least seven candidates from Assam have cleared the UPSC Civil Services (Main)
Examination 2010. Among the successful candidates are Himanshu Sharma who is
ranked 49, Mannan Akhtar (55), Rupjyoti Brahma Karjee (559), Ankita Kar (610),
Arunita Phukan (613), Shankarbrata Rai Medhi (742) and Mantu Kumar Das (845).
The results of the UPSC Civil Services (Main) examination have elated the
candidates who took the tough challenge and emerged successful, and also
enthused the youths of the state in general. A student of medicine, Mannan
Akhtar, who is ranked 55, said he was very happy and it was difficult to express
the feeling in words.
Akhtar who had toiled for around 18 months before taking the
exams said that it was hard work and focus that made him succeed. He also
acknowledged the support he received from his family, friends, and seniors. An
avid badminton player, Akhtar was earlier the overall topper in the MBBS exam
from Gauhati Medical College.