Ashish Tiwari UPSC Topper from the Drought-affected Bundelkhand takes the Sixth Place

After securing 6th rank in the UPSC Civil Services Exam Ashish Tiwari a resident of Chhatarpur is all set to quench the thirst of water crisis in Madhya Pradesh’s drought-hit Bundelkhand The 26-year-old mechanical engineer at Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) aims to resolve unsettled issues in Bundelkhand, where incomes are low.

Here’s what the 6th UPSC Topper says:

“I think being an IAS, I could help my people by establishing sources of irrigation in Bundelkhand and bring some small and medium enterprises for generating another source of income,” said Tiwari. Ashish did his schooling from the Saraswati Sishu Mandir School till Class 8 and studied in the Government Excellence School, Chhatarpur after that.  

He has also scored well in the AIEEE and completed his engineering from NIT, Jamshedpur.  

He also said, If student keep focus on studies, it doesn’t matter from where a person did his schooling and where he belongs. But yes I find some loopholes in the education system and I want to improve it too,” he said. Ashish, who juggled exam preparation alongside a job at Indian Oil in Jaipur, felt it is not too tough to clear the exam with a job.   “It’s a myth that a person can’t crack the UPSC while doing a job. I balanced my job and studies. In the daytime, I used to do a job and in the night studies. In between my job, I used to take leave to visit Delhi to clear my doubts.”

He also added, Now, he also proved that a small town boy can do anything with this hard work,    

There are many IAS toppers with inspirational stories like that of Ashish Tiwari who prove that it is not difficult to achieve your goal, despite all the hurdles if you set your mind on it and work hard for it. 

Also Read: