Mangaluru, Aug 15,2017: Replying to the felicitation accorded by the Udupi district administration at the inauguration of a training programme for UPSC/KPSC aspirants on August 14, Monday, UPSC 2017 topper Nandini K R. said that the civil services exams are not a tough nut to crack as is widely perceived. A fixed goal, determination to succeed, self-confidence and continuous effort can help candidates, she added. People with determination to do good for the society can realize their dreams through the services, she said.
Nandini said civil services allows a candidate to create an ideal society of their dreams. Candidates need not be diffident due to their rural educational background, she said, adding that if candidates treat the exam as a challenge and take a confident crack at it, results will be in their favour.
Udupi DC Priyanka Mary Francis said it is easy for everyone to be critical of the administration from outside. The real challenge is to bring about a change in the system by being part of the administration, she said.
Inaugurating the camp, Pramod Madhwaraj, district minister, said most problems can be solved to a great extent if the bureaucracy makes up its mind and discharges its duty effectively. If elected representatives have the responsibility of reaching out to people’s issues and concerns in a democracy, a similar responsibility is vested on the bureaucracy.
Exhorting the need to give bureaucracy freedom to discharge their duties within the ambit of their powers, Pramod said politicians and officials must understand the people’s wishes and collectively work towards realizing them.
Navin Bhat, who secured 37th rank in the UPSC examination, too reminded candidates that they will succeed if they put in continuous efforts and get the right guidance. Sanjeev M Patil, SP, Movith, probationary IAS officer, Anuradha, additional DC, Jagadish Rao, principal, G Shankar Government First Grade College, Harish, president, Lions Club, Parkala, Maheshchandra, Udupi tahsildar and other officers were present along with well wishers and public.