Newspaper vendor’s daughter cracks Haryana Civil Services examination
   Date :14-Jan-2020

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THIS is a kind of a success story which everyone dreams of, but there are a few like 26-year-old Shivjeet Bharti, who can make dreams come true against all odds. One of the 48 students to clear the Haryana Civil Services (Executive) examination (HCS), Bharti is one among the many who come from a humble background. Bharti is the daughter of a newspaper vendor from a nondescript village, Jaisinghpura in Haryana, where the state government is pushing the “Beti Bacho, Beti Padhao” campaign to change the patriarchal mindset of the society.
Today, she has made the news for her newspaper vendor father, whose many an encounter with officialdom and bureaucracy were not pleasant. Her father, Gurnam Saini, gets up in the dawn daily to distribute newspapers and gets only four holidays days in a year. Her mother, Sharda Saini, is an anganwadi worker. “Getting quality education with limited resources in the family was the real challenge,” an excited Bharti told IANS. She said studying hard and getting a government job was always her top priority. “I was preparing for my Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams.
In between, I got time and applied for the HCS (Executive) and cleared it in the first attempt. Now, I have the confidence and resources to crack the Civil Services Examination,” a confident Bharti, who is the eldest among three siblings, said. Her younger sister is pursuing post-graduation in public administration and her younger brother is a special child. After doing her post-graduation in Mathematics (Honours) from Punjab University in Chandigarh in 2015, Bharti earns extra by teaching students at her residence.
“Of course, the UPSC is my next aim,” she said, adding the coaching for the UPSC exams helped her cracking the HCS. She believes state-specific knowledge helps one to clear the state services examination. Setting aside common perception that only high and mighty can clear the exams in Haryana, she said: “My father categorically told me that he will not give any bribe for my government job.”