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Meet The IAS Topper: RK Dinesh

RK DINESH - THE PRIDE OF MANIPUR

R K Dinesh, 25, the fourth child to RK Sanajaoba, former Principal DM College of Science and RK ongbi S Nirmashachi, also ex-Principal, DM College of Arts and Commerce and former Chairman of Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur, hails from Thangmeiband Polem Leikai, Imphal. Brought up in a strict and systematic family under high profile educational background, and of course a very hard working, having esteem sense of confidence, above all a believer of God, RK Dinesh, a handsome, very smart and cool, had realized his dream of becoming an IAS officer at his tender age. He got India's most prestigious and much coveted service, IAS by securing 11th rank, that too at his first attempt. Really fascinating, isn't it? He is now become a role model among the aspiring students of Manipur. Atom Samarendra Singh , Correspondent www.e-pao.net had a nice time to chat with this bright young gonna be bureaucrat on the efforts he made for the sterling achievement of him. Excerpts:

E-Pao: Please accept our heartiest congratulation on your grand success in the Civil Services Examination.
R K Dinesh: Thanks a lot .

E-Pao: What is the secret of your success in this examination by securing 11th position?
R K Dinesh: Hard work, planned and systematic study, will power, consistency pay in a competition like the Civil Services Examination. And, above all, luck, God's grace and the consistent support which I got from my parents and relatives.

E-Pao: To whom would you like to attribute this sterling achievement of yours?
R K Dinesh: I owe my success to the blessings and cooperation of my parents and family members. They helped me in terms of strengthening my will and enhancing my self-confidence. I dedicate my success to them.

E-Pao: Three out of your five siblings had took their successful career in Medical. What prompted you to choose Civil Service as your career?
R K Dinesh: It provides a wider canvas to work on and a better opportunity to serve my native state in particular and the nation I belong in general coupled with power which enables one to act more decisively in getting certain things done.

E-Pao: Had you not been selected in the Civil Services Examination, what would have been your reaction? Which other service/career would you have gone in/opted for?
R K Dinesh: Though it would have disappointed me a little bit, but I would have tried again to achieve my goal since this was my first attempt.

E-Pao: What were your optional at the Civil Services Examinations?
R K Dinesh: Physics and Mathematics

E-Pao: How did you prepare for the examination?
R K Dinesh: Physics- I had done well in my graduation at St. Stephen's College. So, I don't have to give much time for it. Mathematics- as syllabus is very vast I opted for selective study. I chose only those topics in which I had interest. For General Studies I read a few numbers of books and magazines. Careful reading of newspapers and clippings of quotations and other materials from newspapers and magazines proved to be very useful.

E-Pao: Did you attend any coaching institute for this examination?
R K Dinesh: For classroom coaching, I attended Vaji Ram & Rao and Chanakya Institute for interview. I also did a correspondence course for one year from Brilliant Tutorial during 1997.

E-Pao: When did you start preparing for this examination?
R K Dinesh: My initial preparation was started during my graduation and sincere preparation was in 1998 after appearing MSc exam.

E-Pao: Any comment on the prevailing academic atmosphere here in the state? Few suggestions to purify too!
R K Dinesh: As I'm studying outside the state since my schooldays, I hardly know the things going round here. So, it would be my wrong impression to make any hard comment in this connection although the atmosphere is not well so as to say.

E-Pao: What would be your first priority as a civil servant, and where would you like to be posted?
R K Dinesh: As far as my posting is concern, I had opted my native state as my first preference. As a civil servant I would implement various government policies which assigned to my part effectively.

E-Pao: What is your advice to the future aspirants of Manipur?
R K Dinesh: Nothing is difficult. They should work hard and take the exam in a cool fashion and above all, confidence in her/his ability. It would be my pleasure if aspiring students approach me to share my experience and guidelines. I keep the doors always open for them.

E-Pao: Well, we the people of Manipur expect a lot from you,best of luck .
R K Dinesh: Thank you.


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