Two candidates from Manipur’s hill district of Ukhrul successfully cracked the prestigious Combined-Geo Scientist examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in their first attempt, results of which were announced by UPSC on Friday.
The final result was declared by the UPSC based on the result of the preliminarily exam held on January 19, 2020; written examination (Mains) which was conducted on October 17 and 18, 2020 and the interviews for personality test held on April and July this year.
Armed with M.SC. Tech in Applied Geology from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, 24 -year-old Nganaomi Khangrah son of Tuisem Khangrah of Sihai Khullen and 25-year-old Mirinsing Angkang son of Ramyo Angkang of Sinakeithel village – the duo cracked the exam in their first attempts thanks for their hard work and determination.
Sharing his journey, Nganaomi who loves to play football in his leisure time, said he was born and raised in a big family having seven siblings.
“I can see through the hardships and pains of my parents as they have limited income source. Being hard pressed, I went on to stay at my uncle Shangreiyo Khangarah’s place right from kindergarten. I’m thankful and indebted to my aunt and uncle, besides my parents, who not only placed me where I am today but for providing me their unstinted love, care and education. I am truly blessed to have them all in my life,” Nganaomi said. Securing 67 rank Nganaomi left a message, while appealing the youths to have dream and work towards achieving it through hard work and commitment.
Meanwhile, Ramyo Angkang father of Mirinsing, who not only have been a devote father but also dons the roles of mother to his two son’s whose mother passed away when they were at a tender age, said, “I didn’t marry again after my wife passed away because this would severe my relationship with my two sons. I don’t want that to have happened in my children’s life.
My life was filled with sadness but I carried the cross all along in order that my two children received their education which is more important than yai (magic wand). Today, I am a happy man; a proud father, Angkang exclaimed as he poured out his true joy on hearing the news of his son Mirinsing’s success.
In a telephonic conversation with the Ukhrul Times, Mirinsing Angkang who laid bare his takes on donning a new feathers said, “I am happy and relieved. It was a huge relief as the exam has been postponing for months because of covid.”
Elaborating on the role played by his father, Angkang whose aim in life is to be happy, active and healthy was all praise for his father. “My father has been my backbone all through this life; family and friends always supported me financially, morally and spiritually.”
Meanwhile, the newly selected Geo-Scientists duo agreed that it was not the toughest, but with the new syllabus in 2020, Prelims is introduced, which according to them, is a huge challenge for aspirants as they have to prepare doe General Studies apart from their main subject – Geology.
Aspirants needs to have thorough understanding and clarity of class X concepts, the duo added.
Talking about personality test round, Mirinsing said it was a new experience with the panels of the best in the country.
Conveying his message to the future aspirants, he has urged the youth aspirants to put God first in their life. “When you desperately want something, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Born and raised at Sinakeithel village, Mirinsing did his schooling from Chingshang private school, Sinakeithel Ukhrul.
There after he went on to finished his PU from Sacred heart higher secondary school, Hungpung Ukhrul.
Mirinsing completed his graduation from DM College Imphal, securing 4th rank. After graduation he sit for IIT entrance exam at Dhanbad and pursued M. SC. Tech. Applied Geology for three years before appearing the UPSC Geo-Scientist exam.
While his fellow-room mate at IIT Dhanbad in Jharkhand, Nganaomi did his schooling from Savio School Ukhrul, 12th from Herbert school Imphal, and completed his graduation from Hansraj College with B.SC honors in Geology.