Here’s yet another story of merit and grit. Twenty-two-year-old Sushree from Kollam, Kerala, has cracked the toughest competitive exam in the country, UPSC exams. She has become the youngest person to qualify in the civil services examination this year.

Daughter of a former Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, Sushree always dreamt of joining the civil services. So qualifying the exam in her first attempt is a dream come true for her. She secured the 151st rank and dedicated her achievement to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, India Today reported.

Success Mantra

Sushree’s inspiring journey started when her father was in the security team of the former PM. So as a child, she had got an opportunity to interact with him and told her about her dreams. “I told him that I want to become a civil servant. He blessed me and I was very happy and motivated,” she said.

It was in 2008 that she met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and presented him a bouquet

Family As A Backbone

Sushree is motivated by her father, who was a special protection group personnel, between 2004 and 2010. She was also mentored by N Ramachandran, former DGP of Assam and Meghalaya.

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After cracking the UPSC, Sushree received congratulations from the CRPF for the feat. The official Twitter handle of the force states: “CRPF congratulates Inspector (Retd) PT Sunil Kumar on success of his daughter Sushree. The member of CRPF family is the youngest to qualify the civil service exam this year. The native of Kollam, Kerala, secured 151st rank in her first attempt. We wish her a bright future (sic).”

Wishing you all the best for a bright future, Sushree!

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