For Satish Shitole,the struggle for civil service examinations started on a bad note but ended in a happy one. Despite best efforts he had not been able to clear the exam thrice. But that did not dishearten him. Rather,it gave him the confidence to work harder with the support of family and friends.
Three years and an equal number of attempts later,the 29-year-old from Daund taluka in Pune district secured third rank in the state for MPSC. Last year,he had secured the 514th rank in UPSC.
He completed his Bachelor in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery from Ayurved Medical College,Jalgaon and after that he joined Chanakya Mandal and Unique Academy to prepare for MPSC. His father is a farmer.
He gives credit to friends Amol Bhosle and Kiran Kumar More and family members for having guided him through difficult times. Encouragement from my friends made this dream a reality he said.
He added that his belief in himself and dedication got him through the exam. Satish is looking forward to join his posting.
Satish believes that hard work alone can bring victory. He devoted two hours daily for reading newspapers. Three hours were reserved for his coaching books. He devoted the rest of the time for reading magazines on current affairs to keep himself updated. Chronichle,Yojna,Study Circle and Lok Rajya are some the magazines he read.
Apart from studies he watches English and Hindi movies. The song Hum Honge Kamyab Ek Din boosted my self confidence during the preparation he says. His father was his source of Inspiration. My father took loan for my coaching classes. I did not want the money he invested on me to go in vain. I worked hard to make him proud, he adds.
He loves hanging out with friends. Discussion with friends on general awareness and current affairs improved my communication skills and general knowledge to a great extent. This helped me in my interview, he says.
He wants to do something big for the nation. Though corruption is a prevailing disease in our country,there are good and honest people as well,because of whom our democracy is still functioning. I want to bring noticeable changes by looking into the loopholes of the system. As an officer i will work more closely with the common people. I will understand their needs and work towards solving their problems, he adds.