My Story: I Was A Backbencher & I Failed UPSC 4 Times, But I Believed In Myself Despite All Odds

From our friends at
Humans of Lbsnaa
Karnataka

September 17th, 2018 / 12:25 PM

Mithun Kumar G K

Image Credits: Humans of LBSNAA

“In my Childhood days, I was a mediocre Student, the typical backbencher, the one on whom the brighter classmates and teachers would look down upon.

There was hardly a handful who believed in me, now when I look back and reflect on all these, they were a blessing in disguise. I believe people clearing civil services or achieving anything else in life do not possess some extraordinary abilities or skills, they are ordinary people who believed in themselves despite all odds.

After Graduation, being the eldest son, I had to join a job to support my parents who were nearing retirement. While I was working as a software professional, I felt something was missing. More than three years into the job, my younger brother took up the responsibility of our home giving an opportunity for the long sown seed by my father to sprout in me.

It was an unfulfilled dream of my father. I wanted to be a civil servant and a police officer in particular. Whenever I saw a policeman on road there would be a spark in me. When I cleared the exams, many asked me why not the Administrative service. I had no answers, I could not explain to them how much the Uniform fascinated me and that I had always imagined myself to be in one. I believed any person in despair or an emergency would first run to either a hospital or a police station.

I failed for 4 times at different stages in UPSC, each time having a different experience and learning a new lesson. It was though but it moulded me as a person.

To conclude, I would like to share a belief of mine that got reinforced in LBSNAA and SVPNPA, “To go ahead or to stop is all in our mind, you never really know how far you can reach unless you try”


Story By – Mithun Kumar G K | IAS 2016 Batch | Karnataka Cadre


If you too have an inspiring story to tell the world, send us your story

at [email protected]

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story: My Birth Wasn’t Celebrated, But Here I Am Celebrating Myself Every Single Day

My Story: I Was Hesitant But Then I Said To Myself That It’s Better To Be Late Than Never

Gauri Sawant

Against All Odds: Activist Gauri Sawant Has Been Fighting For Transgender Rights All Her Life

Pune Security Guard’s Son Fights All Odds To Become Chartered Accountant

Discrimination, Disability, and Dreams: Pooja Khanna Overcame All Odds To Win

My Story: I Went To The Global Citizen Festival But I Failed To See Many People Who Deserved To Be There

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

[Watch] “Show Me Your Strength By Lifting Somebody Up”: Obama Busts Myths Around Masculinity

News

ICICI-Videocon Case: CBI Issues Look Out Notice Against Chanda Kochhar, In Case She Tries To Leave The Country

Exclusive

In The Age Of Big Data: Karnataka’s Helavaru Community Preserves Ancestral Bloodline One Family At A Time

Get Inspired

Suit Yourself On The Runway: This Group Of Transgenders From Kolkata Are Tailoring Their Own Clothes

News

Week After Pulwama Attack, Home Ministry Approves Free Air Travel For Paramilitary Forces In Jammu & Kashmir

News

Public Sector Banks Write Off Loans Worth Rs 41,000 Crore; SBI Writes Off Rs 10,000 Crore Loan

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.