Sanjay Kothari, Secretary to the President of India: Choice of subjects is the basis of success in UPSC exam

DN Bureau

Dynamite News UPSC Conclave 2019 was organized in the national capital on Sunday. A large number of young men and women from various states reached Delhi to participate in the Conclave. Sanjay Kothari, Senior IAS and Secretary to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest. The main attraction of the Conclave was the presence of three different years’ women IAS toppers who symbolized the women empowerment in the country.

Sanjay Kothari, Secretary to the President of India addressing the Conclave
Sanjay Kothari, Secretary to the President of India addressing the Conclave

New Delhi: The right choice of subjects is the base of a success in the UPSC exam, said Sanjay Kothari, Senior IAS and Secretary to the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. He was addressing the UPSC aspirants at the Dynamite News UPSC Conclave 2019. He added an IAS aspirant must focus only on his aim like Arjun and should never deviate from there. 

The topic of the Conclave was: ‘How to crack civil services exam?’
Ira Singhal (Rank 1 in 2015), KR Nandini (Rank 1 in 2017) and Anu Kumari (Rank 2 in 2018) were present as the key speakers in the Conclave. Besides SK Roongta, Former Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited; Renu Singh, IFS and Director, Delhi Zoo; and Editor-in-Chief of Dynamite News and Anchor of Ek Mulaqat program Manoj Tibrewal Aakash also shared their views with the UPSC aspirants. 

Three women IAS Toppers at one platform (from left) Anu Kumari, Ira Singhal, KR Nandini 

Ira Singhal said It’s more beneficial to begin preparation for civil services after graduation only. Moreover, full command over the language of your medium is a must.   

KR Nandini said you can win over your lack of confidence by consistent hard work. Always remember that you should never lose your heart.

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While answering an aspirant Anu Kumari said too much dependence on coaching for IAS exam is not worth it. Students should focus on studies with sincerity and devotion. 

Huge crowd at the Conclave

According to SK Roongta students must concentrate on writing-practice and should also be aware of the news around the world.  

In the view of Renu Singh there is no shortcut to success. Therefore, the only priority of the students should be just hard work and hard work only. 

It was the second edition of Dynamite News UPSC Conclave. 

An IAS aspirant asking question about UPSC preparation 

The Conclave also saw youngsters from rural areas from various states including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab. There were many of them who had never visited Delhi before. They came to know about the Conclave through online and came to participate in it. This shows their enthusiasm towards Dynamite News UPSC Conclave. 

In this event of its own kind in the capital a question-answer session followed the speakers’ address. Many aspirants asked a number of questions from the speakers. The Conclave was scheduled for two hours but due to students’ enthusiasm it continued beyond three hours.

At the end of the event, Rani Tibrewal, Chairperson of Dynamite News expressed her thanks and gratitude for the guests.

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