thapar College, Patiala, and is the only one from the family to choose a different field as her father, mother and sister are doctors. “I want to serve society by serving needy people,” she said.