For Manoj Thakur, a farmer from the Madhubani district, no less than a dream came true when his son Mukund Kumar finished 54th on his first attempt at the 2019 UPSC civil service exam, the result of which was announced on Tuesday has been . Thakur, a native of the village of Baruar in Bhatchoura Panchayat in Madhubani, was flooded with congratulatory messages and phone calls after his son’s performance.
“I am very happy and excited that my son, from humble backgrounds who come from a farming family, has achieved high ranks,” he said.
Mukund’s father Manoj Thakur did MSc in zoology in 1990 but did not get a government job. “I tried my luck in teaching and banking jobs. However, I missed the success. I didn’t have the money to apply for a second chance, ”said Thakur. In addition to agricultural work, he runs a counter with his brother-in-law in the Sudha Milk Parlor at the Babubarhi Bazaar.
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Mukund, 23, an English graduate from Delhi University, graduated from Rajnagar Awsiya Sharda Vidyalaya in Madhubani District. In 2006 he passed the entrance exam for the Sainik school Goalpara in Assam. According to his father, Mukund was an average student like every neighbor boy next door, but he got the first grade on every academic exam. After Mukund completed the Plus Two exam at the Sainik School in 2012, he moved to Delhi for the final course.
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Earlier this year, Mukund had also passed the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) 64th Combined Main Exam and written papers for the 65th BPSC Preliminary Round.
His main paper at UPSC was political science. Mukund had been preparing for UPSC in Delhi and, looking for a cheap IAS coaching institute, had joined one that had not yet been noticed due to a lack of students who had success with Prelims.
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Mukund’s mother, Mamta Devi, was apparently thrilled with the success of her only son, the youngest of his four siblings, three older sisters who are married and sedentary.