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Inspiring Story of Haryana Farmer’s Son Who Tops UPSC Civil Services Exam

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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Pradeep Singh

It is well said that if you set a dream, you will find your way to achieve that. Today this article will not tell you about a successful farmer, but the success story of a ‘farmer father’ whose son stood first in the toughest exam in India, UPSC. The exam which requires perseverance and non-dominating willingness for hard work, this farmer’s son sets a big example for all those who think UPSC or IAS is a far-fetched dream for poor.

Yes, we are talking about Pradeep Singh, the 29-year-old son of a Sonipat farmer who ranked first in the UPSC exam. On Tuesday, in his fourth attempt, Pradeep Singh ranked first in the UPSC exam. A total of 829 candidates have qualified for the civil services, including the IAS, IPS and IFS.

Whenever I felt, I was struggling to keep up with the demands of my job and preparation for competitive exams, Pradeep Singh says, it was his father motivated him to stay the course.

Father Sukhbir Singh, who owns eight acres in Sonipat’s Tewri village, credits it all to his hard work, as does the rest of his family — his mother, elder brother who has a degree in mechanical engineering and a younger sister who is an MSc in mathematics.

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Farmer with his son

“For the first three-four years, Pradeep studied at a private school in the village but in 2000”, says Sukhbir, we moved to Sonipat town to ensure better studies for the children”, he added.

While Sukhbir himself has been village sarpanch twice, his grandfather and grandmother also held the post earlier.

Pradeep topped his school in Class 12 exams, Sukhbir said. After that, he did B.Tech and, in 2013, was selected as inspector for the Excise and Taxation Department. While he had taken coaching initially, Singh this time prepared on his own.

 “I will try to do something for the poor and contribute to the development of the country”, said the farmer’s son who now turned into an IAS.

Heartiest Congratulations to Pradeep Singh for this Big Achievement !!!

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