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ACS rank holder expresses gratitude to AT

By Arindam Gupta

SILCHAR, July 2 - Minerva Devi Arambam epitomizes happiness today. This 32-year-old girl from Silchar has made the State and her parents proud by securing 4th rank in the prestigious Assam Civil Services Examination, conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), the results of which were declared recently. Minerva cleared the exam in her first attempt.

Sharing her happiness with this correspondent, Minerva expressed her heartfelt gratitude to The Assam Tribune saying �a regular reading of the issues featured in the newspaper has helped me a great deal in my preparations for the examination. The Assam Tribune is like a Bible to me.� She is of the view that newspapers significantly help aspirants in their preparations for Civil Service examinations.

Eldest daughter of A Nandababu Singha, former additional secretary, Department of Excise, Mines and Minerals, Government of Assam and A Joymati Singha, former head, department of Manipuri at Radha Madhav College here, Minerva feels that with hard work and dedication, anyone can crack the Civil Service examination.

Claiming that the result did not surprise her, Minerva said, �I expected to feature within the top-10. It feels great to see my name within the top-5 in the rankings. Aspirants must face the examination with hard work and dedication and the examination can be cracked.�

Asked about her views about the present socio-political scenario in Assam and around India, the young ACS officer in the making said, �India is forging ahead unleashing great possibilities. There is immense potential in the State which needs to be nurtured in the right direction.� It may be mentioned that Minerva was working as a marketing manager with an IT firm at Pune while she was preparing for the ACS examination.

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