(Success Story) Saloon owner's son has topped IFS Examination, 2009

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Saloon owner's son has topped IFS Examination, 2009

The son of a saloon owner here has topped the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2009 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

"The financial background of a student, I think, is irrelevant for success in examinations," the topper, Sangram Keshari Behera of Ainabandha Street in Old Berhampur area, said.

Chief minister Naveen congratulated Sangram for his outstanding performance in the UPSC examination. "Sangram's success has brought pride for the entire state," Patnaik said.

A gold medallist in Zoology from Berhampur University in 2008, Behera, tasted success in his second attempt.

He had unsuccessfully appeared in the first all India competitive examination in 2008 and the Civil Service examination in the same year.

"Though I was unsuccessful in the two examinations, I had gathered much experience out of my failure and they helped me a lot in my second attempt," Behera said.

Courtesy: PTI

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