Mother of a 4yr old child, Tops the IAS exams- She studied all night without feeling tired

Anu Sharma cracked UPSC exam in the second attempt without taking coaching

Ambitious people never give up on dreams, come what may. So far, the majority of India witnessed that girls, after getting married remain loyal to their husbands and take care of their children till their last breath. Not many girls would go to office but be as homemakers. There are some girls with burning desire to unlock the achievements and one of such girls is Anu Kumari.

There is nothing that can stop a woman from touching the pinnacle of success. Anu Kumari proved that a girl can do anything to fulfill her dreams. The 31-year-old pulled off a spectacular second rank in the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) Civil Services exam 2017, the results of which were announced on Friday.

Anu Sharma (Credits: Hindustan Times Photo)

Anu Sharma’s inspirational story:

Hailing from Haryana’s Sonepat district, she is married to a businessman and has a four-year-old son. Anu Kumari has the prestigious Physics Honours graduate from the Hindu College, Delhi University. She did MBA from IMT Nagpur and following that Anu plied her trade with grit and determination in the private company for nine years before she decided to unlock her achievements to fulfil her dream.

She said that she decided to take a call on her working career when there was no satisfaction but pressure. “My job was good, but there was no internal satisfaction. It all became so mechanical that at one point I could not take it anymore. So I decided to quit and take up something through which I can contribute to society,” she told the Hindustan Times.

Anu Kumari decided to follow her dreams and at the second attempt, she cleared the exam. She strongly believes that she can do much good for the society. “Technically this was my second attempt, but I consider it as my first only because I could not prepare at all last time. I’m glad that I cleared it this time or next year would have been my last attempt due to the age limit,” she said.

Two years ago, Anu Kumari left Aviva Life Insurance, to begin ideal preparations for UPSC civil services exam. She missed out on her first attempt in the prelims in 2016 by just one mark. The 31-year-old said she wants to join the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and bring a change in the lives of women and children.

She said she wants to be the icon and emphasises on the subject of women’s empowerment. “I come from Haryana, where we see regularly the regressive nature of society and increasing crimes against women. Since I have got this amazing opportunity now, I would like to make most of it and work on women’s empowerment,” she said.

When asked about the secret behind her success, Anu said she did all by herself without losing focus. “I did not take any coaching. I studied myself and ensured I don’t lose focus,” she shared.

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