Students must Work on Core Area of Interest
Is completing the papers of the competitive exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) a tough job? What are the procedures to be adopted? What reading materials should be chosen to get through the papers?
These were some of the questions posed to the rank-holders – R. Lalitha and R.Vimala – by the students of the H.H.The Rajah’s College here on Thursday.
The interaction between the IAS rank holders and the college students, formed part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy, organised by the Youth Red Cross wing of the college.
To all these questions, Ms. Vimala had a simple but firm reply. “Identify the core area of your interest and work on it by gathering more information about it.”
She explained the difficult situations in her domestic environment to get through the examination. In fact, she had realised her goal only a few years after her twin kids had grown up.
She asserted that self-motivation and self-confidence were the key to her success.
In her view, passing the UPSC exam means, taking a greater responsibility for the welfare and development of the society.
“I have inherited from the society certain privileges such as culture and civilisation. So I do have a duty towards the society,” she said explaining her firm decision to work for the society.
R. Lalitha said that her exposure to different parts of the country during her childhood, due to periodical transfer of her father employed in the Army, gave her adequate opportunity in realising the difficulties of the people from different regions.
P.Sethuraman, principal (in-charge) and S. Viswanathan, district convenor of the youth red cross, were among those who spoke.