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Delhi: Visually Impaired Teacher Cracks UPSC, Secures 48th Rank

Visually Impaired Teacher
Ayushi, a history teacher at a Delhi government school, has secured the 48th rank in the Civil Services exam 2021. You must be wondering what makes her feat so special. She is blind by birth. Despite her disability, she cracked the UPSC examination in her fifth attempt. Interestingly, the 29-year-old did not quit her job to prepare for the exam. The visually impaired teacher was performing her duties and simultaneously studying for the exam.

“My dream has come true. It’s a surreal feeling to know that my name is on the list of the top 50. Everyone is happy for me. I feel blessed,” said Ayushi in an interview.

Here’s everything you should know about her

  • She went to a private school in her village Rani Khera.
  • She graduated from Delhi University’s Shyama Prasad Mukherji College and pursued an MA degree in history from IGNOU.
  • Her father is employed at a private firm in Punjab. Her mother Asha Rani is a homemaker. She was previously working as a senior nursing officer in 2020 but took voluntary retirement to support her daughter.
  • She is married. Her husband is currently pursuing an MBA from Australia.

“I will strive to change people’s opinions about differently-abled people. No stigma should be associated with disability. We need to change the societal attitude towards disability. Differently-abled individuals can achieve all goals,” – Ayushi

  • At present, she teaches history to students in classes 11 and 12 at the Government Girls Senior Secondary School, number 2, Mubarakpur Dabas.

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  • In an interview, she revealed that teaching is not just a job for her. It is her passion. Her students are also very happy for her.
  • She wants to join the Indian Administration Services (IAS) and opt for DANICS or Haryana cadre.
  • She is quite passionate about girls’ education and the empowerment of differently-abled individuals. “I will strive to change people’s opinions about differently-abled people. No stigma should be associated with disability. We need to change the societal attitude towards disability. Differently-abled individuals can achieve all goals,” said Ayushi.

Other inspiring stories

Shivangi Goyal moved in back with her parents along with her daughter after being harassed by her in-laws. She has now cleared her UPSC exam with the support of her parents and daughter. She said that her her achievement is proof that a woman can achieve anything they want and that one mustn’t be afraid of speaking against the wrong a woman is facing.