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Udhampur lad tops BSF assistant commandant exam

Updated: Sep 08, 2016 08:03 IST

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 8: Nabeel Ahmad Wani, a resident of Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, who topped Border Security Force's Assistant Commandant (Works) Examination, in a message to the youth of the state has said they should follow their dreams and fulfil the aim of their life by taking the right path.

"I will urge you to take the right path; do something for your country and your motherland so that your country and motherland are recognised all over world. You all should follow your dreams and fulfil the aim of your life, but don't take any wrong path for that. Taking a wrong path is easier, but it's difficult to follow a right path. But, at the end, only those people are successful who take the right path," Wani told them.

Speaking to ANI, he said his aim was to do something against terrorism and felt that he could fulfil him aim by being either with the army or the BSF and that was why he decided to join the paramilitary force.

"My aim behind joining the force is to do well, and qualify for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and become an important part of the NIA and to play an important role in our country's security," he added.

Wani said he had given the examination in 2013, but lagged behind by some marks; however, he worked hard and bagged all-India first rank. "I want to serve the country, bring laurels for the nation, and work with 100 percent dedication and honesty," he added.

"I belong to a lower middle-class family. My father was a school teacher, who died two years back. I studied in a normal school in the district and went Punjab to study engineering to fulfil my father's dream. Our economic condition was not such that I could go to a big college, but with the support of the government-sponsored minority scholarships that paved way for me to complete my engineering. I was a topper in my college that ensured scholarships for my studies," he recounted.

"After finishing my college, I started focusing on my aim, which I had set much earlier that I would take up defence services, either the army or the BSF. I started preparing for defence service examination but, in the meantime, my father died and I took over the responsibilities of my family and a sister, and decided to take up a job. At present, I am working as a junior engineer with the water share department of the state government in Udhampur.

"While working as a junior engineer, I never thought that I have to work close to my home, and always wanted to work for the country and join either the army or the BSF. I used college books and internet, and self study for the preparation of the exams," added Wani.

Stating that terrorism has rotten J-K, Wani said, "I am a citizen of Jammu and Kashmir and have seen how terrorism has rotten our state. I want to fight against terrorism. We in the BSF know that the main reason of terrorism is terrorists supplied from across the border.

"My suggestion is that we should launch open recruitments for the people of the state so that they join the army and the BSF, and they come to know that no terrorist is with India, and they just want to fulfil their aim and if any person of any force, even as he is a Kashmiri, they will not leave them."

Asserting that J-K youth are immensely capable, he said, "There is nothing that the state youth cannot achieve, if they get guidance, cooperation and the feeling that they could be employed if they work hard. I understand that our government has started very good schemes like 'Beti Bachao' for the children to study and there are schemes for minority students, but most of them are not aware about it."

"However, now students of the state are excelling top exams all over India and becoming IAS and IPS. Those who are lagging behind lack awareness, and thus, if they have right guidance they can achieve any heights. A J-K lad has recently secured second rank in the Civil Services Examination," he added. (ANI)