Three students of Malegaon are among the 86 who have been selected
for a year-long coaching to be organised free of cost for targeted
preparation of the civil services exams to be held next year.
These students were selected based on the written tests and
personal interviews conducted by Mumbai’s Aishabai Charitable
Trust as part of its nationwide talent search program that ended
Others who have been selected are
seven from Ahmadnagar, six from Aurangabad, four each from Solapur
and Beed, three from Bhiwandi, two from Nanded, one each from
Osmanabad, Meerath (Uttar Pradesh) and Sangli. Rest are from Pune,
Mumbai Jalgaon, Hyderabad and Latur.
“Of the total 86 students selected from all across the country,
three students Qamar Abbas, Pranay Ashok Hiray and Javed Iqbal are
from Malegaon”, Atul Lande, Director of Pune’s Synergy Study
Point, one of the coordinators of the Steelframe Talent Search
Abhyan, said while talking to ummid.com.
Brainchild of Farook Naikwadi, the campaign is aimed at increasing
the representation of people from rural and backward areas in the
civil services sector in order to what he termed as a move to give
the coveted policy making sector of the country a “more inclusive”
He said that the selection of the students was based on the
written tests given by about 1700 students at 14 different
locations across the country on September 30. “Among them were 137
students of Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar districts who had appeared
for the test at the Malegaon centre”, he said.
A total of 285 students including 21 from Nashik district who
passed the written tests were then called to Pune for personal
interviews held in second week of October.
“All the 86 students
selected after the personal interviews would now be trained for UPSC and MPSC exams conducted by the centre and state
respectively. The entire expenses of the coaching would be borne
by Aishabai Charitable Trust”, he said.
The Steelframe talent hunt result is seen as a step forward by the
local organisations which are working since 2007 when one of the
Malegaonians Qaiser Abdul Haque, for the first time in local
history, cracked the UPSC exams to
mobilise and encourage students to opt for the coveted career.
“Selection of three of our students under the Steelframe Talent
Search Abhiyan is a morale boosting event for us. After Qaiser,
they have become our role models to encourage others”, Nihal
Anasri of Citizens for Development & Peace (CDP) who coordinated
the Steelframe written tests locally said.