Chandigarh, May 8: Even as the country continues to shower praises on Dr Shah Faisal for overcoming several personal hardships to become the first Kashmiri to top the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examination, yet another unique success story has emerged from Punjab's Chandigarh.
Sandeep Kaur, a daughter of a peon from Morinda in Punjab, has made it to the IAS. She even attributes her success to her father as she drew inspiration from him.
The a civil engineer from Panjab Engineering College is the eldest of the three siblings. Sandeep says that she always wanted to make it to the IAS.
"I dedicated myself to preparing for the civil services and failure at earlier attempts made me stronger to prepare for the examinations," she is quoted as saying in a news agency report.
Sandeep, who received a pat on her back even from the Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal for making the state proub despite being from an economically backward class, wants to work against female feticide, which plagues Punjab.