Kashmiri Youth Shines In IES Exam, Secures Second Rank

by Saifullah Bashir

SRINAGAR: Tanveer Ahmad Khan, a resident of Nigeenpora Kund, Kulgam has secured AIR-2 in the Indian Economic Services (IES) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). With this achievement, he has become the first youth from Kashmir valley to qualify the IES exam.

Tanveer Ahmad Khan IES

Despite the lack of availability of communication and connectivity, Tanveer removed all barriers and achieved the top rank.

Khan studied in a local primary school and later he went to Government Degree College Baramulla. Khan is also armed with a Masters in Economics in 2018 from Kashmir University.

Khan went to Kolkata for M.phil and was preparing for IES side by side.

“It was a hard struggle but I never stopped,” he said.

Khan’s father is a farmer and works in Punjab during the winter months.

Khan said along with his parents, his maternal uncle Ghulam Nabi Rather, a teacher by profession, kept him guiding and supporting financially and emotionally.

“This accomplishment is not the only mine, it has many stakeholders,” he said

While remembering his teachers, Khan said one of his teachers namely Bilal Ahmed Wani played a key role in my education.

Khan said that “indeed financial support matters a lot but that should not be an obstacle between your goals”. Khan hailed NGOs who helped him in difficult times.

After this breakthrough congratulations poured in for Khan.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took to Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations to Tanveer Ahmad Khan of Nigeenpora Kund, Kulgam for getting AIR-2 in Indian Economic Service (IES) 2020. I have always believed that the youth of J&K are inherently capable and full of potential. His feat will inspire and motivate our youngsters. I wish him a bright career.”



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