Despite all odds

has defeated all odds and qualified the Civil services exam. Arteev Sharma reports
He looks like a simple and sober man. He belongs to a farming family having roots in a remote village, Pukharni in Sunderbani teshil, about 100 Kms from Jammu. Due to lack of road connectivity, people of this village still walk two kilometers to assess any mode of transportation. And braving all these odds, Udham Sharma has qualified the civil service exams.   
“Job satisfaction, decent salary, coveted post and serving the people at large inspired me for this job. Besides, this job is an instrument through which one can bring changes in the society,” he says.  
Born on March 25 1979, Udham has done his 12th standard from Government Higher Secondary School Sunderbani and later took admission in Medical Stream in Government Gandhi Memorial Science College Jammu. Then he did his post graduation in history from the Jammu University- where he secured the gold medal in 2003. After completing his post graduation, he also qualified the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).  After this he qualified the KAS exam and is presently posted as Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies.
“But my aim was the country’s most prestigious examination-the UPSC civil services and i made up my mind to achieve this goal,” he says. He enrolled for the exam in 2009 and gave it his best effort. His effort bore fruit when the result was declared. His name figured in the list at the 617th rank.
 “Though my father is a farmer and mother, being illiterate, is a housewife, yet they encouraged me and supported morally and financially at crucial juncture of life. I cannot express the feeling of my mother whose dream’s has come true today,” elated Udham said.   
He said that his struggle has not ended here, saying “In fact my journey has begun just now as fulfilling the expectations of the people would be the biggest challenge for me.”
He shared, “It is my dream to serve the people particularly backward areas and work for their betterment.”

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