Gopala Sundara Raj IAS
The UPSC Examination is regarded as the mother of all exams and by nature, it is the most challenging exam in the country.
It was on 2004, Government of India decided to celebrate the Civil Services day. Coincidently, on the same day, only Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at the Metcalf House. The aim of this day is to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people.
Story of Gopala Sundara Raj and R.V. Karnan
This is a success tale of two UPSC candidates who conquered diverse odds to rise effectively in the immensely imperative Civil Services examinations. While one has demonstrated that destitution is not an obstruction to achievement, and other has demonstrated that there is positively no requirement for coaching focuses to clear the UPSC Civil service exam.
The candidates have brought nothing but pride to their family and village. Gopala Sundara Raj of Ramanathapuram secured the 5th rank in Civil Service Examination and R.V. Karnan secured the 158th rank.
Mr. Karnan was the first in the UPSC Indian Forest Service examinations in 2007 and secured 158th rank despite all odds. He did not join nay coaching institute. He also sets the upcoming aspirants a great example. The UPSC Civil Services examinations are all about clearly understanding the approaches and patterns well.
Gopala Sundara Raj hails from Mavila Thoppu, a small village near Kilakarai. His parents could not study properly. Although they thought of placing Gopala Sundara Raj in English medium school since the initial phase, their miserable poverty did not let them do so. Studying in Tamil medium did not affect his performance in the UPSC Civil Services examinations.
He has not studied in a classy atmosphere. But, his hard work, sheer determination, dedication and sincerity in spite of all destitute meaning to their parent’s life. Nothing is impossible but one should ready to shed their blood and sweat to accomplish their dream of becoming and IAS officer.