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Pranjali Patil, breaking all the stereotypes, becomes first visually impaired women IAS officer

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 June 2018, 17:11 IST
IAS (Times Of India)

It is said very often that if you have your dreams clear and determination on track nothing else matters much and as the famous dialogue from the famous Television series 'Game Of Thrones'' lead character John Snow says, Everything that comes after 'but' is horse-shit, Pranjal Patil is one such woman who has put these stoic thoughts to reality through her incomparable dedication and hard work.

Pranjal Patil scored 773rd rank in the UPSC exams to recruit officers in the prestigious Indian Administrative Services. Pranjali is visually challenged and has become the first women IAS officer who is visually impaired.

A resident of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, Patil lost her eyesight when she was merely six years of age. Even after multiple surgeries to reattach her retinas were not successful, she did not lose hope and instead, made her mark in the books of history.

She completed her graduation from St Xavier's College and went on to Jawaharlal Nehru University to study International Relations and given her amazing academic records she was offered an integrated MPhil and PhD program. She cleared the UPSC exam only by solving the mock tests and did not join any sort of coaching centre.

After completing her training at Mussoorie's Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, She was offered the post of Assistant Collector in central Kerala's Ernakulam district for a training period of one year. "I did notice right away that because Kochi is tourist friendly, everyone is very accustomed to receiving new people in the city," she said while speaking to the media a little after joining duty on May 28.

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First published: 5 June 2018, 17:11 IST