New Delhi: Tanveer Ahmad Khan, a denizen of Nigeenpora Kund, in the southern part of Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, has procured AIR-2 in the Indian Economic Services (IES) examination held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). With this achievement, he has become the first boy from Kashmir valley to qualify for the IES exam.
Khan removed all obstacles and obtained the highest rank, even with the lack of availability of communication and connectivity. Khan studied in a native primary school and later went to Government Degree College Anantnag. He also has a Masters in Economics from Kashmir University. Following his masters, Khan went to Kolkata for M.phil and was studying for IES parallely. “It was a hard struggle but I never quit,” he said.
Khan’s father is a peasant and works in Punjab during the winter. While talking about his contest, Khan said that along with his parents, his maternal uncle Ghulam Nabi Rather, a teacher by profession, kept him guiding and supporting financially and emotionally. “This accomplishment is not only mine, it has many partners,” he said.
While remembering his teachers, Khan stated one of his teachers namely Bilal Ahmed Wani played a major role in my education. He said, “indeed financial support experience a lot but that should not be a barrier between your goals”. In addition, Khan also hailed NGOs who assisted him in crucial times.
After this success congratulations poured in for Khan. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took to Twitter and composed, “Congratulations to Tanveer Ahmad Khan of Nigeenpora Kund, Kulgam for getting AIR-2 in Indian Economic Service (IES) 2020. I have always trusted that the youth of J&K are fundamentally capable and full of energy. His feat will inspire and motivate our youngsters. I wish him a bright future.”