Failures are never permanent: Shahansha

Hyderabad: Kerala native Shahansha K.S., who has been adjudged the all-round topper in Phase I of the training, cleared civils in his seventh attempt. He reached Mains six times and faced interviews four times, but never lost hope. “My career in sports taught me that failures are never permanent,” he told ‘Deccan Chronicle’ during an interaction at the SVP NPA on Thursday.

Taking inspiration from his grandfather, who served in the Indian Army during the China and Kargil wars, Shahansha, who scored 142 rank, says despite having an option for becoming an IAS, he chose IPS to be closer to the people. He is allocated to the Kerala cadre.

Shahansha, who has earlier worked in the Central Industrial Security Force as an Assistant Commandant and also Divisional Security Commissioner in the Indian Railway Protection Force Service, has been a trainee with the Sports Authority of India for 8 years and has won many medals.

For Nitya, her mother is an inspiration

Hyderabad: For Tamil Nadu’s Nitya Radhakrishnan, who won the Director SVP NPA trophy for best lady probationer in Outdoor training, her mother Anupama Devi is the inspiration. She has earlier worked in the IT sector and also in Indian Audit and Accounts Service.

She aims to work for the uplift of prostitutes and the transgender community. “They are more vulnerable and are easily victimized. In addition to best investigation practices, I will focus on the betterment of these communities,” she told ‘Deccan Chronicle’.

Mother of a seven-year-old, Nithya says she always wanted to be with people and work for them. “My mother was studying, but after marriage, she could not continue. Only when I was in Class IX, she completed teacher’s training and started working as a teacher,” Nithya said.

Want to work for farmers also: Gite

Hyderabad: Gite Mahesh Babasaheb from Maharashtra, allocated to Telangana, comes from a family of farmers. He is not only the first person from his family to join a government service, but also to complete graduation.

“Pursuing research in agriculture was my dream initially, but by becoming a police officer, I saw that I could do more for the people at large including farmers,” he told ‘Deccan Chronicle’ during an interaction on Thursday.

Mahesh said that while graduating from the College of Agriculture at Pune, he got his first exposure to Civil services from his seniors.

With technological advancements, farmers are vulnerable to getting duped, especially during payments. “They need a lot of grassroots support, especially during land disputes, selling the crop, etc. Their problems can be better addressed by bureaucracy and I believe IPS is one service directly connected to the public, including the farmers,” he adds.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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