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Success story: Arkita Shukla, a doctor from Varanasi became IAS

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Published on 11 May 2016 3:33 AM GMT

Success story: Arkita Shukla, a doctor from Varanasi became IAS
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Varanasi: Inspired from former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Arkita Shukla, the girl from temple city of Varanasi, got the fourth rank in Union Public Service Commission examination.

The newztrack.com brings you the journey and success story of Artika:

Question: Who is your inspiration?

Artika: Dr Kalam and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I am highly inspired from them.

Question: Who helped you?

Artika: My brother Utsav Shukla, who is also an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 2012 batch, helped me a lot in preparing for the examination.

Question: How did you prepare?

Artika: There is no shortcut to success. One needs to be very determined and focus to achieve the target. Though, I am a doctor but I was very passionate to become an IAS officer after my brother became so.

I took one year leave from PGI Chandigarh and started preparing for the examination.

Question: How was your interview?

Artika: Since I belong to Varanasi, which is also the parliamentary constituency of our PM Modi, the interviewer asked me the changes after he represented our city.

I told them about the cleanliness and developmental works being done in the city.

He is among one of the best leaders India has got. I am looking forward to take his blessings and work like him.

Artika is pursuing Post Graduate degree of medicine in pediatrics. Her father is also a pediatrician.

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