State Times NewsDODA: “Where there is a Will, There is a Way” this Proverb has been proved in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, where a young orphan qualified prestigious KAS examination and written an example with ‘Golden Words’.He was just two-years-old, when he lost his father. He landed up in an orphanage at Srinagar. He battled poverty and other odds and finally “dodged destiny” to reach where he is today to represent J&K in Administration, but it’s not end, he is still dreaming to qualify IAS Exam to represent his country. This is the tale of 24-year-old Gazi Abdullah of far-flung hilly Gundna area of Doda, who qualified the prestigious KAS examination, whose results were declared by the Public Service Commission recently.State Times team led by Reporter Raja Rehber Jamal reached the far-flung area to know his struggle.Narrating his struggle and hardships, Gazi Abdullah said he was two- years- old when he lost his father Muhammad Abdullah Bhat.While talking to State Times , he said that I was only two years old when I lost my father. I had no one to support me financially and emotionally other than my mother, Nageena Begum, who was always there to motivate me even when I was far from him putting in an orphanage.Gazi spent seven years of his childhood at an orphanage in Bemina area of Srinagar, while fighting poverty and fulfilling his dream to become self-reliant to support his family especially his caring mother.He said, “I came to orphanage when I was studying in 5th class. I remained there till I passed 12th class examination.” After clearing 12th class examination, Gazi shifted back to his home district Doda as he could not manage to study in Srinagar due to financial constraints.He said, “I had no option than to go back to Doda. I enrolled myself in a local government degree college in Doda.” adding that he used give tuitions to help his mother and himself to finance his studies and to met the day to day needs of family.After completing his graduation, Gazi qualified an entrance test conducted at Aligarh Muslim University. At the same time he also qualified entrance test of Jammu University for PG but preferred to go AMU, where according to him, he get more exposure to reach and fulfill his goal.After qualifying KAS, he also completed his post graduation course in Botany at AMU.Gazi said he started preparations for the KAS examination after getting admission in PG course.While giving credit to his mother for the success, Gazi said that “I had a dream to qualify KAS examination. I could not have qualified the prestigious examination without support of my mother. She supported me and encouraged me to excel in life despite being uneducated.While getting emotional, Gazi said that without father life is not so easy but I thank God for giving me my mother, who always makes me feel like I have everything.While commenting on development of his area, he said “after becoming a part of Administration, I will try to improve the basic facilities in my area especially road connectivity and others.”He appealed youths to choose positivity instead of negative things and never blame circumstances because it’s life and we have to face hardships and struggle to get success.
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