Singrauli (MP), May 11: His grandfather's dream pushed Narendra Shah to become the first person to crack the prestigious Civil Services Examination to qualify for IAS from this small Madhya Pradesh town. Shah has secured 86th rank in the highly competitive exam.
Narendra, son of Ramlakhan Shah, an employee in Northern Coalfields Ltd, said he has fulfilled his grandfather's dream. "It was the dream of my grandfather that I fulfilled with the blessings of my parents and teachers," Narendra said.
After completing his schooling till class X from DAV School, Jhingurdah, Narendra, a resident of Chitrangi here, shifted to Kota for doing higher secondary.
He then cracked Joint Entrance Examination and to got admission at IIT-Mumbai from where he completed his BTech in Civil Engineering discipline. Narendra had also worked as a Prime Minister Rural Development Fellow for a year. In his first attempt in civil services examination, he got selected in Indian Information Service.
However, he never gave up and pursued his dream of becoming an IAS officer and qualified in the second attempt by bagging 86th rank. In his message to youths, he said, "One should work hard to fulfil their dreams, come what may."
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a series of tweets congratulated this year's topper Teena Dabi, who was born in Bhopal and later shifted to Delhi. He also congratulated Chhattarpur's Ashish Tiwari for securing sixth rank in the country and first in MP.