There was jubilation at the Kadiyan household in Rohtak after their daughter,26-year-old Anamika Kadiyan,secured the 22nd rank in the Indian Forests Service (IFS) exam,the results for which were declared on Wednesday.
Satbir Kadiyan,the girls father and himself the general manager of the Haryana Forests Development Corporation in Rohtak,showed immense pride that his daughter is now on the path to become an officer in his department. It is indeed a matter of pride for our family that Anamika has made it to the IFS. Particularly when I have been in the forests department for the last many years and have seen many IFS officers. Now I shall be seeing my own daughter as an officer. She was born in Beri,Jhajjar district but since 1999 we are staying in Rohtaks Sector 14. We are proud of our daughter, Satbir said.
According to her family,Anamika never took any coaching for appearing in the UPSC exams. It was her third attempt as in the two previous attempts she could not reach the interview. But she did not give up hope and kept trying. Finally,she cleared it this time. She never took any coaching. She used to study at home for 12-14 hours every day. It was only when she got a call for the interview,that we sent her to Delhi for coaching, Satbir Kadiyan added.
Anamika has completed her BTech from JMIT,Radaur in Yamunanagar. She did her schooling from DAV School in Hisar and Rohtak. Her mother Anita is a homemaker,while her brother Sudhir is a assistant director in the labour department.
I am thankful to my parents and God for having given me strength and courage to keep trying. I was determined to get into IFS. I have seen my father work in the same forest department. Besides that I have lots of love for the nature and want to do lots in this field. Also,IFS,I think is a place where an officer can perform a lot without much political interference, Anamika said.