First Visually Challenged female IAS officer!
Pranjal Patil, a 31 year old Maharashtra's resident who is visually impaired from the age of six took over as Thiruvananthapuram's Sub Collector on Monday.
In 2016, Patil cracked the Union Public Services Exam(UPSC) with an AIR of 773 but was refused job in the Railways due to being visually challenged. In the coming year she secured an AIR 124 and was appointed as Assistant Collector in Ernakulum, Kerala.
Reportedly, she was accompanied to her office with Assistant Collector Anu Kumari. Biju Prabhakar, Special Secretary, Social Justice, who was present there termed her assumption of office as an 'auspicious moment' for the district of Thiruvananthapuram.
She said "With our efforts, we all will get that one big breakthrough that we want. I expect a lot of support from the people of Thiruvananthapuram and the staff here to be able to work for the people.’’ She completed her graduation in political science with a master's in International relations from JNU, Delhi.
She also gave a little message to the youth, "We should never be defeated and never give up. With our efforts, we will always be able to achieve what we desire". With this great achievement, Patil has become India's first Visually challenged female IAS officer.
Report by : Rashika Bodh
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