candidates from Assam have emerged in the list of successful candidates in this
year’s IAS and allied services examination conducted by the UPSC. Of them,
Narayan Konwar has secured the 119th position. The other candidates are Ashiqur
Zaman (249), Mantu Das (258) and Raktim Saikia (720). Our Morigaon Correspondent
adds: Narayan Konwar of the nondescript Kanphala village in Morigaon district
has done his native place and the State proud by clearing the UPSC examination.
Konwar’s family sources said that he secured the 119th position in the merit
list for IAS and allied services. Currently working as a lecturer in Nagaon
College, Konwar was a first class first (postgraduate) in Political Science from
Gauhati University in 2002. Konwar’s success has created an euphoric situation
in his village located in a remote area of the district. All the people
including those from his native Tiwa community, have rejoiced his unique feat,
saying that it had brought unprecedented laurel to the nondescript village.
Konwar had studied in a remote village school and did his schooling in
Assamese medium. According to him, medium could never be a hindrance to
achieving feats provided one had the will and determination to accomplish one’s