Five candidates supported by minority ministry crack civil services
New Delhi, May 12: At least five candidates who were supported by the Ministry of Minority Affairs with scholarships have succeeded in clearing the civil services exams this year, Union minister jma Heptulla said on Thursday. “At least five candidates supported by our ministry have made it to the civil services. We provided scholarship to these students to fund their tutorial expenses,” Heptulla told IANS.
Of the five students, three are Muslims, one is a Sikh and one is a Buddhist, the minister informed. “This is a true example of our prime minister’s motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” she said.
According to the ministry, the students who qualified are Gurleen Kaur (Sikh - UPSC rank 146); Shakil Ahmad Ganie (Muslim - rank 273); Shaikh Ansar Ahamad (Muslim - rank 361); Yangchen Bhutia (Buddhist - rank 956) and Safdar Ali (Muslim - rank 980).
“These students were provided scholarships to avail coaching facilities at the institutes of their choice under the ‘i Udaan’ scheme,” Heptulla said. (IANS)